Artist Highlight - Dan Berry

Artist Highlight - Dan Berry

December 23, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Artist Spotlights

We discovered customer Dan Berry as one of our Twitter followers. A browse through his artwork impressed us, and we are happy to feature him on JetPics! He is a senior lecturer at the North Wales School of Art & Design at Glyndwr University, and leads the specialism in graphic novels. He also works as a freelance designer and illustrator. He has written a number of comics including Silky Wilson, Onion Soup and his ongoing webcomic Oxford Clay (oxfordclay.com) He draws compulsively. His website is thingsbydan.co.uk. The following selected drawings make use of the Kuretake #40 High Grade Sable Hair Brush Pens, Sailor Recruit Fountain Pen - Steel Nib - Fine, and Sailor Pocket Brush Pens.

Give us a little insight as to how you use our JetPens products in your illustrations.

Depending on the job, I generally use either the Kuretake #40, the Sailor Recruit or the Sailor Brush Fountain Pen (either angle - they are both excellent!) I usually refill the cartridges with Platinum Carbon Black Ink and a syringe, which works really well with both the brush and the fountain pens. I've never had a clogging problem with this ink and these pens. It is good to get a nice uniform blackness throughout a drawing, so whether or not I'm changing pen halfway through an illustration, it remains consistent. Being waterproof and relatively quick-drying is a bonus, but I often use a medium Pentel Aquabrush to pick up some ink into a rough wash before it dries.

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