Sunday, April 17, 2011

While waiting...

My Blue Glass Bottle piece (see last post) is on hold.  I decided that i needed to order a Koh-i-noor .13mm Rapidograph in order to do the very light areas of the bottle.  I started the piece with the Koh-i-noor .18mm, which is fine for the dark areas, but i really wanted an even tinier dot for the light areas.

Now, true, i do have the Rotring Rapidograph in both the .13 and .18, but those pens take an ink cartridge, and the ink is not at all as waterproof as the Platinum Carbon fountain pen ink that i'm using to fill the Koh-i-noor.  It's really nice to have both the Rotring and the Koh-i-noor....they have advantages in different areas.

So, in the meantime i worked on this tiny automatic drawing piece...2.5" x 3.5".  Stippled with the Koh-i-noor .18mm and colored with Daler Rowney FW inks.  The first picture shows the piece before color...

1 comment:

  1. What a nice treat while we wait to see your blue bottle. I have a blue bottle in my window too. But I'm really waiting to see a mandala ... soon I hope!