still drawing my neighbor’s house across the street. it’s been on the market for a month or so and a new family is moving in later this week. i’ll always think of it as “barbara’s house” though. anyway, i held my lamy safari pen in a different way than usual when i drew it. more like a brush and less like a pencil. gives a less predictable line. will keep investigating and report my findings.
i rediscovered my pentel pocket brush pen in the last few days. haven’t used it in a long time in the sketchbook. on this “mixed media” paper it’s sort of scratchy and doesn’t feel quite juicy enough, must try it on smoother paper.
it’s sunday and i’m cycling through my usual domestic pastimes – reading, writing, arting, cat wrangling.
thinking about my upcoming trip to northern california with sister. went back through my photos of a previous trip up north and found a few photos of sights we’ll see along the way.
i’ll be taking the sketchbook in the top photo. it’s a stillman & birn beta series. we’re going to make lots of stops along the way for some rounds of car sketching. i did less live sketching than i wanted in sweden. when i go to central america in october i want to challenge myself to live sketch or at least begin the sketch live and finish adding color when i’m hunkered down for the night back at the hacienda. see how clever and casual i can be when laying down upcoming destination bread crumbs?
in other news thanks to lisa for suggesting a man called ove. i’m reading and enjoying v. much. i’ve got half a dozen other samples on the kindle for afterwards thanks to other reader recs. speaking of which, it’s nighttime porch reading time. gotta get outside quick!