Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Experimenting With Ink...


Remember the forthcoming walking holiday in Italy I've been fretting about?

Well, I like to draw in the airport, to help pass all that really tedious time after check-in. Unfortunately, they don't let me put my craft knife - for sharpening my pencil - in my hand luggage (I once had it confiscated!), which is a bit of a nuisance, as I really hate to draw with a blunt pencil.


So, with that problem in mind, I bought myself a fine-tip, waterproof, felt pen to use instead (I never did get on with the proper cartridge pen I bought before - the waterproof ink just clogged it up).


Having not drawn with a felt nib before, I thought I'd try it out. These are a couple of drawings I did over the Easter weekend. The line is not as sexy as a pencil, but on the whole, I am pretty pleased with the results.

12 comments:

Doug said...

very nice! great mini-van drawing. I think you have that felt tip under control!

Candace Trew Camling said...

I love the look of this! Nice job! The lighting is wonderful.

Jon Davis said...

These are really good, I especially like the way you've done the arm chair.
You've never used a felt nip before, and the drawings look this good, tch :)

(I do like the way you make little notes about your sketches on the edges, it's nice to get that little bit of background)

James Mayhew said...

I really REALLY like these, you should definitely do more!!! Oh, and have fun in Italy - can't wait to see the pics on the blog!

Bill Sharp said...

These are wonderful. Great variety of line and I love the reflections on the van. They won't smear in your sketchbook like pencil drawings will.

BELLASTELLAGIRL said...

I really like these - the every day aspect suits the line drawing.

Moish said...

nice!
the felt pen is just a smaller version of the markers you use in your school presentations.

Jill said...

Love these drawings. I enjoy drawing with a 0.1 edding profipen especially when the ink is beginning to dry up as it responds to pressure. Good discipline as no rubbing out possible. I would love to have your sure touch - practice, practice practice.

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you so much folks - I'll try the pen more and keep up the experimentation, as it's fun to try new media. Keeps you on your toes too!

Parris Boyd said...

Nice stuff, Lynne, includin' your website. Certainly enjoyed my visit - found you via spokanemike on Twitter. Keep up the good work.

beanmhor said...

I very much enjoy your postings on Urban Sketchers, so came over to see your blog.
I'm responding to your comment about waterproof ink clogging your pen; you might try "Pen & Ink" no shellac India Black fountain pen ink. I believe it is the shellac which clogs pens.

Lynne Chapman said...

Thanks - I'll try it!