June 18, 2009 § Leave a comment
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.
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.
January 4, 2009 § 1 Comment
It’s January 4th, so usually by that time most people have already broken up with at least one of their new year’s resolutions. I haven’t even made any until today. So my resolution is going to be that I will try to fill at least one page of my sketchbook with a painting/drawing and write about it.
See that little sketch above? This was done yesterday as kind of inauguration of my new sketchbook. It started out as a random doodle and ended up looking like a selfportrait with vampire teeth. Ouch. 😉
It was sketched with a dip pen using tangerine, purple and blue ink. Afterwards I gave it a little wash with the brush. I love using inks for washings or even as watercolor. True, they are not removable once dry, but there color is so much more vibrant than watercolor.
Happy New Year to all the reader of my blog :)!