Sketched with Palomino pencil and drew over old Autopoint pencil with box of Fineline Thin leads using Kuretake Twin pens. What I like about this antique pencil that is so heavy and massive and the lead is so delicate like thin voice in a big body. On the side it said “for Real Thin lead”. Along the body of the pencil is a long sign “The Fourth Nat’l Bank-Wichita, Kansas”.
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People in Brooklyn, NY. Sketched people with antique triangle pencil from Japan (the one with ruler) in Holbein sketchbook.
I was looking at this car for a long time passing by from Borough Park in Brooklyn. It was parked on few different places, on driveway or street. Looks like it is Plymouth Belvedere 1955 or may be 1957, but 1957 doesn’t have words Belvedere on a side, but sort of check mark. Color is metallic blue towards periwinkle. I didn’t want to add color, used ink only and Kuretake brush in Moleskine A4.
On the top of the sketches from the doc’s office, done with watercolor Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer pencil, I drew my antique “Salz” pencil, dated April 14, 1925. Thin paper struggles to accept ink from Kuretake brush pens I used.
By outlining ink drawing with sepia Letter pen Cocoiro I wanted to show energy of morning city, full of life, cars, noise, moving wheels. I couldn’t resist adding hieroglyphs (from translator). I used Kuretake brush pens for color and mixed ink in Fabriano pad.
Mountain house. Ink and few Kuretake pens in watercolor Moleskine. This time I made few puddles of ink and add color from it. This few wet spots looks like tears drops. Tear drops for time when we were so happy there, or from cold I am suffering today? In reality it is green water brush, Kuretake, with big barrel.
Baked fish. Kuretake pens in Watercolor Moleskine A4. I wanted to leave a lot of white paper for contrast, freshness, for color to show more. Red is pretty reserved. I used Kuretake Zig lines: Clean Color, Brushables and Twin. And for lettering I used Zig Letter Pen, Cocoiro, I set it up today, it has cute design, you have to combine it yourself.
Chelsea, Manhattan. Drew with bunch of Kuretake pens and ink on watercolor paper. Open new water brush, green color with big barrel, Kuretake. I love green color, the color of my daughter’s eyes.
This time I tried to keep Kuretake low key and used mostly ink and few Kuretake pens: ZIG ART & GRAPHIC TWIN and ZIG CLEAN COLOR REAL BRUSH. I really like dual points and watercolor like quality. This 303 Twin blue is awesome for sky and snow. Most of tall Kuretake doesn’t fit into my beloved Nomadic pencil case, I think I should look for bigger version of Kutsuwa Dr. Ion Mega Pencil Case. It is fun to have just pens with you and water brushes.