Monday, August 22, 2011

Some Days I Feel Like a Queen...

Doing a little late-night ink test with a new Sharpie Grip pen. I've been fighting Noodler's Bulletproof Black and Pigma Micron ink on 32lb laser printer paper. The inks just don't ever dry.

I've even tried blasting the ink with a hot hair dryer thinking maybe it would set since the paper is designed to set ink with heat. It didn't work. The ink still ran after hours of dry time when watercolor was applied. It was frustrating.

The Sharpie ink performed like a champ. After I finished doodling I capped the pen and started slathering paint immediately. No bleeding at all. Fabulous!

The only drawback is the ink in the Sharpie Grip pen has a grayish-green cast to it. The Sharpie stick writing pen ink is crisper and blacker. But they aren't any fun to draw with. Blech.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Upside-down Fountain Pen Doodles

Got a wild hair to turn my fountain pen upside down to see what kind of line it made. Fountain pen users may cringe at that statement because that is a big no-no. It can ruin a nib. Meh, I used a Lamy Safari nib. I'm not too concerned.

Discovered it made a rillyrilly fine line, about half the width of the normal extra-fine line. It was great for tiny crosshatching lines. Woot!

Obviously I doodled this guy out of my head but I knew a real guy who looked just like this. Spittin' image.

And who among us doesn't know a lady with a hairdo like this?

Well, down here in the South there are lots of 'em. And usually the hairdo has a strange purpley tint.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011