Sketchpack Project 2018: Pen and Ink, Week 4

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 are 10-30 minutes; if it took longer it was waiting for ink to dry.
A little watercolor pencil or graphite pencil on in the end…
aw, sue me!

I dipped into Mitchell’s stash for this one….
The platinum bottles are so cute, squatty bodies,
and a plastic insert that allows you to
easily fill the pens.  Cool…

I love Monteverde inks, but booooring bottles…

Whoops, that is not a pen!
Nope, Fred-for-now (what we are calling him for now)
came to live with us on the Full Moon and
upset my flow!  This is my first image of him…

OOOH, a new ink for me, and wow a great company.
Akkerman has the coolest bottle ever, very retro-chic!
the big marble stops ink up top to allow an easy fill.
I have several more samples and
will buy more ink from this company!

Days 25 and beyond of Sketching Pens!
The End.  To see all the images
altogether on one page go here!

Until next year!



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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2 Responses to Sketchpack Project 2018: Pen and Ink, Week 4

  1. carlein van der beek says:

    So cool you discovered Akkerman! They are my to go shop since I started collecting fountain pens! And their ink is delicious!


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