Susan Brubaker Knapp here with your bowls du jour. I started out by taking photos of some beautiful blue and green bowls I had in my cupboard.
It’s handy for me to take photos and work from them because I’m often sketching on the run (this week, for example, is soccer tryout week, and I’m really on the go!). This way, I can print out the photo and sketch from it, where ever I am, and without schlepping the bowls with me, and hoping for decent light.
I liked this photo best out of the batch I shot:
I really need help in finding a wider range of materials with which to sketch, ink and paint. I need a broader repertoire. Here are some of the ones I'm using and loving now:
From the top: LAMY fountain pen with black ink; water color brush (#4 Goldenedge Round by Grumbacher); and Faber Castell PITT artist pens in a variety of sizes.
Dear readers, what do you use and love? I’d love some suggestions!
I am on a hunt to find a great dip pen or fountain pen with a really flexible nib, so that I could get more variety in width, and more character to my lines. I have been yearning for one for some time, and this recent post by Joe Nevin really got me thinking. (Make sure to check out the awesome videos by Tommy Kane/Red Hook and Danny Gregory!)
I drew this with the LAMY fountain pen:
I think the text really gives it wonderful energy.