I was on a portraits-of-people-with-pen-in-Moleskine kick for a while, and like everything else, it came and went. Yesterday, i was browsing the amazing gallery of French photographer Olivier Roller and saw a bunch of potential pen portraits, starting with this one.
01 Pigma Micron with colored pencils in Moleskine.
I cannot count the times i have got this wrong: i start drawing a wagon and i run out of space, because of poor planning. It seems as though Volvos are always longer than the Moleskine page. This one was no exception. But since i draw with a pen and cannot erase, my solution has been to shorten the Swedish beauty.
Once i colored it, i realized i forgot to add the little "V" logo in the middle of the wheels. I just don't seem to get it right today.
Pen and watercolor in Moleskine.
No one outside of New Jersey would believe this, but there are some seriously quaint towns in this state -- the very state that spawned Bon Jovi and Sinatra.
Today i whipped out my little Moleskine during lunch and drew what was in front of me: a funny-shaped building (a Western New Jersey Flatiron of sorts) at the corner of two streets. I am counting on this summer to afford me more opportunities to draw in plein air, and LEARN.
Do you doodle when you're on the phone? Do you walk around? Pet the cat? Stand still? Lie down? Drive??
I doodle. And since i am on the phone very seldom (the phone is not my favorite mode of communication, to say the least), things like this don't happen too often. This is not much of a post, but it was a busy week end.
Pen on the back of an envelope.
Students at my school are not allowed to lug a bag around during the day. But oversized purses and small backpacks do pass muster.
While students were taking their final exams, i was walking around the classroom, getting different angles on the purses lying around.
Pen in my sketchbook, with some photoshopped yellow afterwards.