Inktober 2019, 17


I adore INKTOBER!

TWSBI Eco 1.1 with J.Herbin Rose Cyclamen ink

**INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration,
and that class is requiring a commitment for two months.
I’m excited and a little sad I will miss Inktober…
but I made it very very easy for me.
I am using the itty-bitty 2-inch Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal
and keeping it simple, hearts to begin. Every day.  A simple commitment.
To find out about Inktober, visit here.

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VSW: Amsterdam 9, Canals


Finished watercolor sketch, but this was done for a friend who is looking at how to treat windows… I apologize for the bad images – damn pencil is hard to photograph.) I tried to draw what goes on in my head as I think about buildings. I look for rhythms in the windows, and differences from one to another. in this case I also looked for the first floor, which because of the canals, is different than a city built not on water..


I might draw vertical guidelines, even if in my head.
BTW, I might also do this in a photograph if I was practicing, trying to think about all this stuff.  I’d look for the center line on each building.


Then I look at each building and see the rhythm of the window pattern, squares or rectangles?  Doors?  Balconies?  In this case, these buildings had very different window patterns, in size and shape as well.  I might count the panes to see the rhythm.

I start general — I don’t draw a lot of detail.  I stop when it feels right call it quits. If you look at the 4th & 5th drawing below, you will see how little I did to make a statement about the windows and doors.


Basic shapes and sizes tel a huge story…


Getting into more detail.  I did this all in  one medium nib pen size, but if I was doing this a bit more seriously (and had time), I might switch to a finer pen for the details.

Thanks to Brian Thompstone for the image.

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Inktober 2019, 16


I adore INKTOBER!

Diamine Cerise with the Moonman Glass Dip pen…

**INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration,
and that class is requiring a commitment for two months.
I’m excited and a little sad I will miss Inktober…
but I made it very very easy for me.
I am using the itty-bitty 2-inch Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal
and keeping it simple, hearts to begin. Every day.  A simple commitment.
To find out about Inktober, visit here.

To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook
or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com

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Inktober: Mitchell and Mom

Not a fude pen, but a quick sketch in the middle of the night.
Not a very good likeness of either of them but that’s okay —  sketch is a sketch.
Michell ended up looking like a Scottish boy I dated in my 20’s,
and my mom looks like a nice little old lady — not at all who she was!
I am finishing off my Hahnemühle Cappuccino Sketchbook.

When I get time I will write a review, but I will say now that Hahnemühle never lets me down — excellent product, well made, nice paper for ink and pencil sketches!

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Inktober 2019, 15


I adore INKTOBER!

Akkerman Dutch Masters 12 Scharlaken “Scarlet” van Jan Steen
and
Akkerman Dutch Masters 07 Rembrandt’s Karmozijn “Crimson”
with the Moonman Glass Dip pen…
My last real reds…. on to pink!

**INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration,
and that class is requiring a commitment for two months.
I’m excited and a little sad I will miss Inktober…
but I made it very very easy for me.
I am using the itty-bitty 2-inch Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal
and keeping it simple, hearts to begin. Every day.  A simple commitment.
To find out about Inktober, visit here.

To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook
or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com

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Inktober 2019, 14


I adore INKTOBER!

Moonman Wancai with KWZ Grapefruit ink…
just like Ruby Red Grapefruit!.

**INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration,
and that class is requiring a commitment for two months.
I’m excited and a little sad I will miss Inktober…
but I made it very very easy for me.
I am using the itty-bitty 2-inch Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal
and keeping it simple, hearts to begin. Every day.  A simple commitment.
To find out about Inktober, visit here.

To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook
or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com

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Inktober: Mitchell Guitar and hating on Fude Pens


Fude nibs versus flex nibs?

I tried another quicky sketch…
Not thinking about inktober but that works too!
It isn’t the bad proportions that I hate
about this sketch (I mean, I might
have done better), it is that I can’t seem
to get the hang of the fude.

I love the Duke Fude compared to the Hero…
it is simply juicier.  While I can get the Hero to work now, it still isn’t as juicy as the Duke and needs frequent priming.

Right, me simply playing with lines.
The top two are the fudes, and the bottom
is one of my FPR flex nibs.
In my hands, the flex nib wins for
the ability to change line weights.

But I’ve not given up YET.

Fudes, top, versus
my favorite FPR Himalayan.

I am working in the Hahnemühle Cappuccino Sketchbook for the rest of the week…
Testing for Hahnemühle means I am likely to finish  the challenge.
I am not commenting about the paper until Sunday…

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