Monday, February 28, 2011
Sketches with antique triangle pencil in brown sketchbook.
Here used Palomino pencil, the orange one, my first Palomino, I forgot how smooth and wonderful original Palomino is. It is pretty short already, so I used pencil extender, I got from JetPens, the one, which was advised me by Fellini, my cat. I chose metallic silver color, it is so light in your hand, pleasure to draw with. This sketches helped me navigate through today's obstacles.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Kinda experimental. Was pretty dark plus I was laying while sketching, so many lines and cat in the dark is not easily recognizable. The good thing I am getting few songs of Lykke li. Can't post it here, it is not on Youtube yet. Don't know how post it from my iTunes or desktop. Her new album coming out in 2 days.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Sketched people with this interesting antique pencil, triangle, from Japan with a little harsh lead, really enjoyed it, it squarish lead had sudden resistance sometimes, so I had to make an effort to continue the line and it was like a dialog with the pencil and width of the stroke changed. I used Holbein sketchbook, I bought in Woodstock in happy times. I should get bigger size, I saw it in New York Central store.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Underneath drew with watercolor pencil, Durer, on the top - Kuretake water brush. I like that is green. Pentel, Pilot and Koi water brushes transparent or bluish, Kuretake makes it in happy colors. I was a bit jealous to people from England, who can get em in colors, now got mine from London. :-) I drew it with Zig Clean Color brushes by Kuretake, it washes like watercolor and tip is very delicate.
Sketched early in the morning and drew Zig brush over. Used white Ink Kaimei. When I drew over this white ink it dirtied tip of the brush, I was hoping its permanent. And it bubbles like crazy, and it stains fingers severely. Primer would be the best but you can't carry heavy can every time you wanna use white in Moleskine. Next time will try more of Zig Opaque Writer from Kuretake. This hand with coffee is Watercolor pencil.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Didn't fit into the scanner, so had to force it and it lost some brightness, because scanned open, without lid.
Friday, February 18, 2011
On the top of the sketches from the doc's office, done with watercolor Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer pencil, I drew my antique "Salz" pencil, dated April 14 1925. Thin paper struggles to accept ink from Kuretake brush pens I used. I heard Fabriano sketchbooks with tinted paper is thicker. Watercolor pencil is very weak on brown paper, may be I should try it on white?
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This is pretty old pencil from 1920's, I think; it says "Bavaria" on the clip and takes 1.18 mm lead. I had to replace lead from my 1930's old stock, because original was crumbling. I really like happy color of this pencil and the way it sits in my hand. The man on the right is drawn with this pencil. I used Kuretake brush pens for sketch of the pencil. Ink almost eat thin paper. I was looking at Khadi sketchbooks today, very interesting paper, mostly sold in England, but they have 4 books in Manhattan, I should plan a trip to that store, combined with sketching, museum and getting this sketchbook.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
ZIG ART & GRAPHIC TWIN and ZIG CLEAN COLOR REAL BRUSH. I really like dual points and watercolor like quality. This 303 Twin blue is awesome for sky and snow. Most of tall Kuretake doesn't fit into my beloved Nomadic pencil case, I think I should look for bigger version of Kutsuwa Dr. Ion Mega Pencil Case. It is fun to have just pens with you and water brushes.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Here used big flat brush, 2 inches, something incredible in flat brushes, how they make a brushstroke.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I used different Kuretake pen brushes for it, amazed by versatility, more to explore. Finally I got long desired Kuretake Brushables! Yes!