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penwash
September 24th, 2015, 07:53 AM
I'll start:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5680/21044554704_532fe6a0fe_c.jpg

penwash
September 28th, 2015, 10:40 PM
The pen is now my favorite sketching unit.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/578/21612836420_6bcfc28280_c.jpg

flummoxed
September 29th, 2015, 02:43 AM
Here are my three latest ones,
https://igcdn-photos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t51.2885-15/e15/11849072_911451478939647_1319294510_n.jpg
https://igcdn-photos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t51.2885-15/e15/11875427_795079100602308_1205950124_n.jpg
https://igcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t51.2885-15/e15/11887215_741701465957001_1547340807_n.jpg

All three are drawn in a Ranga 4C with a F-C steel nib ground to a needlepoint by Masuyama and Sheaffer Skrip Brown.

I've only recently started posting on Instagram at https://instagram.com/flumm0x3d/

sharmon202
September 29th, 2015, 05:23 AM
78G - my fountain pen sketch

21495

Sailor Kenshin
September 29th, 2015, 11:12 AM
Well...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8618/16521658815_aae05ac1c3_z.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3669/9133602209_9b09ef1577_z.jpg

I really want to get back into this!

penwash
September 29th, 2015, 11:43 AM
Well...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3669/9133602209_9b09ef1577_z.jpg

I really want to get back into this!

Seriously! With an amazing sketch like this?
You definitely need to get back to it.

Sailor Kenshin
September 29th, 2015, 02:06 PM
Thanks! It's been a little hectic around here lately, but I'm hoping for some sketch time.

Fawkes
September 29th, 2015, 05:45 PM
Here are some recent ones of mine:
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a629/Kevin_Keller/Screen%20Shot%202015-09-29%20at%206.39.07%20PM_zpsbkzurl2p.png
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a629/Kevin_Keller/Screen%20Shot%202015-09-29%20at%206.39.37%20PM_zpsbgawsp9r.png
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a629/Kevin_Keller/Screen%20Shot%202015-09-29%20at%206.39.47%20PM_zpsrigwxmg2.png
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a629/Kevin_Keller/Screen%20Shot%202015-09-29%20at%206.39.16%20PM_zpsefxoqqn7.png
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a629/Kevin_Keller/Screen%20Shot%202015-09-29%20at%206.39.28%20PM_zpsciyzdzzm.png

Sailor Kenshin
September 29th, 2015, 05:52 PM
LOVE architectural drawings!

penwash
September 29th, 2015, 07:42 PM
Here are some recent ones of mine:
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a629/Kevin_Keller/Screen%20Shot%202015-09-29%20at%206.39.37%20PM_zpsbgawsp9r.png


This one, looks so complete without being overwhelming. Super good!

Which pens are those?

Fawkes
September 29th, 2015, 10:28 PM
Here are some recent ones of mine:


This one, looks so complete without being overwhelming. Super good!

Which pens are those?

Thank you! Glad you like em. The yellow pen is a Pelikan demonstrator with a custom-ground M400 nib, it is a needlepoint nib with a line weight of about .1 mm. The other pen is one of my vintage Montblanc 136s. It has one of the nicest nibs ever! A rare palladium nib in extra fine with tons of flex to it. It also retains all of its original gold "plating." I have seen a lot of the palladium nibs missing the gold masking, which was created by heating the nib to turn the palladium a gold tone. Lately these two pens have become my go-to pens for drawing. I also frequently use a Pelikan 400NN and M805 demo.

I like mango pudding
September 29th, 2015, 11:20 PM
That architectural printing is so Frank Lloyd Wrightish

Hawk
September 30th, 2015, 12:31 PM
Fantastic sketches, all of you.

penwash
September 30th, 2015, 04:23 PM
You may have seen this one if you follow the Dallas Pen Show thread, but I'll post it here where it belongs:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5653/21532529368_d79f6298cf_c.jpg

Crazyorange
September 30th, 2015, 04:40 PM
I draw zentangles. Lately I've been using Spirograph with fountain pens. It's a bit of trial and error. But with all the ink colors the designs can pop.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/30/a1428fcbf950949fd421ae5d357090cb.jpg

penwash
October 1st, 2015, 08:27 AM
^---------- That is a wonderful way to show off inks (and pens). What are those in the picture, may I ask?

Crazyorange
October 1st, 2015, 10:50 AM
^---------- That is a wonderful way to show off inks (and pens). What are those in the picture, may I ask?

Thanks :)
Mont Blanc lavender.
The pure pink one - Mont Blanc pink ink.
The red pink is bung box lycoris red.

mygraine
October 4th, 2015, 08:12 PM
Anyone here participating Inktober? I will post some later this week.

penwash
October 5th, 2015, 09:56 PM
Anyone here participating Inktober? I will post some later this week.

Thanks for the pointer, sounds like fun.
But I am not at that level of discipline yet. Maybe next year :)

Meanwhile...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/584/21982993325_9dc06349db_c.jpg

Sevenof9
October 6th, 2015, 01:41 AM
Fantastic thread with these lovely sketches. Thank you all. 7 :)

fountainpagan
October 11th, 2015, 04:22 PM
I love your drawings, specialy those of Fawkes. I too love architectural drawings.
Thank you for sharing.

Here are some of mine.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/538/q8hBK2.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/eyq8hBK2j)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/540/Py0AXj.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f0Py0AXjj)

penwash
October 12th, 2015, 09:49 PM
New pen, the TWSBI Mini...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5726/21935743770_ba5b27458f_c.jpg

I like the Kensington Blue ink, it gives the sketch a rural feel.

penwash
October 19th, 2015, 10:14 PM
This week, I decided to do the same sketch as the last one, because I didn't like the proportion of the car.

So here we go... they say incremental improvements are better than no improvement at all, right?

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5650/22307634832_7300e5562e_c.jpg

fountainpagan
October 20th, 2015, 01:45 AM
You are right. This car is much better.

Well done.

penwash
October 20th, 2015, 09:14 AM
You are right. This car is much better.

Well done.

I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Merci!

fountainpagan
October 20th, 2015, 10:22 AM
You are welcome, de rien.

penwash
October 26th, 2015, 10:45 PM
Okay, the sketch for this week is inspired by a lovely barn that I saw last week when we went on a cabin trip in East Texas...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/668/21887101833_3a4ecefb7a_c.jpg

Who would have thought that the old Estie is such a nice pen to sketch with.
The 9556 Firm Fine nib is a nail, but what a charming nail it is.

I'm also happy with the dark-chocolate color of the ink mix (my first, yay!).

Sailor Kenshin
October 29th, 2015, 07:40 AM
Very cool!

My first new sketch in ages, done with a Platinum 3776 Bourgogne (M) and a mix of Platinum Black, JH Rouge Caroubier, and MB Corn Poppy.


https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5797/22582913701_7f319539a7_z.jpg

penwash
October 29th, 2015, 08:05 AM
New work, crazy ink mix (a stately dark red), and a nice single subject sketch (I've yet to attempt that).
Cool!

I just realize that with fountain pens, we get to sketch using unique colors from mixing inks. How liberating is that?

Sailor Kenshin
November 2nd, 2015, 07:45 PM
Three different subjects, three different pens 'n' inks. I could get used to this.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5734/21989162454_43b5f7013b_z.jpg

penwash
November 2nd, 2015, 09:58 PM
Oro, You beat me to it, SK ... :)
Nice sketches too!

This week, to celebrate The Fall season, the inspiration is an old farm truck decorated for the pumpkin patch.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/769/22545065320_dbd97a9d23_c.jpg

Happy Fall (Autumn) !!

Sailor Kenshin
November 3rd, 2015, 09:23 AM
That's a good one, penwash. Perfect color for it, too!

penwash
November 3rd, 2015, 02:33 PM
That's a good one, penwash. Perfect color for it, too!

I think *the* perfect color would be Diamine Pumpkin which of course, I don't have.

penwash
November 9th, 2015, 10:35 PM
Stepping into a relaxing stroll in a Japanese Garden:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5661/22724480550_2d91399b05_c.jpg

Which reminds me, I have to visit the closest one I have in Fort-Worth, which is beautiful especially in the Fall.

migo984
November 10th, 2015, 06:02 AM
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Pilot Heritage 92 F
Sailor Kiwa-guro
Roberson's Penman Classical Obsidian Brown
Iroshizuku Kiri-Same

penwash
November 10th, 2015, 08:02 AM
Migo,
Beautiful sketch.
How is it done? Pen and brush?
And thanks for introducing me to Roberson's Penman Classical, that's a fascinating ink brand that I've never heard before.

migo984
November 10th, 2015, 11:11 AM
Migo,
Beautiful sketch.
How is it done? Pen and brush?
And thanks for introducing me to Roberson's Penman Classical, that's a fascinating ink brand that I've never heard before.

Thank you. That's especially nice to hear coming from you - I admire your sketches very much.

Yes - I did the sketch with the Custom 92 fountain pen then colour washes with diluted Kiri-Same and Obsidian Brown, applied using a refillable water brush.

