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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...


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

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