Where is... or will be... the "DVS" mark in this Ultimate WWC masterpiece?
"...well, I tried to get it inked today, but my eyes went funny." (not sure if this is attributed to Ger or "Dude")
Answers to other questions:
(1) That lapboard... it is the coolest thing. It has an adjustable base that allows various tilt angles and a built in, removable straight edge, and a carrying handle:
(2) I stopped using a Hunt 102 nib a long time ago. Never liked it. I also gave up on technical pens since I found these markers. Yes, markers. If Dave were dead he'd be spinning in his grave. There's the Staedtler Pigment Liner and Micron Pigma. Both waterproof and light-fast "#1 archival ink". They come in a vast array of line widths and some have chiseled or tapered tips. They work great on the watercolour paper. I let the ink cure for at least 12> hours before putting water on it. For solid black areas: Speedball Superblack, waterproof India Ink. I usually put that on after the colour. I don't ink with brushes. Never have. Tried. Can't. For filling in solid blacks, any half decent brush will do. I don't spend much money on them because they tend not last if you don't clean them immediately and thoroughly.
For colour I use, and have used for a long time, Winsor & Newton Brilliant Watercolour Designers. That's all it says on the label. They are like watercolour dyes. Intense yet transparent colours in little glass bottles with eye-droppers in the lid. I like them because if you use one drop of this colour, two drops of that colour, one drop of black and fifteen drops of water, you will end up with exactly the same hue, tone, tint and shade of colour every time. A little drop of this stuff goes a long way. I tried to buy some replacements recently and they told me that not only does W&N not make them anymore, but they never did.
Brushes are usually a gold sable or sable/synthetic. W&N series 700, Cotman 111, 101,and the series 725 and 777 for the wider brushes. Not the most expensive brushes, but not the cheapest either. I'm not a painter. I just colour. That's why I do what amounts to a finished pen & ink drawing and then colour it in... trying to stay inside the lines. Always light to dark.
(3) My cigars are Colts Rum & Wine and my beer is Tuborg Gold.