Roberson's inks are unusual. Sometimes you read that they are for dip pens and calligraphy, but they are water soluble and lots of people use them in FPs. I've used them many times with no problems whatsoever. They are very "light" inks, generally unsaturated, available in traditional colours, and are quite low cost too. Great for sketching and washes.

Sailor Kenshin
November 10th, 2015, 11:54 AM
I did a cup, too, lol.

Here are two of my obssessions: coffee cups (this one is a classic Pfaltzgraff Gourmet, or Brown Drip Glaze)...which I rendered with a Wing Sung, in a failed attempt at the now-unavailable Pelikan Khaki ink.

And yes. Pencil lines.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/745/22898421306_7a920630be_z.jpg

penwash
November 10th, 2015, 05:42 PM
Yes - I did the sketch with the Custom 92 fountain pen then colour washes with diluted Kiri-Same and Obsidian Brown, applied using a refillable water brush.

Roberson's inks are unusual. Sometimes you read that they are for dip pens and calligraphy, but they are water soluble and lots of people use them in FPs. I've used them many times with no problems whatsoever. They are very "light" inks, generally unsaturated, available in traditional colours, and are quite low cost too. Great for sketching and washes.

Fascinating.
What amazes me is that your lines are not smeared by the water brush washes.
Did you leave it to dry for a while?

penwash
November 10th, 2015, 05:43 PM
I did a cup, too, lol.

Here are two of my obssessions: coffee cups (this one is a classic Pfaltzgraff Gourmet, or Brown Drip Glaze)...which I rendered with a Wing Sung, in a failed attempt at the now-unavailable Pelikan Khaki ink.

And yes. Pencil lines.


I didn't know there are nuances of coffee cups that is collectible. Learn something new every day :)

migo984
November 10th, 2015, 07:03 PM
Fascinating.
What amazes me is that your lines are not smeared by the water brush washes.
Did you leave it to dry for a while?

Yes. Kiwa-guro is a nano-particle carbon (pigment) ink so is waterproof when dry. It dries fast. Even so I kept the washes quick & light.

penwash
November 16th, 2015, 10:46 PM
This week, An Old Tractor.

Something about these old workhorses are so appealing.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5760/23091862731_88dbdb93d3_c.jpg

Michael
November 17th, 2015, 12:03 AM
Hello.
Iím a new member and these are my sketches, all done with Esterbrooks and Waterman inks. You can find more on my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/michaeltsouras/ . Thank you.

migo984
November 17th, 2015, 01:54 AM
Beautiful sketches. I especially admire the tonal values of the second one.

penwash
November 17th, 2015, 08:43 AM
Hello.
Iím a new member and these are my sketches, all done with Esterbrooks and Waterman inks. You can find more on my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/michaeltsouras/ . Thank you.

Hey Michael,
I use my Esterbrook for sketching also. Their Fine nibs are very nice to sketch/draw with.

Sailor Kenshin
November 17th, 2015, 07:22 PM
I did a cup, too, lol.

Here are two of my obssessions: coffee cups (this one is a classic Pfaltzgraff Gourmet, or Brown Drip Glaze)...which I rendered with a Wing Sung, in a failed attempt at the now-unavailable Pelikan Khaki ink.

And yes. Pencil lines.


I didn't know there are nuances of coffee cups that is collectible. Learn something new every day :)

There used to be a website/email 'letter,' Cup of the Day. Wish it was still around!

This time, a cartoon toothbrush:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/749/22710917919_45b1e507d9_z.jpg

penwash
November 23rd, 2015, 10:27 PM
I love old cities, and since I read one of the "Inspector Yashim" novels by Jason Goodwin, I am fascinated by Constantinople or today's Istanbul.

This week's sketch is inspired by the view from the Bosphorus strait towards the ancient city.
The pen is one of my newest one, a copper Estie J, love that color!
The ink, what else is more appropriate... Diamine Ancient Copper.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/719/22636744594_e7f9b2b43a_c.jpg

penwash
December 9th, 2015, 10:47 PM
One week lapse, got to keep up with the practice... a new pen helps with the motivation.

This week, we go to Scotland to see one of the beautiful castles:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5826/23276853549_9b22398864_c.jpg

Vanishsophie
December 10th, 2015, 03:29 PM
is the bungbox Lycoris Red available to find in any web store?:(

Sailor Kenshin
December 11th, 2015, 09:14 AM
Here's something I stumbled on when preparing to do a new sketch.



https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/655/23308299849_f903f98f3e_z.jpg

I wanted to replace the ink in my manga pen with the closest match. It had some of the original black manga ink, but I diluted it with Noodler's Navaho Turquoise. It was the most difficult ink to clean out of a pen ever, but I think in the end I went ahead and mixed Navaho Turquoise with some sorta black. Maybe Perle Noire.

Crazyorange
December 13th, 2015, 04:44 PM
is the bungbox Lycoris Red available to find in any web store?:(

I believe bung box has slowed the production of the ink. If you're in the states, contact www.vanness1938.com to see when a shipment will be coming. I'm thinking I read somewhere, spring of 2016.

Thaddeus
December 17th, 2015, 10:09 PM
This thread is unbelievable! You guys are AMAZING sketch artists!

SeminarianMike
December 19th, 2015, 08:17 PM
Can someone please draw me a cat [emoji250][emoji250][emoji250]

Sailor Kenshin
December 19th, 2015, 08:32 PM
I have some older cat sketches...can't get to them at the moment, but I'm sure there are other kitteh artists here!


Wait....not sure whether this grouping is fountain pen or crow quill:

http://extras.ourpatioparty.com/files/1714/5063/8779/Kittehs-new_sig-640p.jpg

inkstains
December 29th, 2015, 11:00 AM
Playing 'round in one of the sketchbooks...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20151229/9d60a225412a99cd9bcba8f902fcb0d0.jpg

Andy

Marsilius
December 29th, 2015, 11:59 AM
Where's the claxon horn? :)

Marsilius
January 10th, 2016, 11:55 AM
Ok, first quick scrappy scribbly sketch of the year, but proof that I am finally starting to draw again. Strathmore smooth bristol paper, Sailor Jentle Doyou in a Conid Bulkfiller with Ahab nib, a touch of Quink in a MB146. An experiment in smudging ink, and the beginnings of an idea of mangy bird wings that look like winter branches with no leaves. One of my default subjects is slightly grumpy trees, probably thinking, "You killed a tree for THIS?". Anyway, its a start!

22732

penwash
January 10th, 2016, 12:44 PM
I actually like it.
How do you do the smudging? Cotton balls?

Marsilius
January 10th, 2016, 02:43 PM
I actually like it.
How do you do the smudging? Cotton balls?
Thanks! Just paper towels. Sometimes a messy hand. Cottons balls might be a good idea.
I've had good luck with saturated colored inks like PR chocolate. Inks that take a while to dry are nice enough to wait for you to put down the pen and pick up the cloth before they dry. And the more satuarted ones tend to spread more like a color than a smear. Fun to play with that.

Sailor Kenshin
January 19th, 2016, 05:42 PM
Here's a hasty hand:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1479/23772367063_4c792ec937_z.jpg

Needle-fine Tachikawa Manga Pen, 'vintage,' fi' dolla...a mix of Noodler's 'GI Navajo' and JH Perle Noir, came out a nice deep teal.

penwash
January 25th, 2016, 10:16 PM
First sketch in 2016!
Inspired by the view of Shirakawa village in Japan.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1652/23989698464_19507df501_c.jpg

Woody
February 15th, 2016, 06:50 PM
This thread is unbelievable! You guys are AMAZING sketch artists!

Absolutley. So talented 👏 I'm a circle and figure 8 man.

penwash
February 20th, 2016, 06:25 AM
In Looney Tunes cartoons, ACME is the fictional company which is a running joke.
ACME means "peak or zenith" in Greek.

So here's my imagination of an ACME factory plant:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1488/25048279861_f9bcd67ff3_c.jpg

Pen: TWSBI Mini (F)
Ink: Diamine Ancient Copper

fountainpagan
February 20th, 2016, 07:56 AM
Well done.

I like it.

krischuck
February 23rd, 2016, 04:03 AM
Lovely art all around. Wish I was just as talented as you guys. :cry:

fountainpagan
February 23rd, 2016, 04:45 AM
Here is one I have done for The Travelling Arts Journal, going around at the FPN, and being a LuMa's initiative. Maybe some of you are going to participate?

Anyhow, it is done on japanese paper, but I don't very well master the ink spreading art, yet. Lol.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/540/Py0AXj.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f0Py0AXjj)

Marsilius
February 23rd, 2016, 11:58 PM
A few quick sketches, done with fountain pens on watercolor or bristol paper while needing a break from soul-swallowing administrative chores.

23402

23403

23404

fountainpagan
February 24th, 2016, 03:40 AM
I love the atmosphere that comes out of it. With just a few simple strockes! What a talent!!!

Thank you, Marsilius.

penwash
February 24th, 2016, 06:48 AM
I love two things:

1. The expressions (or is it a non-expression) accomplished with such minimal number of strokes
2. The background. I love hatching technique (I can't do a decent job of it, but... i love it) that conveys the sense of dimension or space

Marsilius
February 28th, 2016, 06:56 PM
Here are a few more quick sketches, with experimental smearing. The colored inks are R Chocolate and Ebony Blue. On Bristol paper, and the blue tint is mostly from the light where took the photograph.

