Doesn’t scan properly, I am at the end of sketchbook. I am getting familiar with Blackwing pencil. I got really good long point sharpener Palomino Kum, it is unbelievable, how well it works. So sketch is a little messy, I felt bad to waste a page, stuffed with few layers.
“Lost”. Idea is a little nostalgic memories of childhood, even time passed but it is still with you, part of you. I used pen, Faber-Castell colored pencils, white acrylic for milk puddle and couple of scratches of oil pastel.
Best gyro in Brooklyn in turkish restaurant Sahara. But lentil soup I make better. I relay on recipe from Nigella Lawson, british food writer, she wrote for NY Times as a gourmet critic, from her amazing book “How to eat”. Seems I can’t get enough of my antique pencil, add red with Pentel marker.
Another corner of Brooklyn, didn’t even notice the name of the street. Used my antique pencil again, I really like that it is so stiff and angular, you have to convince it and prize like a cat, till it agreed to listen to you. Add few touches of red from my vintage watercolor and white for the sky.
Drew with Palomino Blackwing in Moleskine. Overwhelmed by softness of the lead, I thought it would be HB, but it is B or even 2B. I often use 5H for first touch, HB is my most used. From this one head spinning. So pretty aggressive sketch. Add a bit of white for the sky.
Brooklyn street scene and my list in pencil, antique pencil from 1900-1920, called propelled, as Bob told me. Interesting, that one of the leads crumbles right away, so old, the other is pretty hard and draws angular. I liked it. I ordered more leads.
Music on my plate. I drew it with my new old school pencil, I got (a little forcefully) yesterday as a present. I checked, it could be 1950 year or 1970 stock. It is thinner than regular Koh-I-Noor mechanical pencil, so it sits better in my hand. Here explored some music and emptied plate before drawing.