Sunday, January 30, 2011

On Vacation

The portable scanner lost some data at the page transition of the double page spread. I was relaxing in the room and I felt like sketching it with a Bic pen in my Pentalic Journal.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Worldwide Sketchcrawl

I knew I'd have a busy day, so I intended to do Worldwide Sketchcrawl #30 "in spirit." Had a good start 8am at the Navy Base but was too busy to sketch the rest of the day. Drove out to Auntie's house (100 miles) where she immediately put me to work. I've also had her computer for 2 months while she was on vacation because her dial up wasn't working. I had updated windows, virus scanner, etc. from my wifi but never had a chance to work on her dial up because I don't have a phone line. Threw up my hands after 2 hours and went to the local McDonalds to download some drivers. Got it working on my netbook, then got it working on her computer. Got home at 10pm.

Monday, January 3, 2011

I've been wanting to sketch these...

2 of 3 pen drawings I did in the Strathmore #2 sketchbook. I had looked forward to seeing the boat (1st picture) in Hong Kong but I never did.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

1/1/11 I like that date, gotta use it

I scored a pen set in the after-Christmas sales. It included a fountain pen, which is what I bought it for, and the rest is poor quality crap. I loaded it in the car, put it away to do more shopping, then pulled it out while I waited. It leaked blue ink all over me. Stained my jeans, stained my t-shirt, permanently. So I've been using it as a dip pen and it's working great that way. No fear of leaks, either. It's re-ignited my interest in fountain pens and dip pens so I've pulled out my old nibs, nib holder, and inks to draw and write with. Now there's a black feather topped dip pen calling me from Barnes & Noble. Don't have any room for it at the moment but I'll get one of the cute little bottles of ink next time I'm there.
32 more pages in this sketchbook (Strathmore #2). I started the 12 days of Christmas challenge and gave up after day 4. Never intended to post it unless I actually finished the challenge, oh well.