Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sketches of the New Year


Values Study: Upstairs Doorways


Karla said...

Hi Vicky, I am inspired by your sketches! I am new to sketching. What pen and paper do you use? I follow Nina Johansson and found you through a comment you made on her blog. Looking forward to following you throughout the new year. Karla

Vicky said...

Karla, thank you so much for your kind comment! I love Nina Johansson's work and follow her blog, too.

For the past several months, I have been using a Lamy Safari pen with a converter so I can use waterproof ink--Noodler's. I like the pen because I can get a fairly thin line and if I turn it over, I can get one that's even thinner, so I feel like I'm getting two pen points in one pen. Before the Lamy, I used Faber-Castell Pitt pens, Copic Multiliners, or Zig Millennium pens. I liked those pens, too, but I really like the Lamy and the fact that I can reload it with ink instead of buying disposable pens or cartridges.
For a sketchbooks, I started using Holbein multi-drawing books when I went out sketching because even though they're spendy, they're lightweight and great for pencil, ink, watercolor or markers. Now I seem to use them most of the time even though I rarely draw with anything other than ink and watercolor. The other sketchbook that I love is Stonehenge, which has thick, versatile paper and comes in a square format (that really appeals to me for some reason).
Good luck with your sketching and thank you again for your comment. I'm flattered!