Sunday, 13 March 2011

Brush pen trials day three

The pen is still going strong.

fruit plate


The ink even seems to be flowing slightly easier today. Or perhaps I am just getting more used to the brush pen.

The brush pen trials are turning out to be a very efficient motivator, and I am doing a lot more sketching than I have been for a long time. Uninspired? Stuck in a rut? Try picking up some new materials and the world might suddenly look quite different.


  1. You're on a roll, Ea! Too true, what you say about materials, definitely can get into a rut! These have a very expressionist feel to them, despite being accurately observed. How do you keep the ink from drying out and from making the brush hairs separate and hard? My attempts at using indian ink in one of those types of pens was a disaster!

  2. I don't know why the brush pen is holding up so well - I expected it to dry out and get clogged up with stiff ink, but so far it hasn't happened. I haven't done anything special to prevent it either - just capped the brush when not in use, and stored it horisontally. Perhaps it has somethign to do with this brush being meant to be used as a marker rather than a water brush.
    If it doesn't start drying up within the next three days, next step will be carrying it around in my bag to see how it holds up there - I hope it won't leak!

  3. Was just going to say beware of leakage - that would be a major disaster, unless you have everything in sticky black already! Your drawings, over time, give a very strong sense of your family life - I love the way your daughters - I presume those are your daughters - always busy themselves, often reading, sometimes watching something or playing digitally ...

  4. Yes Ruth, those are my daughters. They make good subjects when they read, watch TV or play, since that's when they sit still for a while :)