Here are samples of pen and ink sketches using my new "toys"! I got 2 Lamy Vista pens this week, one with extra fine nib the other with a fine nib. It was the discussions on EDM (EveryDayMatters) that led me to ask more questions about this pen and finally get them. I am really pleased with how they draw and sketch with. I used Noodlers black ink on Canson sketchbook. At least I'm fulfilling one of my goals for this year.....doing more with pen and ink.
Another seascape attempt done on 4 x 5 inch black multimedia artboard sample I received. Done mostly with PanPastels but it was very hard because of the size. Some pastel pencils were used for the flowers, grasses, and waves.
Here is part of my new year's resolution to draw more with pen and ink. This was done on 6 x 9 inches Stonehenge paper. Used Micron and Pentel pocket brush pen. Photo came from Wet Canvas and an aritcle on pen and ink shading techniques.
This new sketch was done with an Ackerman pen, Hunt 101 pen. Some were having trouble with theirs so I thought I'd try mine. It was scratchy just like my regular dip pens, but this one has an ink resevoir. Done in my Canson 6 x 9 inch sketchbook.
This was my first "real" painting using my new PanPastels. Paper was blue, pastels used were Phthalo Blue and its tint, Turquoise and its tint, Paynes Grey ting, Black, White, and Violet. Using rougher paper makes a big difference. Easy to add one color over another, and the blending is easy. This was done in about an hour. Size 6 x 9 inches.
This was done outside while sitting on our back porch, so I guess you can call it plein aire. It's sitting in a planter outsie our porch. It was a gread 70 degree weather today and enjoyed sketching outside.