Category Archives: pen & ink

Creating Journal Pages

I am writing more in my journal, so it has become less of a strict art journal and back to my everything journal but with watercolors throughout! From college forward, I wrote and sketched all the time. First in my … Continue reading

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SoCS: Leaves

I  journal and do morning stream of consciousness exercises, and I’m again participating in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.  I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art! You can … Continue reading

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Pilot Iroshizuku Bottles

Pilot Iroshizuku are the most beautiful bottles of any ink I’ve seen… Not as inventive as Akkerman, but stunning… Think Tiffany!  To see the ink sloshing in them is exciting! And btw, the inks are beautiful.  But more on that … Continue reading

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VSW: Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité, Paris

The very modern Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité, from a Google image on Virtual Sketchwalk (yes I wish I was in Paris!) Designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. I love greys; few are what I call a straight grey, neither blue … Continue reading

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Inks in Depth: Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue

 I like what Birmingham says on their website: “We started Birmingham Pen Co. in 2012 in the Southside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the doors of our first retail shop opening to the public in 2016. The region of Pittsburgh where … Continue reading

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Inky Blue Posie

My inky posie is in Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue ink. This layered so nicely.  I used 2-3 layers, which often doesn’t work, but maybe thoroughly drying in between helps — Or the slight water resistance in the ink. I won’t … Continue reading

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Wax Resist Pencils

I use a fluid resist sometimes, but an urban sketcher had a good pencil he was using and I asked him repeatedly what that might be and he even answered me once but without giving me the name of it… … Continue reading

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