Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Brush lettering with Pilot Custom 912 Falcon Nib

Doing some "calligraphy" style lettering lately. I'm using the Pilot Custom 912 Fountain Pen with the FA Falcon Nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink I wrote in is Iroshizuku Murakami Shikibu, a wet ink that is just divine. The outer drawing is Tombow Brush Pens, Watercolor pencils and the fantastic Platinum Carbon Ink pen with the Extra Fine nib.

The guys at Nibs.com set and optimized the Pilot Custom 912 at purchase for no extra charge. Love them. Wrote them a little thank you note below.

The Platinum Carbon Ink pen is, for the money, the best art purchase. The ink is waterproof and can draw on watercolor and not smear. What a great thing!!

To the Nibs.com guys in Los Angeles:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Ruth & Ralphy

I've just created these little characters! I used Procreate on an ipad. I'm usually a PC person, but my mom passed away and left me her ipad so it's just another gift from her - a way to get back into art a little more (I've spent a lot of time with other crafts, like knitting). So, I named the little girl character Ruth (after my grandmother) and the dog is actually a rendering of my mom's dog, Ralphy (yes, my mom left me an ipad and a dog. I guess that's better than money in the long run). 

I think I'll write a book with these two characters. They inspire a lot of ideas for me. I see them in a pastoral setting, exchanging ideas about the evolution of our perception and how we can become aware of the limiting beliefs that control our daily interactions.