Friday, May 09, 2008

New toys


Tried out some new Staedtler triplus fineliners, and they are SO nice to draw with. They are incredibly smooth on the paper, and the colours are clear and bright. At first I thought it was a pity they aren´t waterproof, but then I thought Oh what the heck. This waterproof, acid free, archival hysteria drives me nuts sometimes. My childhood drawings are still around, they didn´t evaporate or explode or anything - and they were made with probably the cheapest pens ever, all permeated with acid and unwaterproofness. My guess is that this drawing will last at least as long as they have. :)

12.5 x 15 cm, Staedtler triplus fineliners on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper.

12 comments:

Deborah said...

Great color! I find hands hard to draw but your drawing is great.

Sherry said...

Here here! I agree about your comment about people's insistence that every pen and every scrap of paper be archival. I also admire your hand sketch with its unusual perspective. Really lovely.

Jim in Alaska said...

"...This waterproof, acid free, archival hysteria drives me nuts sometimes...."

I strongly agree with you Nina. my approach to art is for fun. I don't need to do it for profit and as far as posterity goes, if posterity wants pictures let them paint their own! -grin-
Jim in Alaska

glassgirl said...

cool color. great drawing! And I do agree. Sometimes we can get so caught up with that thinking, that the intent or the creativity is then gone!

Leslie said...

Nina, this is fantastic. You get such depth and detail! I love it.

Anita Davies said...

Great sketch Nina. I have had a set of these pens for some time now, had no idea they were soluable...Off to find them out...Thanks!

petescully said...

good stuff! and thanks for being the one that said it about the pens, it's so true!

E-J said...

This is a great drawing, Nina. "Just" a sketch of a hand, and yet your confidence in yourself as an artist just leaps out of every line.

anne said...

härlig teckning och BRA kommentar om hysterin över water proof, acid free, bla bla. jag blir oxå trött över den hysterin! vad tusan, ta det som känns kul och bra och som inte kostar skjortan. som sagt, ens barnteckningar finns ju säkerligen kvar och håller i mer än ens livslängd.
bra skrivet! nu ska jag kika in vad det är för pennor det där.
ha det gott!

juj said...

gorgeous! the color is so rich! and the lines and values are perfect. Not to mention the stunning perspective of this piece. How do you manage to make foreshortening look so easy?

wagonized said...

These blues are so attractive. Your drawing, as always, super well done.

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