Trying out my new pen

I like sketching with (inexpensive) fountain pens and I’m building up quite a collection. This is a sketch of my lunch using my new Platinum Carbon Ink pen and I just love it. The sketchbook paper is pretty thin and the ink didn’t bleed which usually happens with other fountain pens and Noodlers ink. #sketch #penandink

Morning sketch

I painted my tea-cup by first using watercolor. I found blocking in the shape with paint easier and more accurate, especially the elliptical which is always a challenge, rather than sketching it out in pencil. After the paint dried I went back and added ink for emphasis. Done on Stillman & Birn Alpha Series sketchbook.  #penandnk #watercolor #drawing #sketches