|Lime coffee cup (Click to Enlarge)|
About the tools I'll be using: I have a large selection of black waterproof pens, if you know me at all you know I LOVE art supplies and have, over the years, collected a bunch of pens. I'll be using Sakura Pigma Micron pens in 01, 05 and 08 (these are my goto pens, I buy a dozen at a time so I always have a great black waterproof pen), Pilot Multiball (fine point) black pen (I used this one to do all the writing on the page to the left, great pen, dries fast so my left handed writing doesn't smudge.), Stay Anywhere Permanent Pen by Micador (1mm) and a 0.25 Pentel Slicci black pen for seriously small details. I don't know if the Slicci is waterproof but I don't intend to use water media over or under it so we're safe there.
In my cahier I'll be doing mostly sketch work, trying to document my life as it goes by. My intention is to use multiple kinds of black pens but only add white (from my new Sharpie water-based white pen) and a very minimal color with watercolor pencils (not sure if I'll add color at all, actually). I want to stay true to what Danny's trying to teach, be graphic, unafraid of the line you put down and to do it in PEN.
I drew and painted my Salty Chicken. We've had this trivet in the house since I was a young child. Over dozens of houses and many years she's been used for many things including a hot pot holder a decoration, a spoon rest, a dust collector and a salt grinder trivet. The last thing we used her for gave her her unusual name. The salt grinder would leak every time you put it down on the trivet so over the weeks our chicken became covered in a mound of salt! Now she sits on my desk and holds my green coffee cup. Ahh, there's nothing better than a good cuppa sitting on my trusty salty chicken. I have very few things from my childhood so the salty chicken is precious. She's a good girl and heartily does her job protecting the furniture from hot things. Below is the photo I took of her (TOP) and my rendering I did in my large moleskine (BOTTOM).
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