|Abstract Figure I, July 2018|
I really enjoying writing and drawing with dip pens. There is more spontaneous feedback than with a pen or pencil.
After I've traced my template drawing on the paper, I use the faint lines as a guide. The sumi ink falls in its own way, depending on how much pressure I apply. As I draw with the dip pen, my drawing stays spontaneous as I make quick changes in response to the ink and flow.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre