Thursday, February 6, 2014

Page from my Art Journal: "Lunchtime"


Sketches I took during a couple of days in Bellevue at lunchtime. Fountain Pen with Noodler's ink, several colored ballpoint Bic pens, pencil on Pocket Moleskine. About 20 minutes per page.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Page from my Art Journal: "Bellevue Civica Center"


Sketch of the lobby of the Bellevue Civica Center. Pencil, Bic Ballpoint Pen and watercolors on Pocket Moleskine. About 30 minutes.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Page from my Art Journal: "The Stuff Dreams are Made of"


Doodling away with a Blue Bic Ballpoint Pen. A stream of consciousness straight from subconscious to paper. I wonder what a psychiatrist would read into this. Full size 8"x11" sketchbook. About 45 minutes.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Page from my Art Journal: "Redmond Ridge"


Quick sketch I took while waiting for food at Silver Spoon in Redmond. This less than great view was my view from the restaurant. Bic Ballpoint Pens, Fountain pen for the text on Pocket Moleskine. About 20 minutes.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Page from my Art Journal: "Rock Bottom"


Sketch took at Rock Bottom Brewery in Bellevue, WA, during my lunch break. Bic ballpoint pen on Moleskine. About 45 minutes.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Page from my Journal: "Point Reyes Shipwreck"


Sketch of the Point Reyes Shipwreck in California. Fountain pen with Noodler's Air Corp Blue-Black ink on Pocket Moleskine. About one hour.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Page from my Journal: "Tree"


Just a super quick sketch from imagination. Mostly an experiment with sketching using an Noodler's Ahab Flex Nib Fountain Pen with a Fine Nib and Noodler's Air Corp Blue-Black bulletproof ink, water-brush for the ink wash on Pocket Moleskine. About 7 minutes. I am starting to think that Noodler's bulletproof inks might be bulletproof only after several days of drying. They seem to not be waterproof even after 24 hours. I had the same experience with Bulletproof Black, Heart of Darkness, Golden Brown and now this AirCorp Blue Black. I tried on several different types of paper including Moleskine journals, W&N Watercolor Cold Press Paper and simple Copy machine paper. Same results.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Page from my Journal: "The Lodge"


A scene I sketched at the Lodge in Bellevue Square. Pencil, fountain pen with Noodler's Heart of Darkness ink, watercolor, watercolor pencils and ink wash on Pocket Moleskine. About 30 minutes.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Page from my Journal: "Fall City Hop Shed"


Sketch of the Fall City (WA) Hop Shed, built in 1888. Fountain pens and wash with Golden Brown and Blank Noodler's Ink, pencil, watercolors on Moleskine. About 30 minutes.

Page from my Journal: "Snoqualmie Railway"


Sketch I took in Snoqualmie. Fountain Pens and wash with Golden Brown and Black Noodler's inks, pencil, watercolor on Moleskine. About 1 hour.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Page from my Journal: "Statue of Gandhi"


A sketch of the statue of Gandhi that is in front of the public library in Bellevue, WA. Experimenting with different inks and shadings. I really like the Noodler's Golden Brown ink to make the sketch warmer. Also experimenting with a slightly and quickly suggested urban background. 0.5 mm mechanical pencil with 6H lead, 2mm mechanical pencil with 2B lead, Lamy Safari Fountain Pen with Noodle's Heart of Darkness and Noodle's Golden Brown inks and Tombow markers on Moleskine. About 30 minutes.