Thursday, July 2, 2015

Drawing pens - Subtleties of Line vs. Convenience

The roses my grandfather planted in our garden are in full bloom now. The figure in the center is a cherub statue holding a large shell. We fill the shell with water for small birds. Drawing done with watercolor inks and crow quill point pen. Almost forget how sensitive and varied line is with a dip pen. The convenience and portability of drawing pens available now is so seductive! I must admit I do not miss cleaning 6 x 0 extra fine points of technical drawing pens. The dip pens do not have that issue.

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