Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Rock Studies using Platinum Carbon Pen

Talk about an eye-opener with this pen!!!  Compared to the Pilot Prera and the Noodler's Flex using Lexington Gray ink, this pen and the black ink that comes with the pen is a real contrast.

Even in the sketchbook where my other two pens skip across the paper, this Platinum glides smoothly and evenly.  The results being bold compared to what I've been achieving thus far.

Except for the long handle, which I plan to cut down, I absolutely love how the pen handles and nib lays down ink.  Gonna be another favorite of mine once I get used to the bold darkness of the ink. 

Here's a photo I took while at the Texas Coast.  This is what I'm using as a reference for the sketches above.

Working the rocks, I find myself getting lost a bit from one rock to the next and working the lights and darks.  Just going to take more practice :-))


Serena Lewis said...

WOW! These sketches are wonderful, Susan!! I've noted down the pen on my list of 'must-have' supplies.

larry said...

Great rocks, Susan. I like the way you've shaded them. Glad you're liking the Platinum Carbon pen.

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