Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pen and Ink studies


Good morning. Why is it so difficult to find pens and inks that are not water proof. In my search I did find Higgins non waterproof ink, and also a sketch pen, fountain pen. But the one I was looking for is on back order.

Vic, Brian's dvd Sketchbook watercolor painting he uses the pen with the non waterproof ink, enabling the ink to flow when wet with a brush. I've always loved that effect.

So if anyone out there knows of pens and inks that I can purchase please let me know.

In the meantime, my grand daughter is coming over for breakfast. Have a great day everyone.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Joan.
    These are two lovely Tonal Sketches my friend, well done. I do love darks for a lovely punch, and you have got the punch there. You can do a lovely OIL Painting from these Joan, please do so will you? All the best Joan.
    Vic.
    P.S. I will have a search for your none waterproof Ink pens and let you know.

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  2. Fabulous sketches Joan.
    It's probably not what you're looking for but I use a very inexpensive Finepoint felt tip pen by Stabilo. It is readily available from Amazon and most stationers here in the UK. In conjunction with a water-loaded Aquabrush, they make a great combination for sketching on the move.

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  3. Hi Joan,
    great job on your scketches! In the Nederland's they have a great tradition of scketching with a toothpick (Wooden obviously). I try and was surprised by the result you can achieve. Have a try you may like it, and you don't have to worry about fancy pens.

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  4. Hi Vic,

    Thank you and yes, it's time to return to my oil painting. I did find the pen. Just got Brian Ryders book on Watercolor. The Rotring Art Pen is what he uses. Also on his dvd. I just got so carried away with all of these techniques. But it's time to get back to work, my friend.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  5. Hi John,

    Thank you so much, I will look into those pens. I just ordered the Rotring Art Pen.

    All the best to you John

    Joan

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  6. Hi Mariano,

    Thank you, and yes I will give it a try. Your haven't steered me wrong so far.


    All the best to you
    Joan

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  7. Wow...these are terrific, Joan...sorry I cannot help with the pens..I use to use crowquill with ink...or a real thin brush with india ink.

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  8. Dr Ph Martin's Bombay Black India Ink (waterproof ink) is great. to sketch with......I use anything I can get my hands on...little twigs work great, ice lolly sticks carved to a point work great, my small watercolour brushes to add water to the ink to lighten it for value....a piece of bamboo cane sharpened to a point with a pocket knife.....anything really. The more organic the thing you are drawing with, the better the organic mark made....Happy sketching!!!!

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  9. I love the floaty effect of these sketches! Wonderful!

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  10. Hi Maggie,

    Thank you so much for the great tips. I just noticed your recent post. It's lovely.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  11. Hi Virginia,

    Thank you for your support in my daily efforts. I truly appreciate your visits.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  12. Hi Cathyann,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. I have been enjoying your post more than I can say.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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