23492

23494

23495

23496

23493

23497

fountainpagan
February 29th, 2016, 06:13 PM
I do like your drawings. Indeed I do.

And the last one is amazing. There is a relief sensation, in it. very amazing.

Congratulations.

Marsilius
March 1st, 2016, 12:01 AM
Thank you for the lovely comments. I dream of more time to sketch, especially after an eleven-hour day of committee meetings.

fountainpagan
March 1st, 2016, 02:01 AM
I can understand you. And you should. There is something very original in your sketchings.

penwash
March 2nd, 2016, 08:45 AM
I'm experimenting with using 2 colors of ink in a single sketch:

Ink: Diamine Ancient Copper + R&K Alt GoldGrun
Pen: TWSBI Mini + Esterbrook J with Osmiroid B4 nib

This time we travel to Africa. The Sudd Marshland is a vast wetland in South Sudan. Having the Nile as the source, people there live in a network of village "islands" surrounded by narrow water passages between papyrus and hyacinth growth.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1601/25430162915_35619f7666_c.jpg

Marsilius
March 3rd, 2016, 10:24 AM
Some tree and rock sketches. Most of these were done with an old Golden Rule fountain pen and a forgotten black ink. Thanks for looking!
23546

23547

23548

The watercolor below is a wash of PR Ebony Blue and Chocolate.
23549

fountainpagan
March 3rd, 2016, 11:38 AM
:thumb::thumb::thumb:

I love surrealism

Marsilius
March 7th, 2016, 11:06 PM
And a few more, and thanks again for looking:

23619

23621

23623

23622

23620

Marsilius
March 13th, 2016, 11:10 AM
At the risk of over saturation, here are four more quick sketches. These were all done on watercolor paper with one of my favorite inks of all time, the elusive Sailor Jentle Rikyu Cha (elusive because it is no longer available, and because it is often not clear what color and shade of green or brown it actually is). You probably won't be able to see that much for two reasons: 1. Fine needle and light touch, and 2. Lousy photography on my part. Thanks for looking.

Yep, more tree people. Since I can remember, I have always seen faces in trees, and it is an easy way to get the pen moving.
23745

23746


Drawn while sitting at a marathon reading of Paradise Lost:
23747

This ink always makes me think of wispy spirits:
23748

Marsilius
March 19th, 2016, 07:16 PM
Two more on Strathmore watercolor paper, done while sitting around during an hour break. Thanks for looking.

The first one in Diamine Denim, Bock Fine Titanium nib.
23877

The second one in Visconti Sepia, Bock Fine Steel nib.
23878

Titivillus
March 19th, 2016, 07:17 PM
That's some sweet red & black sketch pen!

Adhizen
March 20th, 2016, 09:00 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160320/b5512d3502c2b143cf8b5bb9fdd8fe0a.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160320/9ad525181be98231942e072a1bd832f1.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160320/5d9e13635092b9ec8becf74e0b6955e5.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160320/038333fc529dfe1203f6d45e33fb39db.jpg

These are not so much sketches as they are experimenting with inks, pens and brushes....

Marsilius
March 20th, 2016, 09:45 AM
These are not so much sketches as they are experimenting with inks, pens and brushes....
These are beautiful. Trade secrets? Paper? Inks? Dilution?

Adhizen
March 20th, 2016, 11:51 AM
These are on drawing paper. Different inks from different manufacturers. Noodlers, Heberon... Montblanc.... The inks react to each other on the paper... Repelling, bleeding or blending which creates the affects....

Marsilius
March 20th, 2016, 02:49 PM
These are on drawing paper. Different inks from different manufacturers. Noodlers, Heberon... Montblanc.... The inks react to each other on the paper... Repelling, bleeding or blending which creates the affects....

Ok, cool. Are the papers the same size, and if so, does the ink cover the end page, and if so, what size? Justifying to wrap my head around the scale of your squiggles. Just nosy!

Adhizen
March 21st, 2016, 08:46 AM
They are hand cut approx 10" x 12"

Darkbulb
April 4th, 2016, 05:52 PM
I can't really draw or sketch - but I like doing it :)
My new project is to take some notes about what razor I use.
I use a Hobonichi Techo 2016 planner and Parker 25 fountain pen.

Some from the last week or so:

http://i64.tinypic.com/21jrmzr.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/2vwsot2.jpg

http://i67.tinypic.com/33vc2so.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/a9w7p.jpg

Darkbulb
April 6th, 2016, 05:12 PM
I'm still terrible at drawing but I do like it...so I do it :D

Shaved with this this morning:
http://i64.tinypic.com/vet3jr.jpg

which in real life looked like this:
http://i63.tinypic.com/2f0eis9.jpg

Sailor Kenshin
April 6th, 2016, 06:49 PM
The drawings look especially cool in that planner!

Pterodactylus
April 8th, 2016, 01:50 AM
Hi Folks,
Iīve been not visiting FPGeeks quite a long time, sorry for that.
Lurked arround at FPN for a long time, but as they started to censor my posts I will not post my sketches there anymore.
I hope they are welcome here.

Iīd like to show you my latest sketch from last evening.


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1691/26029996820_6443fdd441_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FEbxbC)

(Sewex MB flex EMF ..... ESS Registrars Blue-Black)
(Rohrer & Klingner Leipziger Schwarz)
(Diamine Ancient Copper)
(Pentel Waterbrush)

fountainpagan
April 8th, 2016, 03:52 AM
Great sketch, Ptero.

Censor your posts? Your drawings?

Pterodactylus
April 8th, 2016, 04:11 AM
Great sketch, Ptero.

Censor your posts? Your drawings?

Sent you a PM

penwash
April 8th, 2016, 09:41 AM
I'm still terrible at drawing but I do like it...so I do it :D


Being terrible at drawing didn't stop me either. :)
I just wish I have the time these days.

Welcome to this thread and I'm so glad you're contributing also.

penwash
April 8th, 2016, 09:42 AM
Hi Folks,
Iīve been not visiting FPGeeks quite a long time, sorry for that.
Lurked arround at FPN for a long time, but as they started to censor my posts I will not post my sketches there anymore.
I hope they are welcome here.


Hi Ptero, penwash here.

What did they (FPN) do now?
Your sketches are the big part in the only thread that I truly enjoy there at FPN (you know which one).

Having you here is great!

fountainpagan
April 8th, 2016, 11:41 AM
I haven't drawn for while, now. This is an old sketch.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/ij2Y3n.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pnij2Y3nj)

Sailor Kenshin
April 8th, 2016, 12:29 PM
Wow!

Pira
April 8th, 2016, 02:46 PM
Thank-you Pterodactylus for nudging me to come over here.

...fantastic fly by the way :)

Pterodactylus
April 8th, 2016, 04:47 PM
Hi Penwash,
thanks for the warm welcome.
I donīt think that many people will miss my scribbles, FPN is a huge site.
Great to see that you are really active here.

Hi Fountainpagan
The elephant is great, please keep the drawings coming!

Hi Pira,
welcome to FPGeeks, great to see you found the link (not sure how long it will stay visible there ;) ) :)
Thanks :)
I hope you will post also here your great art :)


This is my little contribution for todays evening.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1691/26314554315_5eab00303d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G6jYdk)

(Black Elder Pens ..... Libro KŲnigsblau)

These home made Black Elder stick pens are really great.
Initially a FPN user showed some reed pens he made for his kids.
As I donīt have reed (or bamboo) here I've choosen Black Elder stick as replacement.

My son and I love them.
We gave them all a left oblique cut, they also seem to be quite durable, we used them already extensive and they show no sign of degradation yet.
Btw. you can also make really good durable whistles from Black Elder.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1559/24902722474_dd33628bca_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DWyXN3)

(Black Elder Pens ..... Libro KŲnigsblau)

penwash
April 8th, 2016, 05:40 PM
Thank-you Pterodactylus for nudging me to come over here.

...fantastic fly by the way :)

Hi Pira, penwash here.

So Ptero brought you here, Welcome!

With you and Ptero, this thread will get a boost of high-quality sketches. And, we have a "Thanks" button here ;)

Pira
April 8th, 2016, 05:41 PM
I'm too am not confident that the link will last there long :rolleyes:

None the less, thank-you for the welcome and might as well throw my 'umbrella' drawing in here too. I'll have to find time to explore this place as it looks like fun . Nice demonstration of the use of your elder pen with that lion.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1655/25705101643_48ce59f383_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FatnaD)Guy Montag (https://flic.kr/p/FatnaD) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Walnut ink with a vintage dip nib on Stillman&Birn Zeta paper

Ooooh and a THANKS button! :clap2:

snowbear
April 8th, 2016, 06:05 PM
I've been lurking a bit but recent activities elsewhere made me decide to be more active here.
Pira, I used your protest phrase in my post.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1589/25710493744_d479fb7002.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FaX13U)

snowbear
April 8th, 2016, 06:08 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1467/26240867272_db99ab1859_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FYPiC5)
fpn-weekly-sketch-22_26232000725_o (https://flic.kr/p/FYPiC5) by Charlie Wrenn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmwrenn3/), on Flickr

Noodler's Apache Sunset, Noodler's Widowmaker, Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst, and a touch of Private Reserve Avocado.
I don't know what black it is.
A lot of washing, a bit of dip pen, and Lamy Safari fine; the grape is the Pelikan 205 italic..

fountainpagan
April 9th, 2016, 03:28 AM
Thank you Ptero for your compliments.

