Brooklyn. Used Hero pen with ballerina nib, turning on both sides, getting different line width, in my red Moleskine.
It is 2 sketches here. First I sit near the fire and drew tea boxes, than, after trying this amazing liqueur, my friend brought from France, I sketched it on the top of the tea box, and the level of liqueur in this double bottle got lower and lower… Watercolor and ink in Holbein sketchbook.
Colgate Lake. Went to the lake, drew from the car. Watercolor and pen in small Holbein sketchbook. Walk there with Pig, it was so cold that my ears froze and almost fell off.
Pencils, laying over vintage watercolor set, I use sometimes, laying over my sketch with music plate in Moleskine.
I wanted this portrait to be at the same sketchbook. I hated him, I loved him, at 17 I ran away from him. He forgave me. He was my best friend. After his death I learned things about him I never knew.
I started with Blackwing, but it was too soft too fast. So I used my harsh antique pencil and Blackwing on the top again.
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.