003 | 365 | 2014 Pen & Ink
As I'm in my experimental phase (ahem), thought I'd do some experimenting. I used to enjoy drawing in pen & ink as a student 'way back when...' and until very recently, I wrote with a fountain pen (not much cause to physically put pen to paper any more ... shame that). Anyway, putting these two things together, I decided to try sketching with a fountain pen ... my pencil sketches were going SO well, after all (yep, that was sarcasm, I'm not delusional yet).
I managed 3 pages of sketches and learnt 3 things (in the order of my drawings ... funnily enough):
1. pen & ink drawing was unforgiving and a light and considered touch is called for
(random, heavy handed sketches: cartoon character, flower, hand, barstool, container, sunglasses)
2. it' all too easy to overwork a drawing
3. pen nib/brand selection is very important - for me, fine or extra fine nibs and the pen of choice - I have a fair few - was the Lamy