Little by little :redface:

snowbear
April 9th, 2016, 05:46 AM
Thank you, fountainpagan, Pterodactylus, and reprieve

Pterodactylus
April 9th, 2016, 07:38 AM
Snowbear, great to see you also posting here.

@Penwash
As the thread owner I hope you don't mind that I posted the Lion which was not created with a FP as mentioned in the thread title.
Is it ok to extend the scope to any kind of sketch, no matter how it was created (or better to post non FP stuff in another generic thread)?

penwash
April 9th, 2016, 09:43 AM
Snowbear, great to see you also posting here.

@Penwash
As the thread owner I hope you don't mind that I posted the Lion which was not created with a FP as mentioned in the thread title.
Is it ok to extend the scope to any kind of sketch, no matter how it was created (or better to post non FP stuff in another generic thread)?

I don't mind. It's still a sketch made with ink.
Where I draw the line would be pencil sketches.

Not because I want to be a snob about it, but I believe pencil sketching is a different art-form than sketching/drawing with ink.
Both are wonderful.

Pira
April 9th, 2016, 10:10 AM
Snowbear, great to see you also posting here.

@Penwash
As the thread owner I hope you don't mind that I posted the Lion which was not created with a FP as mentioned in the thread title.
Is it ok to extend the scope to any kind of sketch, no matter how it was created (or better to post non FP stuff in another generic thread)?

I don't mind. It's still a sketch made with ink.
Where I draw the line would be pencil sketches.

Not because I want to be a snob about it, but I believe pencil sketching is a different art-form than sketching/drawing with ink.
Both are wonderful.


Ah that is good to hear as I rarely draw with an actual fountain pen these days. Mostly dip pen, with the addition of a brush for washes, for me. :)

snowbear
April 9th, 2016, 10:40 AM
Drawing with pen & ink certainly is different from pencil; each medium has it's own quirks.

I've mostly used pencil and charcoal (in school) but recently started using pen and ink. Like Pira, I prefer to use washes, and I will use fountain pen, drawing and acrylic inks on a single piece.

snowbear
April 9th, 2016, 10:41 AM
I'll refrain from posting my Kitchen Utensils sketch in the thread, then - it's colored pencil.

penwash
April 9th, 2016, 10:50 AM
I'll refrain from posting my Kitchen Utensils sketch in the thread, then - it's colored pencil.

You are of course welcome to start a thread for pencil sketches and drawings.
I love those, just not good drawing with pencils at all. :(

penwash
April 9th, 2016, 10:51 AM
Snowbear, great to see you also posting here.

@Penwash
As the thread owner I hope you don't mind that I posted the Lion which was not created with a FP as mentioned in the thread title.
Is it ok to extend the scope to any kind of sketch, no matter how it was created (or better to post non FP stuff in another generic thread)?

I don't mind. It's still a sketch made with ink.
Where I draw the line would be pencil sketches.

Not because I want to be a snob about it, but I believe pencil sketching is a different art-form than sketching/drawing with ink.
Both are wonderful.


Ah that is good to hear as I rarely draw with an actual fountain pen these days. Mostly dip pen, with the addition of a brush for washes, for me. :)

Pira, post away.
I love to learn about ink washes, I know it will add some dimensions to my pen sketches, I just need to muster the courage to do it.

migo984
April 9th, 2016, 06:18 PM
Welcome Pira and Ptero :welcome:

FPN will be much poorer without your artistic riches. But they'll never learn over there, and their loss is our gain :)
I can't wait to see your contributions.

I've always enjoyed snowbear's, penwash's & others' contributions on here, so long may they continue as well.

It's a great idea to start a separate drawing, painting and sketching thread for other art media. I've posted some of mine in the past but started new threads each time. It'll be much better to have everyone's all in one place :thumb:

Edited to add:

I see that Wimg has posted in the weekly sketch thread on FPN that "parts of the thread are under discussion by the Admin and Mod team" so have "been hidden for the time being". (Too late as some will have already seen the earlier posts, now hidden or deleted). I assume they may be re-thinking their ridiculous actions (bolting horse and stable door?); however I don't think that excuses anything they've already done.
Artistic creativity is about free expression and it should not be subject to the censorship used all too freely on that forum. And that censorship will happen again, sadly.

snowbear
April 9th, 2016, 06:58 PM
Welcome Pira and Ptero :welcome:

FPN will be much poorer without your artistic riches. But they'll never learn over there, and their loss is our gain :)
I can't wait to see your contributions.

I've always enjoyed snowbear's, penwash's & others' contributions on here, so long may they continue as well.

It's a great idea to start a separate drawing, painting and sketching thread for other art media. I've posted some of mine in the past but started new threads each time. It'll be much better to have everyone's all in one place :thumb:

Edited to add:

I see that Wimg has posted in the weekly sketch thread on FPN that "parts of the thread are under discussion by the Admin and Mod team" so have "been hidden for the time being". (Too late as some will have already seen the earlier posts, now hidden or deleted). I assume they may be re-thinking their ridiculous actions (bolting horse and stable door?); however I don't think that excuses anything they've already done.
Artistic creativity is about free expression and it should not be subject to the censorship used all too freely on that forum. And that censorship will happen again, sadly.

Oh, I will continue to post here - this is my new FP home. I asked that my FPN account be deleted.

Pira
April 9th, 2016, 07:04 PM
The warm welcome is much appreciated. :)

Funny that you would refer to bolting of a horse and stable door. I had just explained using similar terms to a friend. My drawing, which was 'on theme' in a thread I started, was wagging a finger, but unless you saw the earlier posts come and go you would not has thought much about it nor understood the veiled commentary. The mod must have seen it for the critique of their actions that it was, and bam it was gone. I swore that if it did get pulled I'd walk and I frankly don't care what they decide. They showed their colours....and made a single mistake of targeting artistic types. We don't react to censorship very well (there is a loooong history to back that up).

Anyway...enough about there and let's get on with here. Please accept my cheery spring daffodils, drawn with calligraphy and document inks, as a token of gratitude for a warm welcome extended to all who endevour to create.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1477/26065184412_405a7f5de2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FHhTef)Daffodils (https://flic.kr/p/FHhTef) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

snowbear
April 9th, 2016, 07:24 PM
Lovely, Pira, and quite humorous today: we had show showers (https://flic.kr/p/FYgyTE).

I live a bit south of Washington, DC. For anyone not familiar with us, we only average 14.5 inches (36.8 cm) of snowfall per year, and rarely snows beyond after February, and the majority of it is to the north and to the west of the city.

Pelikan-Vera
April 9th, 2016, 08:15 PM
fantastic sketches everybody. Great to see all the new friends over here. Vera

migo984
April 9th, 2016, 09:16 PM
Beautiful, Pira :-)

As I'm currently in Australia, perhaps you have an 'autumnal' botanical offering, for us down here in the Southern Hemisphere? :)

Pira
April 10th, 2016, 06:53 AM
Beautiful, Pira :-)

As I'm currently in Australia, perhaps you have an 'autumnal' botanical offering, for us down here in the Southern Hemisphere? :)

Thank-you migo984. Here is a Rowan twig that I drew last Autumn ... :)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5641/22185578592_6625415d7a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zNsTzJ)Inktober 2015 ~ #15 (https://flic.kr/p/zNsTzJ) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Pira
April 10th, 2016, 06:59 AM
Lovely, Pira, and quite humorous today: we had show showers (https://flic.kr/p/FYgyTE).

I live a bit south of Washington, DC. For anyone not familiar with us, we only average 14.5 inches (36.8 cm) of snowfall per year, and rarely snows beyond after February, and the majority of it is to the north and to the west of the city.

I live slightly west of Toronto and am quite done with winter, thank-you very much. However Mother Nature is a bit drunk at the moment and can't decide if she is coming or going. We got snow dumped on us again last week...and then it has mostly melted, although it's COLD gosh darn it!... And apparently something called an Alberta Clipper is going to bring more snow tonight before Spring happens again on Wednesday. I'm getting whiplash from the back and forth on the thermomenter. I have three different weights of coat/hat/mitts and boots in the front hall for my dogwalking and daily shopping. The robins are definately confused. LOL

fountainpagan
April 10th, 2016, 07:51 AM
This thread is going to revive.

Thank you, all. And thank you penwash for keeping posting your sketchs despite the few comments:)

snowbear
April 10th, 2016, 09:20 AM
My Sunday sketch #23: Scissors.
Lamy Vista EF, Iroshizuku Tsukushi, Strathmore Sketch (premium recycled, 60# / 89 g/m2)
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1574/26347112865_2974a0868e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G9cQJD)
Weekly Sketch #23 (https://flic.kr/p/G9cQJD) by Charlie Wrenn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmwrenn3/), on Flickr
The scan really darkened the ink.
The scissors are in an old spool, filled with twine; something I picked up for MLW at a flea market.

