Thursday, 26 July 2007
More pen and wash, I was experimenting deliberately with a pen that I knew was very water-soluble. The outlines of the ovals were drawn first and then I went over the shapes with water. The thinness of the paper can be a problem with this kind of drawing - it's not really robust enough and buckles if it gets too wet. I sometimes wish I'd bought expensive high quality envelopes instead of using the ones I had in my stationary cupboard but usually I accept this limitation as just part of the project.
Different brands of pen give very different shades of wash - the Rotring gives a very delicate grey while the Staedtler fineliner that I used here gives a distinctly bluey-purple wash.
Posted: 11.32pm on 19.7.07