Posts Tagged ‘FW acrylic artists ink’

Once upon a time, long, long ago, there was a shop called Studio Minerva. In that shop wonderful things happened …

For Studio Minerva was a place where dull grey clay was turned in to wonderful, colourful ornaments and trinkets. It was a studio where people were taught to decorate ceramics – the teachers were Julie and Kim.

Since that time I have only done a little teaching here and there, sometimes at the BADFA convention. But tomorrow, I do it again – big time!

I have designed a day as a ‘pen and ink’ class, and tomorrow it gets its first proper airing.

A trusted friend and one of her students will be subjected to a session of me and pens.

Who knows what the end result will be, but plenty of time, planning, and thought has gone in to it, so I’m confident all will be well, with only a few minor tweeks needed.

… and they all lived happily ever after. We like a good fairy tale.

IMG_0309My other blog, Twitter account, and Instagram all use ‘scratchypen’ in their name – read the Why? page on my blog for a full explanation.

As it is about time I added to this blog, using my scratchy pens seemed to be a good idea. So here is a quick doodle / sketch of my house and its immediate neighbours, just for fun.

For info, the initial layout was on cheap sketching paper, with HB pencil, the large writing nib, with black FW Acrylic Artists Ink, for the outline, and the small mapping pen for the detail. Final shadows and shading with 4B pencil.

I hope you approve. Let me know what you think.