Bottles of ink

June 18, 2009 § Leave a comment

bottles of ink

bottles of ink

I haven’t sketched anything in a while, so I thought I’ll start with what is right on my desk… it were four bottles of ink. I like the darker colors and I don’t only use them in my pens, but also paint and sketch with them. For this sketch for instance I have applied the ink right out of the bottle using a middle sized brush.


Nibs and ink erasers once again

January 10, 2009 § 1 Comment


I’ve had it happen a few times, that readers of this blog contacted me to ask me where they can get nibs and and/or ink erasers. Tough question, I know of only a few stores within the US that carry Lamys, but none where you could by the erasers. So those of you who really want an ink eraser/eradicator and a special nib (only steel!) and who do not fear the high shipping costs from the EU to the US (around 10$) just contact me. I cannot promise that I will be able to get the nib you want, but I will try.

What is an ink eraser?

September 22, 2008 § 13 Comments

Sorry for not updating my blog in a long time, but I have been on holidays the last couple of weeks and far away from my computer :).

Nevertheless it was nice to find some new comments here … and I’ll try my best to answer your questions.

So, what exactly is an ink eraser? It’s a tool to erase (erasable) blue ink.

Most ink erasers will basically look like that:

Ink eraser (in front)

It has two different tips, one is a white/clear fiber tip which is used for erasing:

erasing fiber tip

Ink eraser: erasing fiber tip

whereas the other tip is a blue fine-liner tip used for writing.

writing tip

Ink eraser: writing tip

Now, let’s say you wrote something and made a mistake, just like that



you can erase the wrong parts using the white tip

Correcting mistakes... ^^
Much better now, but still not perfect -__-

Much better now, but still not perfect -__-

And afterwards correct it, using the blue writing tip


It’s very easy ^^!

Ink eraser work only with erasable inks and at this time there are only blue ink colors that are erasable. You should be able to buy ink erasers in all those shops that carry pens and erasable inks or you could just try ebay, too.

Ink erasers are meant for those people who write with pens, however, there are of course even some weird and creative ideas for those who love to sketch with their pen. You can correct little mistakes in your line drawings (if you really care for…) or you can do negative drawings just like the one below 😉

Negative drawing

Negative drawing

hobby vs. hobby

June 20, 2008 § 7 Comments

dolly stockings – pen & ink in sketchbook

This year in April I became infected by the ABJD-Virus. No, it’s nothing serious, don’t worry, it’s just expensive. Horribly expensive. ABJD is an abbreviation for Asian ball-jointed dolls. They are really beautiful, such cuties ^^! If you haven’t heard of them before and want to check out some examples, just follow the following links to marvel at their beauty. And their prices.

Now since the dolls themselves are that outrageous expensive (or do you consider up to $ 700 for one doll as reasonably priced?!?), I just had to economize somewhere and so I started sewing at least the outfits for them myself. Phew, sewing turned out to be quite time consuming, so I didn’t find much time for painting the last weeks. However, now that I’m broke (yes, I ordered a doll), I have more time for drawing and painting again.

Chiaroscuro terrier – or a pet that peeves

March 21, 2008 § 6 Comments

chiaroscuro dog

“chiaroscuro terrier”, mixed media, sketchbook

A pet peeve of mine are pets that peeve, especially those life models that would not stand still for only a second to let me capture at least one decent photo of them – not to talk about trying to sketch them! Just like this little gal here. I tried to photograph her several times, but all the shots got blurry.

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