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December 26, 2017 December 26, 2017

Filed under: Daily Post,Drawings — lindahalcombfineart @ 7:24 am
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Working with my bamboo pens I am finding it very difficult to do a finished drawing. It may just be the pens I have but none have a fine or very fine tip so my drawings look rustic at best and crude at worst. In my National Wildlife magazine I found an image I wanted very much to draw. It is of a large bighorn sheep. He is regal with powerful muscles and an alert posture as though he is on watch. He is the protector of his domain – at his prime. I did most of the drawing with my bamboo pens but finished the drawing/sketch (in a fit of frustration!) with a standard ink pen. The ink pen gave me the fine lines I needed to feel better about the drawing. It has some positives but I see some “kludgy” (to use a software term) areas that look smudgy and the head is too dark and short and I don’t have the eyes quite right. Ink is so unforgiving. Even more so than watercolor… Practice, practice, practice!


Bamboo Pen Practice 3




5 Responses to “December 26, 2017”

  1. You captured the power and alertness!

  2. I have invested in a bamboo pen since seeing your posts. I like how sturdy it is. Haven’t been able to avoid some splots though

    • These pens are the type you would use when going for something rough and rustic. I also have blobs but am getting better. It really depends on the look you want…but if we don’t try them out we don’t know what they will do. Have fun!

  3. ruthsartwork Says:

    Isn’t if funny how much our choice of instrument affects the final piece. I find I usually end up with a limited number of pens or brushes and it’s really hard to branch out form that.

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