Drawing Hands — Brushpen

Igor Stravinsky - Brushpen portrait, rough paper again for nice dry brush textures. Watching Rite of Spring once a day for the last few weeks — so heavy.

Nick Cave - Brushpen portrait on real rough paper to emphasize drybrush technique. Laying down liquid frisket with a toothpick to play with some negative space. Listening to Abattoir Blues on repeat.


This is more of my work performed in indentured servitude to Simon Roy. I kid, I kid. I’ve been trying to work on my pen style. It’s actually been a while since I’ve hatched a hatch, and a few weeks since I worked on this mother. I like it better now, but I’m particular. I like to get in a groove where I’m feelin’ all the lines I’m putting down, just feelin’ that nib digging into the paper in just the right way. Anyways, here’s this.

This particular scene won’t be in the finished comic, but I liked doodling on it in my own time, changing the progression and adding/taking away visual information.

Malachi Ward colored a bigger version of this page, and it looks pretty sweet. Updates to come…

Stop Dating Musicians - editorial work. Opinions are those of the writer and may not reflect the artist (who is also a musician and likes dates and would miss them very much). Brushpen on textured paper with digital colours.

Novus Ordo Seclorum - Pyramid schemes illustration. Brushpen on real rough paper with digital colour.

Inspired by an old Questlove photo, drawn with brushpen and coloured digitally, by Alain Champagne.

Happy Valentines Day! Drawn with brushpen and digital colour, by Alain Champagne. Inspired by Janelle Monae photograph.

Beethoven Sonata No. 29 - Hammerklavier — drawn by Alain Champagne.