Monday, May 28, 2007

Every day in May no. 28


Don´t you just hate it when you have to clean your fountain pen? I dropped my newest Lamy Safari on the floor at work today, and the ink in it - there was very little left - turned to bubbles from the blow. Somehow bubbles are not good to write with. I shook the pen trying to get the ink out, and before I knew it I had ink in the cap, on the table and all around. Stupid me. So when I got home I cleaned it and refilled it with my new fav ink, Noodler´s Lexington grey.

That´s when the bad part starts. When you start drawing, the pen writes with water. Then, when you have drawn for a little while, the line turns the lightest light grey you ever saw. A little further on, you have a shy grey line that actually shows a slight difference from the colour of the paper. Aaargh! I don´t have the patience for this kind of thing!

So, today´s drawing was made only to wake up the pen, and as you can see, I was quite frustrated here and there. I tore up the surface of the paper trying to get some visible lines, and some lines are drawn at least four times...

8 x 12 cm, Lamy Safari (obviously) and Noodler´s Lexington grey on a small Moleskine Watercolor page.

9 comments:

José Louro said...

Sheet happens. Well, i dont think the drawing is that bad.

Dave said...

Do you find that no matter how much you clean, you never get all the ink out? What a pain it is. The drawing's pretty nice too!

Tarabeeh said...

hi its an Awesome drawing nice to see ur pretty blog!!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Even with the problems you encountered it turned out great.

mrana said...

And yet the drawing turned out wonderful!

Anna said...

I wonder if it would help if you shook the ink bottle before refilling the pen? I always do this and the ink is black from the getgo - when I forget, then it is very watery. Good luck!

Robyn said...

On the other hand, cleaning one's pen is a great procrastination. What a treat it has been having a drawing a day from you. I really love your style.

Serena said...

I really like this one despite the hardships you had with the pen. :)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

I think this is my favourite...maybe.