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Friday, March 7, 2014

Kitchen - ann hyde

Surprising how many things there are in a kitchen...even a plant (no idea what it is called though). The jug next to it in this drawing is part of our coffee maker, but I missed out the top...I'll get it another time, lol.

I've added the pen I used (thinking outside the box here) my new Sailor pen - and yes the nib does curl up like this.  It's actually a Sailor Calligraphy pen (obviously the calligraphy bit I need to work on!!!) but the lines I get from it are perfect for drawing with.  It just takes a bit of practice to know how to control the lines.








21 comments:

  1. I love this arrangement, Ann, and the cool blue pen in the foreground!

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    1. PS is that a Frieling french press?

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    2. Thanks Margaret, yes it is that type of coffee maker. Not sure it's actually a Frieling, but it does the same job :-)

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  2. Nice drawing with the different line widths. That pen is very unusual and I am sure it is difficult to get used to.

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    1. Hi Fran, yes the pen did take some getting used to, but SO worth it :-)

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  3. Your lines are great. The pen I've never heard of but it sounds interesting. I also like how the blue of it stands out, yet still forces your eyes to the background. Nicely done. :) I'll remember the pen name. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Gloria, I hadn't heard of this pen until recently. A fellow Blogger, Lynn Chapman - an Illustrator mentioned it, so I thought I would give it a go. I think this is how we learn isn't it, giving different products a try can turn out worth it 😊

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  4. Love your thinking "outside the box" Ann. And your perspective on this one!!! Like the color against the back ink too!

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    1. Thanks Lynn, the perspective didn't work until I added the lines, surprising how one small addition can make such a difference :-)

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  5. This looks like it would be a fun pen to draw with. I love the thick and thin lines!

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  6. I'm a scaredy cat about trying this type of pen. I like something that only does one type of line. lol! So, I'm very proud of you for trying something new and conquering it! Nice sketch!

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  7. I love the sketch! How fun to put such unrelated items together.

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    1. Thanks Joan, it was only when I finished the sketch of the plant and pot, put the pen down and thought 'ahh, I'll add the pen'.

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  8. The pen in the foreground is interesting, Ann:)

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    1. It's a very interesting pen Sirkka. Takes a bit of getting used to but gives a nice effect for sketching. The only thing is the ink cartridges aren't permanent, so I have to do the paint work first, let it dry and then add the pen.

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  9. I was admiring the variation in lines you have achieved in your drawing - I find the fact that my favourite Pitt pens don't allow any thick/thin variations disappointing, so when I read about the Sailor pan I was interested. It's a pity the ink isn't waterproof though, but I'll look them up.

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  10. great perspective ann and i like how you just colored the pen. great sketch!

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  11. Your use of perspective in this piece is flawless, and the colorful pen was a brilliant touch. Blessings!

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