Pen and Ink Art for a Great Project…Coloring Nature

Last year, from an art friend and colleague, I learned about, and volunteered to create, art for a new coloring book project called Coloring Nature. Having taken up pen and ink drawing again a couple of years ago this was perfect! Most of the artists are actual scientific illustrators, but I have enough of a […]

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Getting Started: Good Pens For Beginners, Part 1

There are zillions of pens to choose from out there. In the photo above are, from left to right: Sakura Micron, Copic Multiliner SP, Pilot Precise V5 EF, Pilot V Razor Point EF, Platinum Preppy fountain pen, Sakura Gelly Roll, Mitsubishi uni-ball Signo; below from front to back: Pilot Extra Fine fountain pen, Platinum Carbon […]

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My Current Field Sketching Kit: Dry Media

This is my “grab and go” kit. It and a 7×5″ sketchbook will fit in my purse. The zip pouch is from Global Art and, as you’ll see I use quite a few of them for dry media in various combinations. Contents:1 Copic Multiliner SP 0.1 pen1 Pilot fountain pen, extra fine nib (EF)1 Platinum […]

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