Tag Archive | ink

Inktober 24-31, 2016

And so Inktober comes to an end for this year.  With 29 drawings, I attain a participation rate of 93.5%. Little by little, I think my crosshatching is improving.               I hope you have enjoyed seeing these drawings.  Maybe you will give it a go next year. * Advertisements

Pen-spiration

pen shopping

I went into an office supply store to look at pens.  I may use some tangling techniques this summer and don’t want to run out of ink in the middle of something for a contest.  It was a lot of fun in October (inktober) using ink with pen and nib but sometimes it was awkward.  The Bleu de Prusse ink was especially a bother, it seems to be a bit thick but I don’t know if it is a good idea to water down the whole bottle.  I wondered if there was something like a cartridge pen that one can fill with bottled ink.  I saw nothing like that in the store I went into the other day, but since then have seen via Internet that such a thing does exist.  Would that leak in a purse or pocket?

I fell for this cute little turquoise pen and bought refills for it, but even though it says “turquoise” in two (or maybe four) of the languages on the box, the box is printed in turquoise and the pen itself is turquoise right down to the underside of the tip, it does not write in turquoise. Bummer.

not turquoise ink

Inktober October 10-15, 2015

Inktober–October 4-9, 2015

The month had begun when I learned about the Inktober initiative.  The idea is to draw with ink and then share on the Internet. Here are my first week’s attempts: These are all small drawings, nib and India ink or encre sanguine for the red one.  I am trying to learn how to use cross […]