I'm guilty of painting recently.. although not cuz i thought it was cool, just cuz i found a nice bottle of india ink and a fine paintbrush in my art-box and thought i'd experiment. I think the Conte and Graphite sticks are next.
Thank you for the compliments. Jermaine, I'm not sure that there is a trend happening. I just like to paint more than I like to ink. The only ones I can think of doing it off hand are you, Dwitt, Reush, and me, they are always my favorites too. El Negro, it is acrylic washes on illustration board.