Closing time

A few days ago someone sent me a link to a really informative comparison of drawing pens by illustrator H Locke on the Jackson’s art supply site in the UK. If you love trying out different types of pens you might find this interesting too. It also reminded me that I haven’t used my Pentel Brush pen in some time (that’s one of the pens that was tested) so I used it today (along with a Pitt Artist Pen) when I had a bit of spare time at the museum just before they politely asked me to leave at closing time. There’s a great view and a comfortable bench facing the backs of the buildings on Sherbrooke Street.

ClosingTime


8 Comments on “Closing time”

  1. Mary says:

    Very powerful geometric shapes and contrasts here, Shari, that work so well on their sides too! Pattern of lines are also interesting. You find so much life in everything 🙂

    • It’s always so stimulating to get into town where there is some height in the architecture. Our museum has great views as well, if you don’t want to draw anything from the collection. And I always love the backs of buildings.

  2. Tony says:

    What a beautiful drawing Shari. Love all the different

  3. Tony says:

    What a beautiful drawing Shari. Love all the different patterns and the overall effect they give – the ones formed by the building / shadows and the ones you’ve created with your line work. What size and type of paper did you use and which size Pitt pen? And where do you find the patience for such neat fine hatching!!

    • Thanks Tony. I was using my very small moleskine (3″ x 5″) and the XS Pitt Pen. It’s not as fine as the Micron 005 but the nib lasts a lot longer. If the museum hadn’t closed I would have stayed there a lot longer!!

  4. Tony says:

    Hi – again. Have just followed your link and had a quick look at the pen / paper review. It looks fascinating as well as helpful. Looking forward to reading it properly with a cup of coffee (or two?) later on today. Thanks for the lead. Tony

    • I hope you enjoy it! I did. But you have to be a certain kind of pen nerd to read the full article. It’s great info.

      • Tony says:

        Don’t worry – I’m a pen nerd too! Found the article really interesting – not least in explaining why my favourite sepia coloured (but alcohol based) drawing pen bleeds through so badly on cartridge paper.


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