12 November 2013

Pen and ink sketch

I missed sketching yesterday but did  have an idea while driving home from school. I will do it later and add it as a late addition.

Am feeling a bit lost without my sketchbooks so had a look through my cupboard to see if there was anything in there I could use. I splurged on a Moleskine back in '09 and rarely used it. So I guess now is a good enough time to give it a go and see what it is like.

This was done directly in pen, using a Signo uniball. This succulent grows in a pot outside my front door so was a handy model. I loved the way the pen glided over the paper, so smooth. I tried different pen strokes to try and show the texture and form. The colour of the paper was different to work with, I don't remember it being so yellow. I don't normally do a double page spread like this either, bit hard when my usual sketchbook is wirebound. It gave a nice square format. I think I could like this... :)



I also found a watercolour Moleskine still in its plastic wrap so I'll be giving that a test run over the week too. The paper looks very different...

3 comments:

  1. Very nice! Nothing like stepping out of your sketchbook comfort zone to bring out some cool stuff!

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  2. Thanks, I am always jumping from subject to subject, sign of a distracted mind I think.

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