Pira
April 10th, 2016, 09:38 AM
My Sunday sketch #23: Scissors.
Lamy Vista EF, Iroshizuku Tsukushi, Strathmore Sketch (premium recycled, 60# / 89 g/m2)
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1574/26347112865_2974a0868e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G9cQJD)
Weekly Sketch #23 (https://flic.kr/p/G9cQJD) by Charlie Wrenn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmwrenn3/), on Flickr
The scan really darkened the ink.
The scissors are in an old spool, filled with twine; something I picked up for MLW at a flea market.


Heya ~ nice scissors. Hope you didn't run with them in your rush to get this drawing out for Sunday ;)

Did you want me to transfer the list over here and create a 'new' thread with a weekly sketch/drawing theme? I can rejig it a bit to make it more unique to FPGs...

snowbear
April 10th, 2016, 09:56 AM
I like the idea of new themes for the new site.

Pterodactylus
April 10th, 2016, 01:09 PM
Did you want me to transfer the list over here and create a 'new' thread with a weekly sketch/drawing theme? I can rejig it a bit to make it more unique to FPGs...

Yes please, we can repost our existing contributions, and hopefully many new people will join. :)

migo984
April 10th, 2016, 04:25 PM
It would be kind of nice to start a fresh list for a fresh place....?

Pira
April 10th, 2016, 04:37 PM
As you wish. I will pull a list together tonight and have it running in a new thread under art & calligraphy this week. I am in the middle of a drawing that needs to be completed for tomorrow afternoon, so I have to keep on point with that ~ then I can turn my full attention to this project. :)

snowbear
April 10th, 2016, 04:42 PM
At your convenience, obviously.

penwash
April 11th, 2016, 07:56 PM
This thread is going to revive.

Thank you, all. And thank you penwash for keeping posting your sketchs despite the few comments:)

No problem.
I am not posting it just for the comments (although very appreciated), but to push myself to sketch.

But I restored a lot of pens these days, it does cut into my sketching time, but I'll swing back sooner or later to sketching.

These new friends, though, they are *prolific* and should anyone wants to be motivated to practice sketching, they are the right group to join the fun.

snowbear
April 11th, 2016, 09:01 PM
This thread is going to revive.

Thank you, all. And thank you penwash for keeping posting your sketchs despite the few comments:)

No problem.
I am not posting it just for the comments (although very appreciated), but to push myself to sketch.

But I restored a lot of pens these days, it does cut into my sketching time, but I'll swing back sooner or later to sketching.

These new friends, though, they are *prolific* and should anyone wants to be motivated to practice sketching, they are the right group to join the fun.

I would recommend the Weekly Drawing themed sketch (http://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread.php/15861-The-Weekly-Drawing-Themed-prompts-for-Group-Members) if you are up for a challenge. Do the ones you can or want and have fun.

snowbear
April 12th, 2016, 06:27 AM
From the Land of Pleasant Living

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1593/26333282695_9ae3d9c6c4.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G7YXvr)

penwash
April 12th, 2016, 07:57 AM
This thread is going to revive.

Thank you, all. And thank you penwash for keeping posting your sketchs despite the few comments:)

No problem.
I am not posting it just for the comments (although very appreciated), but to push myself to sketch.

But I restored a lot of pens these days, it does cut into my sketching time, but I'll swing back sooner or later to sketching.

These new friends, though, they are *prolific* and should anyone wants to be motivated to practice sketching, they are the right group to join the fun.

I would recommend the Weekly Drawing themed sketch (http://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread.php/15861-The-Weekly-Drawing-Themed-prompts-for-Group-Members) if you are up for a challenge. Do the ones you can or want and have fun.

Yes, I've been invited to join that thread even when it's still on FPN.
And I still may join one day. At the moment, I am *not* up to the challenge.

Pira
April 12th, 2016, 08:45 AM
Nice light touch with the colour Snowbear. Gosh that makes me hungry but sadly crabs don't like me one bit....which is lucky for them. :D


Penwash ~ ...half the time I'm not up to it either so no worries. I refuse to stress over things and hate being told what to do. This is ironic since I make up the list myself....which means I'm
resisting doing what I've told MYSELF to do. :jester: LOL

snowbear
April 12th, 2016, 07:41 PM
Thank you, Pira.

Why, don't you know, there's something magical about steamed Atlantic blue crabs (from the Chesapeake Bay) silver queen corn (from the DelMarVa peninsula), a pitcher of beer (or iced tea, if you prefer), and the O's on the television.
(done in my best attempt at a Bawlmer, I mean Baltimore, accent)

Pterodactylus
April 14th, 2016, 02:57 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1480/26404381996_2943b4ac93_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GegmRs)

(Pelikan Fount India)
(P.W. Akkerman Hofkwartier Groen)

Today I saw in the news an article about the 300 girls which were kidnapped, enslaved or killed by the moslemic terrorists of Boko Haram in Nigeria 2 years ago.
This article inspired me to this sketch.
Itīs a shame that something like this can happen in the 21. century.

Pira
April 14th, 2016, 03:57 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1606/26158701700_50bdb74397_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FRybEh)Pelikan ~ Black (https://flic.kr/p/FRybEh) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

InkTest Tree: Pelikan - Black

What a somber black ink....

For those that are not familiar with my InkTest trees; the base is always drawn with Platinum Carbon Black and the foiliage is a wash of ink that I basically try to break. If interested you can see the rest of the forest of here: https://www.pinterest.com/cobaltdragon1/arboretum-inkadelica/

A: Why Trees?

Q: ...because I got tired of writing; 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog'....among other things. I like to draw. It's what I do. ;)

snowbear
April 14th, 2016, 04:31 PM
Ooooo - a Pira tree! :D

snowbear
April 15th, 2016, 11:28 AM
I am working on my own version of Pira's InkTest trees: meet Clyde.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1655/26379345721_b5debb0eb2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gc43rx)
Iroshizuku yama-budo

Clyde started as a small ceramic bear and became an art class project. Clyde made an appearance in 96 small drawings but met an untimely death as he was inadvertently dropped on the studio floor. He may live again in ink samples.

fountainpagan
April 15th, 2016, 11:56 AM
I love Pira's trees - being a tree fan, myself:)

Clyde is great, snowbear:)

Pira
April 15th, 2016, 12:29 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1457/26420312426_5441416fa8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GfF1q3)House finch (https://flic.kr/p/GfF1q3) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr


Todays sketch is a house finch ~ drawn with DeAtramentis Document Red & Brown, Platinum Carbon Black and Walnut ink ~ using a vintage dip nib and brush on Stillman&Birn Zeta paper....because I have at least four other things to be working on, but am procrastinating.


Snowbear ~ Oh i like the scarf on Clyde....that's a great way to do ink samples for yourself :D

fountainpagan ~ Thank-you.

snowbear
April 15th, 2016, 01:15 PM
Thank you both.
A lovely finch.

snowbear
April 15th, 2016, 11:13 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1531/26387860531_59ed569d7d.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GcNFAB)

A sad day as we lost a Firefighter/Paramedic tonight.

Pira
April 16th, 2016, 10:56 AM
I had to look up what you were referring to. I don't even know how to respond to that news. I always slightly feel ill when EMTs are targeted. That's an attack on your own community and everyone pays a price for such actions.

*wanders off, sadly shaking her head*

snowbear
April 16th, 2016, 11:25 AM
Pira, I'm hoping it was a case of mistaken identity, though that doesn't make it any less tragic; the investigation has just started. My lovely wife and I both work for this department and even though I might not have personally known him, it really hits home. Public safety truly is a family.

Pterodactylus
April 16th, 2016, 11:29 AM
Iīm sorry to here something like that
I googled it, it's unbelievable that people which were called to help were shot.
Weapons kill people, Iīm happy that we have very strict weapon laws here in Europe and that not every Noob has access to weapons like in the US.

Pira
April 16th, 2016, 11:39 AM
So it's really close to home for you. I am so very sorry for you all. I also hope that it was accidental but either way it won't lessen the pain felt by friends and family . :(

Darkbulb
April 18th, 2016, 05:45 PM
Having too much fun using my Hobonichi planner to doodle the SOTD in it :)
Drew it with a Parker 25 fountain pen (man, I love that pen) and then added some color with Deleter 'brush-tip' pens that paints kind of like watercolor.

The sketch:
http://i65.tinypic.com/2aj7uyu.jpg

The photo:
http://i66.tinypic.com/3444ahg.jpg

Pira
April 18th, 2016, 05:52 PM
Darkbulb ~ Glad to see you are continuing on with this projct of yours! Fantastic work ~ you are really starting to develop depth with your shading. :)

Darkbulb
April 18th, 2016, 06:10 PM
Darkbulb ~ Glad to see you are continuing on with this projct of yours! Fantastic work ~ you are really starting to develop depth with your shading. :)


It gives me an excuse/reason to use the daily planner :)

penwash
April 18th, 2016, 07:33 PM
Iīm sorry to here something like that
I googled it, it's unbelievable that people which were called to help were shot.
Weapons kill people, Iīm happy that we have very strict weapon laws here in Europe and that not every Noob has access to weapons like in the US.

