Friday, February 17, 2017

Pen and Ink Only Personal Challenge

So that I continue to work towards feeling confident with the pen, I like to challenge myself occasionally bypassing the pencil.

Here's a sketch worked with Microns only.

My 005 was misbehaving but there's a good chance it might be running dry.  Then again, it could be the super fine point not doing well on this slick bristol paper.  I'll have to test the pen out on other paper surfaces to know for sure.

This is another section of St Timothy's Catholic Church in The Villages.  This section was in shade the time of day we went.

It was quite a challenge for me to try and capture the variation in shaded areas with hatching and cross hatching but it was fun to see what I could do.

Visual Journal Bristol Smooth journal.


Annie said...

You did a great job going straight to ink. I got tired of my micron pens running out of ink so quickly so I invested in a couple of Pilot Metropolitan fine nib fountain pens that I love. Do you live in the villages? I have a friend who lives there.

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you :-) I prefer my fountain pens too for the same reason. I chose the Microns because they dry quicker on the paper in this particular journal. No but not far from there. About 30 to 40 minutes away. I'm in a sketching group out of the Villages though.

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