November 8, 2012

Lamy Pens and Water - All a sketcher needs :)

The other day Bethann Merkle from the Drawn to Quebec sketch group was passing through Montreal. We had an opportunity to hang out for a few hours and talk sketching. I was particularly impressed how well she draws and talks. If you've ever watched a group of artists chatting, the conversation can be awfully stilted. We *think* we're chatting, but usually it's long silences followed by non-sequiturs.

We ended up in the Museum - too chilly on the street. I did these Lamy pen sketches in the little classical sculpture display.  Then followed up with a touch of water to make midtones. I really love these pens, simply for the water-soluble ink cartridges. It's like magic. You just touch your pen lines and they melt into interesting washes. It's a great way to soften cross-hatching.

8 comments :

Benjamin J. Melgares said...

Great drawin Marc, nice tones as well! Thanks for sharing your work and experience with us

Benjamin j.

Rod MacGregor said...

Nice sketches...I agree..there's a lot to be said for water soluble ink

J.Espadaneira said...

I'd just filled my Lamy with some watreproof noodlers ink :(

gideon sockpuppet said...

Love your comment about artists chatting...

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Luminous...

Teresa Giménez Pous said...

Fantastic. I enjoy it

Maggie said...

Pilot Razor Point pens are also water-soluable and make a really nice blue-gray wash. I'll have to try the Lamy pen.

matthew_c said...

Nice!
Good watery balance.