Currently Browsing: pen and ink
Sometimes when I don’t like the paper in a journal I’m working in (here a Zeta Smooth, heavyweight journal from Stillman & Birn) I will sketch on Post-it Notes™ Sometimes I save those bits of paper and make a piecemeal portrait. (See the category list for additional piecemeal portraits.) See my four part review on […]
I write about using little bits of paper every so often. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I have another post on this coming up later this month. Here’s a sketch I started on a yellow legal pad. I was trying to decide if I would sketch or paint, and I wanted to […]
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Above: Staedtler Pigment Liner .3 on defunct drawing paper in an 8 x 8 inch journal I made. Light washes of gouache added to the bottom sketch. Click on the image and view an enlargement. Since I began my series on "direct sketching with pen and ink" last week I have received a number of […]
See the full post for details and another drawing from the March 6 Como Zoo trip.
The full post is about my thoughts on sketching directly with pen and ink (without using pencil first).
See the post for links to Marty’s Fair sketches and other great sketches from the Fair by a variety of artists.
Above: The first page spread in my fake journal, started April 1, 2009 (my persona writes the date Year-Month-Date). Click on the image for an enlargement.
This week has been exhausting but interesting. I had to juggle a lot of things. One of those things was the start of IFJM, the other was jury duty. I'll be posting about the later sometime soon.
In the meantime, I wanted to post the opening spread to my IFJM journal to give people an idea of the approach I'm taking.