Tuesday, February 07, 2012

my ink


 This is my pen & ink of choice.  Sakura micron archival pigma ink comes in a series of nibs or points depending on the thickness of line you desire.  Long ago I used a rapidiograph which I had to fill the ink in the cartridge and quite honestly it was a mess.
 Begin with a spiral bound journal and make it a goal to sketch once a day.  You can search around on line and fine scads of artists and aspiring artists who keep journals and post daily works, be sure and sign and date your work.  Soon you will begin to see your own line and style develop.

16 comments:

Debra said...

This is my favorite as well. I finally started purchasing them by the case! Have a wonderful day- I hope it includes a little sketching!

Gwen Driscoll said...

I've got to get a sketch book & start this practice! Can't wait to try your pens! Thanks for always stopping by RHS. Have a great day!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

oh the trusty Micron! I truly was excited to see this here today - I have tons of these floating around my desk, my apartment and in various coat pockets. Never leave home without one!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

what a treat to see your tools

I Dream Of said...

My favorite, too! And you can never have too many. A sketch a day is good for the brain and the soul, I think. Have a lovely day, Patricia.

Amanda C. Bee said...

When I studied abroad and traveled, I journaled and sketched most of my adventures! I wish I would have had one of these pens! Great post!

annechovie said...

I really dig micron's too, my fellow artist! xo

Nessa Bixler said...

Love seeing someone else's favorites and finding great pens. They make such a difference.

Joyce said...

One of my favorites too! When my love or someone wanted to borrow a pen from my purse I use to hold my breathe- afraidother would press too hard. Now I keep a spare pen to lend out. :)

Kwana said...

It is just not you without one of these pens in hand. They are fantastic. What a great reminder about the sketches. I've been thinking about this a lot. Thanks.

pretty pink tulips said...

I'm inspired to try. I always admire artist's talent!!! Especially yours!

xoxo E

Katie said...

I discovered these awesome pens in design school...changed my like:-)

Karena said...

I do love the Micron pen. What i will start doing is sketching again!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

The Entertaining House said...

beautiful! Thank you for sharing your "secrets"!

quintessence said...

Oh I am ordering these immediately. I used to use a rapidograph as well, in the days when I had my checkbook balanced to the penny (read - a long time ago)!

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