Ptero,
As the thread owner, may I ask that you refrain from making comments like the above? (I'm asking from an individual to another, no censorship intention here :) )
Those kind of comment will only spur retaliatory responses and it doesn't help anyone.

EDIT: Clarify intention.

Pira
April 21st, 2016, 04:04 PM
She's 90 and looking amazing!

Therefore a sketch of Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, drawn with Pelikan Edelstein ~ Aquamarine and a vintage dip nib & brush, on Stillman&Birn Zeta paper.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1645/26564728125_2dfd83491f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GtrbaT)Happy 90th! (https://flic.kr/p/GtrbaT) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Pira
April 21st, 2016, 04:15 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1538/26564720805_d152f194fa_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gtr8ZF)Pelikan ~ brown (https://flic.kr/p/Gtr8ZF) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Inktest Tree: Pelikan Brown

Pira
April 23rd, 2016, 07:22 AM
The inks for a birthday card I'm drawing for a friend. It will be completed with watercolours...

Platinum Carbon black with a vintage dip nib on Stillman&Birn, Zeta paper

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1624/26526999911_442e185d8f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gq6NTr)WIP for a birthday card (https://flic.kr/p/Gq6NTr) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Darkbulb
May 2nd, 2016, 12:56 PM
This morning's gear...

In photo...
http://i68.tinypic.com/5l6z51.jpg

...and in doodling :)
http://i66.tinypic.com/288mkk6.jpg

Pira
May 5th, 2016, 06:33 PM
Darkbulb ~ that journal of yours is coming along really nicely. I do hope you are also blogging those photos of your collection.

...and by the way, your 4711 takes me back to my childhood. My grandmother (whom I grew up with) used to dab some on my pillow each night before I went to sleep. It reminds me of soft comforts and dreams....

Darkbulb
May 5th, 2016, 06:43 PM
Darkbulb ~ that journal of yours is coming along really nicely. I do hope you are also blogging those photos of your collection.

...and by the way, your 4711 takes me back to my childhood. My grandmother (whom I grew up with) used to dab some on my pillow each night before I went to sleep. It reminds me of soft comforts and dreams....

Lol, thanks - I do post them on my very razor and pen geeky Instagram feed: https://www.instagram.com/darkbulb/ :)

I know what you mean about thr 4711...such a timeless scent...

Pira
May 6th, 2016, 03:33 PM
InkTest Tree: KWZI ~ Grey Plum (with brush) on Stillman&Birn Zeta paper. The tree as usual is Platinum Carbon black with a vintage dip nib.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7651/26252328093_057a4a1a22_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FZQ3wr)KWZI ~ Grey Plum (https://flic.kr/p/FZQ3wr) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Pira
May 8th, 2016, 10:15 AM
InkTest Tree: KWZI ~Brown Pink (with brush) on Stillman&Birn Zeta paper. The tree as usual is drawn with Platinum Carbon black using a vintage dip nib.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7585/26823740381_5b604fd2a4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GSjFur)KWZI ~ Brown Pink (https://flic.kr/p/GSjFur) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Pira
May 9th, 2016, 04:48 PM
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7349/26315272834_7333311658_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G6oDNA)G is for Gryphon (https://flic.kr/p/G6oDNA) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr


For a weekly challenge elsewhere on the interwebs ~ this week it's G for Griffin / Gryphon ~ drawn with Platinum Carbon black ink & a vintage dip nib on Stillman&Birn Epsilon paper.

Pira
May 11th, 2016, 04:00 PM
Inktest Tree: KWZI ~ Hunter Green

Tools and other materials the same as the other 145 trees ..... (I can't believe I've drawn 146 of these....it's a bloody forest)



https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7516/26864004342_94f610bbc7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GVT3yE)KWZI ~ Hunter green (https://flic.kr/p/GVT3yE) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Pira
May 12th, 2016, 07:05 AM
Inktest Tree: KWZI ~ Cappuccino

Tools & other materials as usual.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7227/26364496673_b74e2024dc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GaJWkt)KWZI Cappuccino (https://flic.kr/p/GaJWkt) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Pira
May 13th, 2016, 12:59 PM
Montblanc Tolstoy....what a nice ink. Too bad it was a limited edition.



https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7589/26894777782_c876709c6b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GYALrd)Montblanc ~ Tolstoy (https://flic.kr/p/GYALrd) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7648/26924120621_c4f5149f7c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H2ca3e)Montblanc ~ Tolstoy (https://flic.kr/p/H2ca3e) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Darkbulb
May 14th, 2016, 05:34 PM
Working (read: playing) on "Project Parla" over a few beers in the sun.
Using a Sheaffer No Nonsense pen :)


http://i68.tinypic.com/kd08jd.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/35lrdd0.jpg

Pira
May 15th, 2016, 08:27 AM
Nice work Darkbulb. :)

Keep them coming!

Darkbulb
May 15th, 2016, 05:29 PM
More "Project Parla" "work" over beer in the sun :)

I really love the Esterbrook with a 9550 nib.

http://i68.tinypic.com/2usfs42.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/dpelpk.jpg

Pira
May 16th, 2016, 08:25 AM
Darkbulb...these sketches are really starting to flow nicely. Have you noticed that the more you observe and draw your collection the better you become at transfering the angles and textures to drawings?

Having tools you enjoy to use to do so is a large part of it (love my Esties too)....but mostly it's practice, practice, practice. Doing great!

Pira
May 16th, 2016, 01:41 PM
H is for Hippocampus (for an online, alphabet challenge I am participating in)

Drawn on Watercolour paper with Pelikan Edelstein ~ Aquamarine, R&K Helianthus and Platinum Carbon Black using a dip nib & round brushes


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/26781906730_9049a676b2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GNCgNA)H is for Hippocampus (https://flic.kr/p/GNCgNA) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Sailor Kenshin
May 18th, 2016, 08:22 AM
Pira, your seahorse is awesome.

I haven't sketched in a lonnnng time, and yesterday drew a really lame attempt at an ink tree. This is based on the maple next to my driveway, but it has such straight lines I might make up a tree if I ever draw another. ;)

http://extras.ourpatioparty.com/files/6214/6357/7481/Pira_Tree-640p.jpg

The paper is 'Bee,' for ink sketchers. It buckled badly. I also used a small filbert brush, and based on results, the wet-in-wet part was just way too wet.

Pira
May 18th, 2016, 10:18 AM
Pira, your seahorse is awesome.

I haven't sketched in a lonnnng time, and yesterday drew a really lame attempt at an ink tree. This is based on the maple next to my driveway, but it has such straight lines I might make up a tree if I ever draw another. ;)


The paper is 'Bee,' for ink sketchers. It buckled badly. I also used a small filbert brush, and based on results, the wet-in-wet part was just way too wet.



Thank-you. I am an 'illustrator' at heart, and that particular challenge has nothing whatsoever to do with reality as we know it, so I can just happily pull nonsense out of my head. The 'sketch' thread around here is my way of inflicting tedious practice on myself. I am not a natural sketcher. I REBEL against being told what to do...and that's just when I make the list myself!! YET...much to my chagrin, having been cornered into running a weekly 'sketch' challenge, I find myself appreciating the fact that it forces me into observing things and maybe is good for me. The things I set out to 'sketch' are boringly commonplace....that is the point in a multinational forum. Everyone needs to have access to the item in some form to sketch. They are also...not as easy to set down on paper as they seem at first glance,...not if you are actually taking the time to 'sketch' them...which is the point of the exercise.

Bee won't work with washes. I use Stillman&Birn's Zeta for a reason (trial and error baby), BUT even that will buckle so you might consider a block of 140lb cold pressed watercolour paper. It's glued on all sides and shouldn't warp...you just remove the sheet of paper 'after' your work is finished and is dry ;)

Yeah...my trees are not sketches. (Well no duh)...because they serve a few purposes. 1)...mess around with ink. BOY do I like to see how far I can push those inks 'til they break. 2) I needed to get comfortable drawing with permanent black ink...(those trunks). These are a great way for me to loosen up and learn control....so yes, it 's NOT all about the foiliage. 3) I go to a Zen place when drawing them. I find them very calming. 4)I like trees...and the more I draw them, and observe the things in real life, the more I learn about them. It's a rabbit hole I've fallen down and intend to stay in for quite some time. 5) They are fun.

I really like yours. It shows off the colour wonderfully and you have your own distinctive voice. I hope to see more from you!

Sailor Kenshin
May 18th, 2016, 07:28 PM
Thanks, Pira!

Here's a chroma of the ink I used in my 'tree:' Sailor Kobe #34 Tea Green. The tree didn't do this ink justice. You can see the yellow, almost orange, elements in it, which make it interesting to me.

