OK you’ve read over and over on the blog that I love drawing with pens that are drying out. BUT…
Someone has to get serious and march around the house and throw out all the really dried out pens. It’s time to start fresh.
On the evening of this drawing if a fresh pen had been on hand I could have doodled in all the little knitting lines on this pup’s sweater. And I think that would have been fun, and on this particular night it would have even been good for me.
By all means love your dried out pens. I know I do.
But at some point make a point to clear out the dried pens that only get a line or two down on paper before really sputtering and struggling.
Then put out some new, fresh pens for yourself.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on this; simply fill some cartridges and converters with ink if you use fountain pens; or get a couple inexpensive brush pens like the Sakura Pigma Professional Brush Pen FB and place them near your favorite chairs for sketching.
The next time you reach for a pen when you feel like dealing with detail you’ll thank yourself.
Have great fun. You’ll be glad you did.
Sometime your intention can simply be to have fun!