It was interesting angle to look at the City. I found this faded, I guess, old piece of paper and tried ink on it. Some sort of nostalgic feeling. I wanted to use hard surface with the clip, don’t have anything better than wooden inner part of easel. Comfortable.
Another old treasure – propelling pencil from Japan. It has interesting back of the pencil, comes off with upside down eraser, locking compartment with extra leads, 1.18mm size. Matte finish helps to hold non slippery pencil comfortably while drawing.
Sketched cup of tea with french mints. Used ink and touch of Gretacolor Aqua Brique made in Austria. It is watercolor in block form, looks like enlarged toy, but comfortable with water brush. Would be hard to carry around, but good at home. Drew my cat coasters we got in St Augustine, Florida, in that amazing Cat store.
It is not that easy to see the sky between tall buildings in the city. Ink and Kuretake pen brush in Moleskine. Couple of colors with that vintage Faber pencils.
City from the car window. Ink in Moleskine and few Eberhard Faber “Paint with Pencils” pencils from 1950 (I believe). I got to investigate for sure how old this set is. Pencils a bit scratchy, but so adorable.
Train sketches in my faithful Moleskine. I had a nightmare, that left home without Moleskine, going somewhere… still in shock.
Could not resist a good deal on Ebay, got “perfect” pencil. Read interesting reviews on it, how comfortable it is on the go with sharpener and lead protector in the cap. It will fit Palomino and Blackwing pencils. Awesome. With metal cap it cost enormous money $250-495, I am good with plastic one. Drew it with ink and few colored Faber-Castell pencils in Moleskine on the top of scribbling in the doc office.
Here is Marika, she speaks Hungarian and she is very sweet person. She works in the house where I touched up mural recently. She made me nice coffee and brought this wonderful cake. I mention in the other post that while working downstairs she was singing opera arias, it was pretty amazing. And about this cake, it may not look that special, but the taste was mind blowing, some tiny pieces of nuts and thin layer of coffee cream, and topped with coconut. I used one ink in Moleskine A4.
I was waiting for Jeff in Long Island and tried small leftover Conte pencil, sort of charcoal, I think, on this brown paper. Works nice on it, but messy. Good for fast impressions. On the top I drew weird crooked old advertising pencil Koranda Well. On the clip it said Wings. It is bent in pleasant way, sits comfortable in my hand. Takes 1.18 lead, I put in from 1940 stock.