I fancied having a go at drawing with an ink pen. I don’t have a proper drawing pen (the type with a nib) so I used a Parker fountain pen. I quite like these quick sketches.
We visited Dean Clough galleries in Halifax at the weekend (well worth a visit) and I saw some drawings there done in biro. Inspired to have a go, I came up with … this.
Oh well, back to the drawing board. Let’s face it, I don’t like writing with a biro, so why would I enjoy drawing with one?
Hi Carole. In response to your question on EDM, I reckon after 7 consecutive days’ drawing, you already have a habit there 🙂
You did well with your fountain pen and biro – I like both of these sketches! You’ll have great fun once you’re equipped with a decent art pen, but in the meantime this really goes to show that you don’t have to have the “perfect” tools to get on and be creative. Good on you.
I TOO like those quick sketches — they’re filled with life and energy!! MORE!
Don’t feel compelled to use a fancy drawing pen! Remember that Cully does all of his NY Subway portraits with a ballpoint pen! The figure reclining on the sofa is excellent — SO well balanced and with great proportion!
Love your drawings- thanks for posting them. I wouldn’t give up on drawing with pens- just find a type you like-these look great!
I really like your pen drawings – try a little watercolor wash on them and you’ll see how good they are!
Hi Carole, I like your drawings with both the fountain pen and biro(don’t quite know what that is?)…I agree with E-J; creativity doesn’t come along with fancy tools. Great job on capturing the poses!
These really are good. They have a lot of energy and charm.
I like your sketches, too. These turned out very well.
Love those fountain pen sketches! You should get a dip-pen and some indian ink – feels so different to work with…
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