Musical chairsPosted: January 27, 2017
I was back at school today, drawing in the cafeteria during a break. If you sit there for a while you notice two things — and this is not a new observation because I have mentioned this before— students leave their winters coats on indoors and they are always on their phones. I drew the girl with the fur collar first and when she got up, she was replaced by an almost identical figure in a fur-collared jacket, also on his phone.
I used a V-Sign Pen from Pilot for these drawings. It’s got a fatter nib than pens I usually use, but it’s great for quick drawings because the ink flows quickly, especially if you use smooth stock like this Stillman & Birn Zeta paper. It’s also really black! And a bonus for quick studies like this: it uses water-soluble ink so a quick once-over with a water brush will give you some good grey tones.
I haven’t had time to answer comments from my last post yet, but I wanted to thank everyone who sent me a note. I was completely bowled over by all of the truly wonderful wishes you sent my way.