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    Default Daily Drawings: A Conversation

    Lately, I've been making daily little drawings in my moleskin. I think drawing is an enjoyable way of communicating, and I thought why not start adding these drawings to a thread along with whatever pen I'm using that day. So, I'll add small drawings (sketches really) as often as I can and would love to read your thoughts and see other people's visual thoughts, ideas, and responses: a conversation.

    My feeling is that any drawings are appropriate for this conversation, however simple or unrefined. This might turn out to be a monologue (I'm fine talking to myself, if necessary, hahahaha). But, I would encourage a dialogue. If possible, please include a picture of the pen you are using and a quick rundown of the ink and nib size. Cheers!

    Pen: Lamy cp1 (1980's white lacquer model)
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    Default Re: Daily Drawings: A Conversation

    My first question is, are your "titles" emblematic, ironic, serious, or specific quotes, or some of all of the above? Pictures are worth a thousand words, but I am also curious what the words mean. Keep 'em coming.

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    Because most of the images are portraits and from that days news (at least recently), the titles are whatever sticks in my head for that particular image. So, yes, sometimes they are ironic or quizzical, sometimes quotes, and some just random. I see them as part of the drawing, that's why they are written directly on the page. The last few have all been direct quotes, hence the quotation marks. But, you know Marsilius, at the end of the day, once an image is out there, it's really whatever the viewer wants it to be. At least, that's my approach.

    Anyway, thanks for asking. This latest portrait is of a certain Senator who recently spoke out about wire taps and phone numbers. Hope they're not reading my posts! Hahahahaha!
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    Default Re: Daily Drawings: A Conversation

    I love your lines and hatching in these! Drawing daily is an excellent habit, I'll try to join in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John the Monkey View Post
    I love your lines and hatching in these! Drawing daily is an excellent habit, I'll try to join in.
    Thanks John! Hope you do!

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    Default Re: Daily Drawings: A Conversation

    Here's today's musing.

    Pen: Lamy 69
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    Short on time tonight but a bit of personal reflection.

    Pen: Lamy cp1 (white lacquer)
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    Thinking about the information we receive and what filters may or may not be necessary to protect us. Or, maybe we all just need to buy more fountain pens!

    Pen: Lamy 25P
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    Default Re: Daily Drawings: A Conversation

    Well, with pens, at least you only have to worry about who's looking over your shoulder, I guess

    Loving your Lamy collection, and that Pelikan Brown looks *very* nice.

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    Thanks John! I really love the Lamy designs. Been collecting them bit by bit for years. I need to branch out with some more inks, actually. Any suggestions from folks on inks is always appreciated.

    Not really sure where I stand on this whole phone numbers monitoring thing -- kind of torn between the need for security and our right to privacy. Interesting place to be, actually. Looks like the ACLU is suing the Obama Administration. Well, I guess that's one option. Anyway, your right, fountain pens are much easier. In fact, I usually like when people are looking over my shoulder, so I get a chance to talk about the pen. Hahahaha.

    Speaking of pens, I just picked up a new vintage Lamy 27 that I've been drooling over for years. This is a link with a great reveiw by MYU of this vintage line of the Lamys HERE. And below is my musing for the day. Cheers!

    Pen: Lamy 27m
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    DGG, some characterful portraits and esoteric Lamys. The CP1 (white lacquer) is a nice looking pen it is a shame it isn't in the current line up. The 25P has a certain charm to it.
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    I start out drawing and then always resort to writing. Maybe writing is my art? More practice!!

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    Yes, agreed, I think the white cp1 is a terrific pen design! One of my favorites. I have some other out of production cp1 models I'll post before too long.

    I've been using today another out of production Lamy, that's more on the random side. The Lamy 26P is one of those "one off" models when I think Lamy was trying to figure itself out after the success of the 2000. Where the 25P came in a bunch of different colors (kind of like the Safaris of today), the 26P was a stainless steel model that kind of exists by itself. It uses international size cartridges / converter, so I usually have mine filled with a random color (this time PINK!). I've had it for a few years now, and it's a really nice light stainless steel pen. Clip fastens well in a shirt pocket too!

    Today a musical musing . . . need to get to a theater soon . . . it's been too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woosang View Post
    I start out drawing and then always resort to writing. Maybe writing is my art? More practice!!
    always more practice! But we've got a lifetime for it, i guess. I like writing in the moleskin, mostly just to clear my head and write out lists. Terrible hand writing though, not anywhere near as well managed as some of the script I see on these FP sites!

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    With new elections today in Iran, you can't help but feel hope for some of the youth there who really want democracy. Unfortunately, it just seems like more of the same.

    Decided to go back to the Lamy 27. Can't seem to get enough of this pen. Oblique nib not the best for drawing, but I'm loving it anyway. Ordered some Private Reserve Ink. Looking forward to branching out with some new colors. Cheers!

    Pen: Lamy 27m
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    Nicely done - reminds me a little of the work I saw on Urban Sketchers recently documenting the protests in Istanbul;

    http://www.urbansketchers.org/search.../Occupy%20Gezi

    As for using obliques for drawing- there's definitely a subset of sketchers who use calligraphy pens (for the line variation)
    e.g.
    http://rozwoundup.typepad.com/roz_wo...raphy-pen.html
    maybe it's worth thinking of the oblique in a similar way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John the Monkey View Post
    Nicely done - reminds me a little of the work I saw on Urban Sketchers recently documenting the protests in Istanbul;

    http://www.urbansketchers.org/search.../Occupy%20Gezi

    As for using obliques for drawing- there's definitely a subset of sketchers who use calligraphy pens (for the line variation)
    e.g.
    http://rozwoundup.typepad.com/roz_wo...raphy-pen.html
    maybe it's worth thinking of the oblique in a similar way?
    Wow! Great websites, John! I've never seen the urban sketchers website. I love their immediate documentation of the scenes. And, I agree with you that the oblique does provide some line variation like the caligraphy pen. Not a whole lot with the OM , but certainly some. And this particular one has a very wet line. So, very good point, I appreciate the reminder. Also, gives me more incentive to make more drawings with the 27, which seems to be on my shirt pocket every day this past week.

    Been swamped with work these past couple days. More writing with than drawing lately. At least it still involves some fountain pen use -- always an aesthetic sensorial bonus to my day. Planning to squeeze time in for a drawing later today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John the Monkey View Post
    I love your lines and hatching in these! Drawing daily is an excellent habit, I'll try to join in.
    Yes indeed! And the Lamy collection! And ink choices.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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    Many thanks Sailor! Here's another one for today. Was fortunate enough to have dinner with this impressive South African Justice and activist last night. What a fascinating character. Finally, a bit of break from work. Of course, I needed to take some time out today to draw and reflect. Cheers!

    Pen: Lamy 67P
    Nib: Steel (Fine)
    Ink: Pelikan Red (with Pelikan converter)

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    Default Re: Daily Drawings: A Conversation

    And, of course, in today's Arizona decision, Justice Thomas dissents...

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