Mar 22, 2006
Art Store + New Pens = Fun with Pens
I was in dire need of some Faber-Castell 'PITT' pens today, so I ran to the store. After working on a rushed illustration for the Chicago Reader (don't ever use a cheap substitute for a fountain pen - namely a PILOT 'Varsity'... next time I want to draw like Tom Richmond, I'm buying the real deal and learning), I started on a caricature of Prez GW Bush. I've never really tackled him seriously, so I have one in the works. Anyway, after drawing ernestly for an hour or two, I tried to loosen up with the new brush pens and I did a couple sketches. There is quite a charm to these little guys, and I did a fun one that I tried splashing some color on. it's a neat-o look for quick illustration (*makes note). It also reminded me that there is truly nothing as sweet as a fresh PITT pen.