Day 10 - Chose to use one of my Lamy Safari fountain pens. I had checked the cartridge that was in the pen before starting and 'thought' it was full. Proceeded to do this sketch and found it kept skipping. I thought maybe it was just the paper. Then I thought to check the cartridge again. It looked full but when I took a syringe to pull out ink to see how much was in it, it was basically empty. That explains the skipping. Decided to change over to a converter and filled fresh Lexington Gray ink in it. Viola..........wrote beautifully on scrap paper.
Day 11 - My Birthday. Decided to d a little quick sketch to represent that. I meant to put six candles (representing 10 years each) but was side-tracked and forgot to add them. Oh well, I can just say it was subconsciously wishing it was truly 4 (x 10) :-)
Day 12 - Boy did I bite off a bit too much with this one using the technique I chose to go with. It's a pattern from an outdoor garden statue. I used the Lamy Safari with the XF nib and proceeded with nothing but dots (stippling). Not only did this take a very long time to reach this point, my poor hand was aching. My eyes grew very tired working these dots on a 3 x 4 inch pattern........so much so my eye sight was blurred even wearing glasses. I should have taken a few breaks but I just wanted to get it done.
I could have refined this more but I had to stop myself and call it done.