Quick inks on figure drawing

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Stillman and Birn paper Beta Series /Lamy pen SF nib
quick 10 min studies

They always tell me  about my squiggly lines, I use them in all quick sketches regardless the subject. Ink has always been my favorite medium and when I discovered the combination of Stillman and Birn Paper, Lamy pens and Noodler’s ink I felt that from then on I could just draw anything and forget about struggling with materials to get the best flow, permanence and all the nuisance of adapting this to that and try that again. I can just concentrate on enjoying myself now :)
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quick 10 min study

This one below was completed with W&N cotman mini traveler watercolor kit

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Leo’s accidental watercolor

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I used my own carved wood sticks to make this drawing and permanent ink, on a stillman and birn Zeta series notebook. Then I applied W&N cotman’s watercolors witha petit gris brush

the result was ok, with a few spots here and there but overall I’m happy with this :)

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Trial and Error

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It all started when I messed up this watercolor

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I made a sketch of the drawing, which became more simplified

I used my carved willow sticks to apply ink in simplified strokes to get the essence of the sketch

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At the end the character was different so I don’t know which I like best but I think the black and white :)

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Sketchpad Project 2014 Days 1-7

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This collection of mini drawings 4″ x 3 1/2″ will go on through the month of August, one/day, done on site, with time-stamp and Geo-location just like last year, same format. At the end of August the mini sketchbook accordion will be sent back to Cape Town, South Africa for exhibition. Thank you Di Metcalf for the sketchpad Project!

Detailed urban sketches

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I am trying to spend more time on details. here is the first set of images. I took about 40 min on each. The notebook is small. next time I’ll use a bigger norebook for even more detail. I used a Lamy pen and Stillman and Birn sketchbooks.

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