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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Drawing with De Atramentis Turquoise Document Ink

pen and ink drawing on vellum

I just joined instagram, so now I can participate in Gouletpens monday matchup! So I've been spending my mornings drawing with pen and ink.

 I really like drawing with fountain pens and these document inks. The only problem is finding economical paper that keeps a fine line with no feathering of the ink.   I like to work on cheap paper and not have to worry about the expense. Once I have the drawing then I can transfer it to good paper.

This week I picked up some vellum paper and discovered the pens and inks work well on it. I think I can make some mail art envelopes with the vellum too.

How about you? Do you prefer a certain paper? Does the choice of paper depend on whether you are working out a drawing?

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

May Calendar - Journal page

Solo Bicycle Tour, May 24 - 26, 2016

This past week I spent three days and two nights having a little adventure on my bicycle. No electronics, just pen and paper, and my own thoughts. Today, I did the above sketch based on a selfie I took on the 24th.

I didn't do any art on the trip; instead, I took lots of photos. I'll have a blog post up soon on my photo blog.

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