Quick sketches of people in the cafe, a guy reading the paper, a lady looking wistful (I drew her forehead wrong), the barista had a very impressive big beard…..Using the Sailor Fude pen again….I have a love/hate relationship with this pen. Great to be able to produce such a variety of lines with the one pen….super-fine lines when the nib used upside down, very wide fat lines when laid on it’s 55′ angle. But to get a “normal”weight line I have to hold the pen differently to my usual drawing position…. more upright which just feels strange. I probably just need more practice….”a bad workman blames his/her tools”!
Sailor Fude Fountain Pen 55′, De Atramentis Archive Ink
These are our two chooks Emily and Chirp (Poppy is sadly no more) who scratch around in a section of our backyard. They were really hard to draw as they never stop moving… I watched them for fifteen minutes hoping that they would settle down and be still but I think they only know me as the food provider – they always get excited when I approach expecting to be fed some kitchen scraps.
I did the drawing with my new toy…. a Sailor brand “Fude” fountain pen from Larry Post. It’s a fountain pen with a nib bent up at 55 degrees which gives varying line widths depending on how far you tilt it from vertical position….It’s rather weird to draw with (it was created as a writing pen to mimic Japanese brush calligraphy).
Drawn on 125 gsm Quill brand cover paper