Saturday, 29 October 2011

More blue

all blue

Lamy Safari fountain pen with blue ink, in large A4 moleskine cahier.

Friday, 28 October 2011



Pen and watercolour in large moleskine sketchbook.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Copenhagen cafe


Sketch from Cafe Fokus in Copenhagen where I had a cup of tea after wandering around the new covered market, Torvehallerne.

Pen and markers in pocket sketchbook.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


lussy in her bed

My friend's dog in her basket - getting older and a bit eccentric these days, as is the privilege of all those who hang on for long enough.

Watercolour and waterbrush in the Moleskine watercolour journal.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Ferry sketching

Weekend trip to Copenhagen. I used the oportunity to sketch on the ferry during our crossing from Aarhus to Sjællands-Odde.

sketching on the ferry

ferry sketching

I had time enough to sketch in pencil and ink, and clean up my page a bit. Watercolour was added later from memory, aided by a rather blurry and under-exposed camerphone snapshot.

ferry lunchers

Do you take notes on colour or use a snapshot for reference when adding colour later? I do either, depending on the scene and how much time I have available.

Thursday, 20 October 2011


evening telly

Lamy Safari fountain pen with blue ink in large A4 Moleskine cahier.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


At Sigfred's Kaffebar. These two had perfectly mirrored noses and lunches - perhaps sisters, or mother and daughter. One was very still, the other animated.

mirror lunch

sketching at sigfred's

0.4 mm ink pen with a touch of marker and coloured pencil.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Friday, 7 October 2011


blue foot

blue foot -
reflection across the north sea
through the web's aether

original blue foot

Lamy safari fountain pen with blue ink, and a touch of waterbrush, in pocket sketchbook.

Thursday, 6 October 2011


bus home


Sketches in my pocket journal on my way home from work. Ink pen, marker, colour pencil.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

New pen

I got a new pen - a Lamy Safari fountain pen - and have been trying it out with the standard blue ink cartridge it came with.

lamy experiments
lamy experiments
lamy experiments
on the table
I have a converter I can use for my own ink, and want a permanent ink that I can also use with watercolour on top, but I'm a bit worried the pen will dry and clog. Do you have a fountain pen you use for drawing? Which kind of ink do you use in your pen? Will Indian ink ruin the pen? Please share your experiences in comments.