I purchased an overhead camera from Amazon, IPEVO VZ-1 HD VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, which arrived today. Set up was astoundingly easy. There is a special program you have to download to use the camera which available from their web site.
Just finished this painting this week. It took 3 sessions to complete.
I bought this in a Massdrop sale, not 100% sure about it, but encouraged by the number of positive reviews. It was worth it, for sure. It is a beautiful pen, buttery smooth writer. Currently inked with Noodler’s Red-Black ink. Continue reading New Pen: Franklin Christoph
I started this a few weeks ago, then had to miss some class for other things. Originally I was really intrigued by the source photo — a ghost ship! Captain Jack Sparrow! OOOO!!
I finished it today, and I just didn’t like it. Nothing in particular, but the teacher said I was probably just tired of looking at it.
From the balcony of the 4Mark center. Continue reading Night in Minneapolis
It was supposed to be a month filled with inkings, but I only managed a few.
We made a copy of Fealing Lin’s “Iris” portrait as a class exercise.
We are Using staining colours, as we want them to stay on the paper as we paint over them. Winsor Red, Yellow, and Blue (I’m using Phthalo Blue instead of Winsor brand – same paint, different maker.) I am basicly layering up.
We’re using very wet paper. Linda soaked hers front and back, and then put it on a wet piece of gatorboard.
Paints were “juicy” – wet and full of pigment.
UPDATE: Wed Sep 21 09:16:12 2016 – I got a replacement pen!
I wrote Goulet Pens customer service asking about this problem, wanting to know what to do about it. They wrote back letting me know that it might be a problem with the manufacturing and told me to contact Yafa, the distributors for Monnteverde. I did so, and happy ending time: Yafa is sending me a new pen!
Thanks to Clara at Yafa and Kelsi at Goulet for all the help.