latest updates: faber castell
Experimenting with another celtic knot pattern and some silver and copper colouring. Turns out the Moleskine paper doesn’t like my Faber-Castell Polychromos colour pencils much – it doesn’t have sufficient ‘tooth’ to grab the oil based colour. The copper colour in particular was hard to apply as that particular pencil is quite hard and easily damaged the paper’s surface. Ended up switching to a wax-based Karisma copper pencil, which is a bit softer, to colour the semi circles on the outer ring. Unfortunately my little Canon Lite scanner doesn’t deal with these metalic colours all that well, so the copper is showing as a brown and the silver is more of a blue-ish grey. Ah well, I’ll know for next time.
Sakura Pigma Micron fine liners, Faber-Castell PITT Artist pens, Faber-Castell Polychromos silver and copper pencils, Sandord Karisma copper pencil in 13 x 21cm Moleskine sketchbook.
Sketching lillies in the garden (the few ones that the scarlet lillie beetles didn’t kill!). Preliminary sketches for watercolour work. Moleskine large sketch and Faber Castell 9000 pencils. I still think that the FC9000 is THE pencil and I buy 2B and 4B by the box but today I ordered a box of blackwing 602′s just to see what the fuss is all about.
A portrait of someone who I sort of made up but got inspiration for from my cousin. Drawn with a Faber Castell pitt brush pen. I tried a new technique–lines instead of my regular crosshatching.
Chebureki is a traditional food in Uzbekistan, sort of huge deep fried ravioli, stuffed with meat, or potato, or vegetables with cheese or mushrooms. Not far from me is a restaurant, where every Wednesday most of it cost a dollar, less then half a price. When I was an art student, near my college, in the heart of Moscow, on Sretenka street was a small cafe, where we often went for lunch break to eat burning hot chebureki. So I drew it on my favorite checkerboard plate (MacKenzie-Childs wannabe) with markers and Uni-ball Onyx.