I have it in my new Sapporo Manyou M-F, and it's a wet performer in that pen. Almost too wet. Anyone else use this particular color, and what did you think?


https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7560/26827320590_d39dd3d2eb_z.jpg

snowbear
May 21st, 2016, 03:35 PM
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Pira
May 22nd, 2016, 06:20 AM
Thanks, Pira!

Here's a chroma of the ink I used in my 'tree:' Sailor Kobe #34 Tea Green. The tree didn't do this ink justice. You can see the yellow, almost orange, elements in it, which make it interesting to me.

I have it in my new Sapporo Manyou M-F, and it's a wet performer in that pen. Almost too wet. Anyone else use this particular color, and what did you think?


https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7560/26827320590_d39dd3d2eb_z.jpg

Oh would you look at THAT! It really does have a green tea sort of feel to it....like dried macha that has spilled on a table cloth. Sailor inks..Kobe or otherwise just make me smile. :) I have not used this colour yet. Hmmm it's a fine green.

Say...a recommendation on the tree drawing if you are going to continue with them ~ I just noticed that you drew a vague outline for where the foiliage would go.....just a heads up that some inks won't allow you to erase those pencil lines and they will sort or stare up at you through the ink OR you end up erasing colour of the ink aswell... so keep that in mind ;)

Sailor Kenshin
May 22nd, 2016, 09:29 AM
Thanks, Pira. At one time, for illustrations, I used a non-photo blue pencil. I even got a gel pen in that color.

All of which is absolutely useless in a color scan. ;)

penwash
July 15th, 2016, 10:06 PM
Hi all. After a long break from sketching because of the lack of both time and inspiration, this evening I decided to get back at it.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8600/28257046051_45d21825c7_c.jpg

First of all, did you all notice? My first FP sketch with watercolor! I've finally jumped into the pool (see that, Ptero, Pira?)
Using the Aquafine travel kit which I just realize didn't include Titanium White :( oh well.

Fountain Pen: TWSBI Mini (F)
Ink: Diamine Ancient Copper
Watercolor: Aquafine

penwash
September 18th, 2016, 11:45 PM
New sketching pen :)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8531/29156003463_bcb479399d_c.jpg

christof
September 22nd, 2016, 11:02 PM
Here is a quick sketch I've done on a weekend trip to the lake lucerne:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7785/29566441280_a6cd337e95_b.jpg

I had my freshly resaced Conklin Endura Senior with flexible nib with me.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8121/28742289660_5271829de5_b.jpg

Usually, I don't carry pens like this with me on we trips, but in this case I wanted to test the ability for sketching. Guess I know now why they were called "artist nibs" sometimes.

C.

PS: the smoke was drawn later, with plain water and a q-tip from the hotel bath room.
PPS: I have a weak spot for historical steam boats. During the summer, there are five (!) of these cruising on the lake lucerne. See here if you're interested: http://www.dampfschiff.ch/dynamic/page.asp?seiid=304

Anne
November 11th, 2016, 05:42 PM
My Mom asked for a red poppy for Veterans Day. So, I made a quick sketch of one. ( Serwex 162 pens, Waterman Red, Waterman Green )
Hope everyone is having a safe, Happy Veterans Day and a Grateful Thanks to All who serve/served.
http://fpgeeks.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=28121&d=1478907540&thumb=1&stc=1

VegHead
November 11th, 2016, 07:02 PM
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migo984
November 12th, 2016, 04:32 AM
28122

Please don't tell me you did this with your non-dominant hand?! It's wonderful :-)

I couldn't do this with my dominant hand :-/

VegHead
November 12th, 2016, 05:08 AM
Yes, left-handed.

penwash
November 12th, 2016, 06:39 PM
Yes, left-handed.

Whaaaat??

VegHead
November 12th, 2016, 07:08 PM
I broke my wrist badly last week and have to re-skill using my other hand until my right hand is out of a cast in six to eight weeks :mad2:

penwash
November 16th, 2016, 09:18 PM
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5670/30895574772_073fc8a539_z.jpg

Just a little sketch to prevent my mind from getting frayed.

christof
November 18th, 2016, 09:00 AM
Is this a fountain pen sketch or a sketched fountain pen?

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5776/31054637265_78b6bdd4ed_o.jpg

...probably the second. Only few lines were draw with a fountain pen. Most of the pattern was drawn with a brush pen.

C.

penwash
November 18th, 2016, 09:49 AM
Is this a fountain pen sketch or a sketched fountain pen?

...probably the second. Only few lines were draw with a fountain pen. Most of the pattern was drawn with a brush pen.

C.

Either one is equally enjoyed and appreciated in this thread.

subramaniyam
November 19th, 2016, 02:03 AM
Starting anatomy lessons with a Platinum Preppy 0.2.

Er... can anybody let me know how to resize the image with tags?

Sub

penwash
December 1st, 2016, 06:21 PM
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5465/31242981941_764712f751_c.jpg

penwash
January 12th, 2017, 05:23 PM
Brrrrrrr...!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/287/32152911391_a1516f687b_c.jpg

penwash
January 28th, 2017, 11:19 AM
To celebrate the Year of the Rooster 2017

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/451/31759904263_ee9510cd91_c.jpg

ethernautrix
January 28th, 2017, 11:35 AM
To celebrate the Year of the Rooster 2017

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/451/31759904263_ee9510cd91_c.jpg

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY! As we say in California. (Hee!)

Marsilius
January 31st, 2017, 12:10 AM
Been too busy to be more than a lurker lately. But thought I would post some quick sketches made in some few free minutes I had a month or so ago, on Rhodia dot pad and Strathmore tinted papers. Can't remember the ink, but I have been hovering around Diamine Chocolate Brown a lot lately (though the first one might be in Stipula Green Musk). Thanks for looking, as always, and GUNG HAY FAT CHOY, too. My daughter is proud to be a Rooster.

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roguez
January 31st, 2017, 01:47 PM
Wow!!! Ya'll are amazing!! I sometimes struggle with my signature lol!

Marsilius
January 31st, 2017, 11:38 PM
Oh, my signature is truly a squiggle! I got held after school one day to practice it. Been downhill since.

Marsilius
February 20th, 2017, 08:06 PM
A couple of sketches I found in an old Holbein Muti-Drawing Book. I hope my plant people are not too monotonous.

A Corpse Plant (I saw one blossom. It didn't; smell as bad as they said it would.)
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And a plant based on my visit.
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penwash
February 28th, 2017, 07:38 AM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/549/32355344616_b05800326d_c.jpg

penwash
March 17th, 2017, 09:44 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/742/33433507556_19f424ee2b_c.jpg

A house near a waterfall (inspired by the movie "Up").

Anne
March 31st, 2017, 05:26 PM
Just a rough sketch to christen a new book that my sister gave me ... Cross Stratford ( Medium ) pen, Cross Black ink.
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penwash
April 3rd, 2017, 09:38 PM
It's been a while since I posted one of my sketches from my trusty TWSBI Mini. Still with the ink that it is practically married with: Diamine Ancient Copper.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2812/33645399512_7c75b2e716_c.jpg

I was at the huge Half-Priced Bookstore yesterday for a few hours waiting to pick up my daughter from her choral performance (St Matthew's Passion). And I was flipping through a book abut Giambattista Piranesi, an extraordinary artist and designer who was famous for his etchings of ancient architecture of Rome (He is also famous for imaginary landscape drawings <-- sounds like a couple of artists I know).

I only had my TWSBI Mini yesterday in my bag, so I quickly do my sketch inspired by one of Piranesi's. And I realized that I missed sketching with this pen.

I used to sketch with this pen a lot, but lately it has been taking notes in business meetings.

benny40
April 8th, 2017, 10:40 AM
Been lurking in this thread and admiring all of your work so I gave it a shot.
How's this for a quickie?
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170408/578f0f840eb7c43b204598bf88d262fe.jpg
Parson's Essential Italix


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

penwash
April 11th, 2017, 10:59 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2943/33881091796_9d3997a2ec_c.jpg

penwash
May 31st, 2017, 07:47 AM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4243/34971377735_afdd9425af_c.jpg

Marsilius
November 23rd, 2017, 01:29 AM
I guess one more tree like thing. Delta Journal, F, Waterman Mysterious Blue, Strathmore Watercolor paper.
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Stickler
November 23rd, 2017, 04:08 AM
Lately, I have been working a sketch with a poem
https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23755554_10211507139248202_3725962922115286158_n.j pg?oh=71ef56ef0749a0455adf0312ab757432&oe=5A9A9BF1

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23519210_10211441880256768_1877059678571663207_n.j pg?oh=5f367bc880219bb7a6447523fbb5cd72&oe=5A936795

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23231678_10211377262561366_4731624004100146315_n.j pg?oh=8cd537d66ec6cffb2f33dcb088621969&oe=5A89EA41

Before that it was cups this year.

