Sketchpack Project 2018: Pen and In, Week 3

This year’s theme: Pen & Ink

This year my Sketchpack is to be all inked drawings
with a bit of water to move ink color. 

I almost passed on Di’s challenge but I always have a good time!

Making it simple, and all about
the ink, the mark, and water.
MOST sketches took 10-30 minutes;
if it took longer it was due to
waiting for layers of ink to dry.
No pencil but for one sketch,
the checkerboard Jinhao!

Okay, I cheated!  Three SHARK pens for three days!

Days 17-24 of Sketching Pens!


Past years: 2015: MPF Conservation,
2016: My Practice….

   ABOUT SKETCHPACK PROJECT: The project began in 2011 to get folks to draw daily. The sketchpack is a small zigzag journal with two usable sides, allowing one to sketch on both sides of 15 ‘pages’ to complete the month of August. There was much enthusiasm and the project is now repeated yearly in August, with a Facebook page for us to share as we go along.  (The page is closed for viewing but you can join to play along!)
There is an Exhibition held in October at the Artsauce Studio in
Cape Town, South Africa of mostly local Sketchpacks!

w15 sketchpack openingDrawn on Pentallic folding journal
with pen and ink as named daily + water.

 ©D. Katie Powell.
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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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9 Responses to Sketchpack Project 2018: Pen and In, Week 3

  1. As someone who loves fountain pens and very much enjoys your art, this post was a bit of a treat for me. Your illustrations are lovely. I don’t yet own a demonstrator pen but want to get one so I can get the visual of some of the fancier inks – which I can then justify buying because I can see the ink in the pen. I haven’t made a decision yet on which to buy. How are you finding those sharks? I was considering buying those for my kids in another bid to get them into fountain pens.


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