For illustrating text, black and white paintings have best reproducing abilities. Either with ink pen or with ink feather, most ink paintings are linestroked.
In 2000 my wife and I decided that we wanted a calendar with nice b/w images of fantastic scenes where each day of a month is integrated into the picture. Every spare time I made sketches and then drawed the images with ink. The parents of good friends of us were working in a print office where they made prints on paper with crazing effect sized Din A0 for us and our friends. As the making of a printing plate was very expensive, they didn’t print only ten, so we still have calendars in our storage room. 😉
This year I decided to upload all of the calendar sheets (I had some of them on my old homepage and on elfwood before). Here you can see all the drawings of the calendar, now.