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December 24, 2012

Totem Poles


There is a very dark room in the Royal BC Museum full of totem poles and masks from different tribes along the coast.
I used a pitt pen to capture the quick rough lines of the poles and then to fill in the background.

Merry Christmas / Happy New Year!

8 comments :

John Wright said...

Very dramatic Matthew.
Whats a pitt pen?

Pedro said...

Great drawing.
Museums are a wonderful place to draw in winter.
Season's greetings.

Rolf Schröter said...

Great graphic! Merry christmqs to you.

matthew_c said...

Thanks John, Pedro, and Rolf.
John, a pitt pen is a faber castell brand brush pen - about an 8mm long flexible tip that lays down a lot of ink quickly. They come in all kinds of colours too but I just have a black one.
links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoA-fOA9ozo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNF3u9lvkMk

kumi matsukawa said...

Beautiful work! Makes me want to try pen drawing.

Don McNulty said...

Merry Christmas!

VHein said...

A great sketch, Matthew, and Happy Holidays back to you!

Shari Blaukopf said...

Have a wonderful holiday Matthew. Great sketch!!