Fun Surfaces for the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen…

March 12, 2013

130102_EHeavyManLeft: Stonehenge cream paper, 8.5 x 11 inches. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Character actor on Perry Mason late one night.

Some papers and pens are so wonderful together that you can't help but feel happy when you use the one with the other.

The Pentel Pocket Brush Pen feels marvelous (just a little bit of drag to know you're working) on Stonehenge paper.

I usually start sketches like this thinking I'll add paint later. But then I fall in love the the crispness of the line on this paper.

I like using this pen on so many papers, but I do have a handful of favorite papers for the PPBP, and this is one of them. Smooth gridded papers that I wrote of a week or so ago are also favorites. I also really enjoy the feel of the PPBP on the paper in the Fabriano Venezia journals. (That last link also takes you to the start of a multi-part series on using the PPBP. If you didn't try it then you might try it now.)

A lot of time in the evenings if it has been a day of paperwork and little sketching, or it has been a day of too much sketching, I like to unwind and sketch actors I see on the TV.

Sometimes it's because the actors have great noses or ears, like Adam Goldberg. Sometimes, it's the fresh new faces on shows like The Glee Project. Sometimes if I'm watching an episode of Perry Mason (which you all know I watched a lot this winter) it's because it's great character actors striking a pose. It's a great way to end a day.

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