today in class we worked from the models using ink with a bamboo pen and sumi brush. I've used ink this way once or twice before, but always with a regular watercolor brush. I hadn't realized that a sumi brush had such a steep learning curve aka feels like you're painting with a wet noodle. I started to get the hang of it by the time we got to these twenty-ish minute poses though.
this drawing was done as this weeks homework assignment, a full body self portrait. I have a bad habit of working really loose until I need to make a "finished" piece, and then I lose it all, which unfortunately happened here.