— John Beatty (@_JohnBeatty_) May 18, 2015
My view from behind the table of this new pop-culture show “Collective Con.”
A first year “pop-culture” show held inside the Expo Center of the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Always a roll of the dice for new events, some soar and others bomb. It’s the nature of the game and there are no guarantees to which way an event will swing.
What is about to follow, should you continue reading, ( and I hope you will ) is my unbiased view of what I came away with by being a guest at Collective Con 2015.
One of the most common questions I get is, “What ink do you use?”
Well to answer that we need to go back in time, a time where not only ink but ALL of the art supplies were pretty much flawless in the way they were made. For better or worse, I saw the demise of “traditional” supplies decline in quality or at worst, go out of business and become extinct.
My all time favorite ink was “Pelikan yellow label drawing ink.”
Before I dig into the inks I’ve chosen to comment on, I need to be clear that I do not use, or like the “acrylic based” inks due to the tackiness of them and the damage they can do to your brushes if you let the ink dry in them.