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.
I started with ink, but slipped into colored pencils, very few, over the ink. I don’t have enough ink colors and red from Faber-Castell artist brush pen didn’t want to accept water at all. Blue connects everything and making smart face.
Ink bleed interesting way on this hairy paper, giving it a little vintage look. Past this cute house yesterday on the way from Garfield place in Brooklyn.
Chuckie was named by my daughter when she was 7 after the Chuckie from “Rugrats”, red haired funny character from cartoon. He was my first cat, before I thought that I am a dog person. He used to ride in my daughter’s doll baby carriage, sometimes wearing white hat with the frills, sometimes deliberately jump into the stroller and roll till it stops, hitting the wall. Now he is a patriarch of the family and often get tossed around by Fellini, younger generation. Ink in watercolor Moleskine A4.
Inna in ink. This is the last page of my Moleskine large. Very sad. Really liked it Watercolor paper. It started with “Chinese bakery” on October 30, 09. Anyway I used ink (mixed myself) and played a little with Axe-cut strokes in the hair, holding brush angular, Pentel water brush is the best.