5.15.2009

In the Toolbox...

Thought I'd share some recent on-the-go stuff I've been using.

Iv'e been wanting to carry around a dip pen for plein air sketching but I was scared I would ruin the nib in my pocket or in my backpack...

Then I just stuck in it upside down, and BAM! I can take it anywhere now.
Also been using this portable ink well; one side filled with water, one with ink.
It's got a clip on the bottom to attach to drawing board or sketchbook. (drawing done from life, just using it as an example, I'll post the finished piece later!)
Also, Iv'e been painting/drawing with inks (watered down FW ink), It's nice because they're much faster than watercolors, but the annoying part was the inks dry out if I want to take a break, or don't finish in a day. Plus I dont feel like buying an airtight pallette just for inks. So a friend suggested to just use masking tape to seal and save, and the inks stayed wet for over a week! That excited me and I tought it would be helpful and thought I would share.
This is a ballpoint pen I've been using off and on. It's a .05 Foray ballpoint pen, which I think performs and feels much better than the "James Jean" S.K.B. I've just had terrible luck with those pens... But these are available in the U.S. at Office Depot! but I think it may be discontinued... not sure. hope not.




3 comments:

dadu shin said...

hey man! cool to meet you at the show, can't wait till the academy. awesome stuff here man, really enjoy your sketchbook. and thanks for the ideas about the ink!

Kenny Callicutt said...

You sir are a gentleman and a scholar.

timrodgers said...

Thanks for sharin what materials you use. I'm trying to get off micron pens lol. Hope you're well man.