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18485757_10209951901608233_2185196210112378603_n.j pg?oh=a98ded55416fe4e624c7abb21b5e4241&oe=5A8C833B

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18622368_10210005858197114_8997156168591572700_n.j pg?oh=8bee5d40dd97827a5b80eb3dd88ee105&oe=5A8A01BA

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18920200_10210126648256790_7803084442967208568_n.j pg?oh=db3a585ae99a3ec9863394fa0eef0518&oe=5AD505B4

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19437279_10210323030126214_5031442113477625962_n.j pg?oh=281afad7547061898c531f01bba2e9bf&oe=5A93393D

Marsilius
November 23rd, 2017, 09:28 AM
Very cool drawings. The old virtuoso coffee cup drawing person in the Starbucks trick, eh?

penwash
November 23rd, 2017, 09:46 AM
That is impressive. I've never thought about drawing on Sbucks coffee cups. I almost never drink Starbucks coffee anyways.

Stickler
November 23rd, 2017, 10:15 AM
That is impressive. I've never thought about drawing on Sbucks coffee cups. I almost never drink Starbucks coffee anyways.

If you ask.. they will just GIVE you cups

penwash
November 23rd, 2017, 11:18 AM
That is impressive. I've never thought about drawing on Sbucks coffee cups. I almost never drink Starbucks coffee anyways.

If you ask.. they will just GIVE you cups

Okay... :)

carinamorente
December 18th, 2017, 06:53 PM
Here's one
https://i.imgur.com/oGCYuOx.png

and here's another one :)
https://i.imgur.com/OXbPLAR.jpg

penwash
December 18th, 2017, 07:52 PM
I like the result of the wash technique you use on the Binondo Church. Same ink as the lines, I assume?

Sadiq
December 24th, 2017, 03:39 AM
Mine are a little amateur, recently got back into this - here goes...

https://i.imgur.com/qeYbPmo.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Rhx0iwY.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0UEBvlo.jpg

Sadiq
December 25th, 2017, 08:46 AM
One more... :)

https://i.imgur.com/h8CcsUB.jpg

Marsilius
December 25th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Sadiq is helping to keep the flame lit, while sending subliminal messages about buying ink.

Sadiq
December 25th, 2017, 01:37 PM
Sadiq is helping to keep the flame lit, while sending subliminal messages about buying ink.

Haha, funny...who doesnít like ink? :)

Sadiq
January 9th, 2018, 12:08 PM
2 more...

https://i.imgur.com/vQNxRIF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Hx0NmSf.jpg

Sadiq
January 9th, 2018, 01:26 PM
1 more... :)

https://i.imgur.com/YlnldeM.jpg

Chrissy
January 9th, 2018, 01:59 PM
I can see some fabulous sketches on here.

I've been trying to draw a Blue Tit today, and it's proved to be tricky for me. I want to show that the colours blue and yellow go together. Anyone have any tips?

Sadiq
January 9th, 2018, 02:40 PM
I can see some fabulous sketches on here.

I've been trying to draw a Blue Tit today, and it's proved to be tricky for me. I want to show that the colours blue and yellow go together. Anyone have any tips?

I donít have a lot of experience with colour. When I started out, I found quite a few helpful channels on YouTube. I think I may have seen a few clips dealing with colour as well. It wonít hurt to do a search over there.

Sadiq
January 10th, 2018, 08:26 AM
I really like apples... :)

https://i.imgur.com/MRQRR12.jpg

Chrissy
January 10th, 2018, 09:13 AM
I finished my picture of a Blue Tit with some help from the web on how best to start.

Here it is:

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Sadiq
January 10th, 2018, 09:28 AM
Thatís really good Chrissy. The various colours come together quite nicely.

All my sketches are monotone for now. Iím not brave enough to try colour any time soon :)

penwash
January 10th, 2018, 01:02 PM
I finished my picture of a Blue Tit with some help from the web on how best to start.

Here it is:



Chrissy, perhaps you could tell us which inks were used in this sketch :D

Chrissy
January 10th, 2018, 05:10 PM
Oh, I'm sorry for omitting the ink information. Silly me!
I used Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-iro, plus Diamine Sunshine Yellow and Diamine Earl Grey.

Marsilius
January 10th, 2018, 10:03 PM
Oh, I'm sorry for omitting the ink information. Silly me!
I used Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-iro, plus Diamine Sunshine Yellow and Diamine Earl Grey.

Very nice. Someone once told me in watercolors, those places where colors come together are the most interesting. Cool effect with your inks, too. Nice drawing.

Sadiq
January 11th, 2018, 05:00 AM
Another 2 :)

https://i.imgur.com/YvuURBK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/6bfcESY.jpg

penwash
January 12th, 2018, 09:25 PM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4769/25763632198_da0095085d_c.jpg

Sadiq
January 14th, 2018, 04:25 AM
Thought Iíd try my hand at something architectural :) ...would probably have been much nicer with more trees & shrubs, oh well next time.

https://i.imgur.com/xPS9dAB.jpg

Sadiq
January 14th, 2018, 11:32 AM
Iíve done this apple :) before, but a more crude version. Took a little more time with it now. I may in future do another few & hopefully get it looking nicer.

https://i.imgur.com/ZIRQpie.jpg

penwash
January 14th, 2018, 11:24 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4715/38794491005_d9a76600e1_c.jpg

That SWAN pen has a nice SWAN 14ct by Mabie Todd nib. It has quite an interesting material.

Sadiq
January 14th, 2018, 11:30 PM
Ok so I had another go at the quick Apple :) just spent a tad bit more time on it.

https://i.imgur.com/1wxmDj5.jpg

Sadiq
January 15th, 2018, 03:07 AM
One more for today...

https://i.imgur.com/pqvu3bb.jpg

Sadiq
January 16th, 2018, 08:49 AM
Donít you just love these baywindow VW campers??

https://i.imgur.com/d5a67yk.jpg

Sadiq
January 17th, 2018, 01:22 AM
https://i.imgur.com/iUc4aoa.jpg

Marsilius
January 17th, 2018, 12:14 PM
Donít you just love these baywindow VW campers??

https://i.imgur.com/d5a67yk.jpg

Yes, old memories of something somewhere long ago for me. Sadiq, great sketches. Always interested to know which ink you are using . . .

Sadiq
January 17th, 2018, 12:29 PM
Donít you just love these baywindow VW campers...

Yes, old memories of something somewhere long ago for me. Sadiq, great sketches. Always interested to know which ink you are using . . .

Thank you. This one is Diamine Steel Blue :)

Marsilius
January 17th, 2018, 10:27 PM
Donít you just love these baywindow VW campers...

Yes, old memories of something somewhere long ago for me. Sadiq, great sketches. Always interested to know which ink you are using . . .

Thank you. This one is Diamine Steel Blue :)
I shouldnít have asked. Now I will want that ink, too.

Sadiq
January 18th, 2018, 01:43 AM
Donít you just love these baywindow VW campers...

Yes, old memories of something somewhere long ago for me. Sadiq, great sketches. Always interested to know which ink you are using . . .

Thank you. This one is Diamine Steel Blue :)
I shouldnít have asked. Now I will want that ink, too.

:) Iím sure it happens to most of us. Just add to your list haha.

Sadiq
January 18th, 2018, 12:30 PM
For the life of me, I can never sketch a face...so I thought Iíd do a cartoon :) itís not that great, but better than the weird looking people Iíve tried to sketch haha.

Oh, the ink is Diamine Chocolate Brown.

https://i.imgur.com/6byJNMM.jpg

Sadiq
January 21st, 2018, 11:21 AM
Another...donít think I captured the anger all too well :)

https://i.imgur.com/ns219mA.jpg

Sadiq
January 21st, 2018, 12:59 PM
I had another look at my sketch & think instead of Ďangerí, Iíve managed to capture Ďwonderí :)

Sadiq
February 10th, 2018, 01:24 PM
Been a while...

https://i.imgur.com/E7fxTx0.jpg

SIR
February 11th, 2018, 02:20 AM
No flat rooves, please.

penwash
February 11th, 2018, 11:06 AM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4671/39459981654_c1992b4030_c.jpg

Freddie
February 11th, 2018, 12:51 PM
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Walkin' Rakehel on Henry Street off Montague St.,Brooklyn, NY

Fred

Sadiq
February 11th, 2018, 01:22 PM
No flat rooves, please.

Ok then... :) better?

https://i.imgur.com/fF3kLIW.jpg

Sadiq
February 14th, 2018, 08:57 AM
https://i.imgur.com/jqH9p6P.jpg

Freddie
February 15th, 2018, 07:03 PM
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Fred

penwash
February 23rd, 2018, 10:56 AM
Happy belated Chinese New Year of the Dog!

(I was at the LA Pen Show last week so I can't do this sketch then)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4628/25568371037_1492217a44_c.jpg

Freddie
February 24th, 2018, 10:54 AM
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Old paper..watered down Omas black..Sheaffer MP.

Fred

milkb0at
February 24th, 2018, 05:14 PM
I love your art style Freddie.

naimitsu
February 26th, 2018, 10:42 AM
That is quite possible the most perfect "a" I have ever seen drawn by hand!

Sadiq
February 26th, 2018, 12:33 PM
https://i.imgur.com/FX1OUkM.jpg

NibsForScript
March 2nd, 2018, 01:08 PM
Woof

Happy belated Chinese New Year of the Dog!

(I was at the LA Pen Show last week so I can't do this sketch then)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4628/25568371037_1492217a44_c.jpg