Category Archives: Pen and ink

Back in the Day

When I was growing up — back in the day — I loved climbing trees. Maybe that’s when and how my lifelong love of trees began. Things were different back in the day, you know. In the summer, we didn’t

Back in the Day

When I was growing up — back in the day — I loved climbing trees. Maybe that’s when and how my lifelong love of trees began. Things were different back in the day, you know. In the summer, we didn’t

And So It Begins

Welcome to October, and welcome to Inktober. My little monkey mind and I have been looking forward to this day ever since the official Inktober prompt list came out. I have a nice little collection of these prompt lists now,

And So It Begins

Welcome to October, and welcome to Inktober. My little monkey mind and I have been looking forward to this day ever since the official Inktober prompt list came out. I have a nice little collection of these prompt lists now,

Pen and Ink – Famous Works

As I continue exploring the history of pen and ink, I’m awed by the works of famous artists. For me, at this stage of my art-learning journey, such works are more intimidating than inspiring. First, here’s a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Pen and Ink – Famous Works

As I continue exploring the history of pen and ink, I’m awed by the works of famous artists. For me, at this stage of my art-learning journey, such works are more intimidating than inspiring. First, here’s a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Ink Dipping — A Catastrophic Failure

Yes, my new dip pens and nibs arrived. Yes, I got out my ink. Yes, I’ve been practicing. No, I didn’t do very well, so I’m chalking my first dip pen drawing up to a learning experience. Make no mistake

Ink Dipping — A Catastrophic Failure

Yes, my new dip pens and nibs arrived. Yes, I got out my ink. Yes, I’ve been practicing. No, I didn’t do very well, so I’m chalking my first dip pen drawing up to a learning experience. Make no mistake

It’s Here!

There’s still nearly a month to go before the start of Inktober on October 1, but the official prompt list has now been released. If you’re on the Inktober mailing list, you’ve probably already seen it. For those who aren’t

It’s Here!

There’s still nearly a month to go before the start of Inktober on October 1, but the official prompt list has now been released. If you’re on the Inktober mailing list, you’ve probably already seen it. For those who aren’t

Getting Ready

It’s almost September… which means it will soon be October… which means Inktober will be here! Yes, surprisingly, I’m excited about Inktober, mostly because my little monkey mind and I have been playing around with ideas… and, well, you’ll just

Getting Ready

It’s almost September… which means it will soon be October… which means Inktober will be here! Yes, surprisingly, I’m excited about Inktober, mostly because my little monkey mind and I have been playing around with ideas… and, well, you’ll just

Coming Soon

I am ready for Inktober. Well, almost. Actually I’m planning to buy a new set of pens since several of my dearly beloved Pitt artist pens are running on empty. I remember when I bought that set of pens. How

Coming Soon

I am ready for Inktober. Well, almost. Actually I’m planning to buy a new set of pens since several of my dearly beloved Pitt artist pens are running on empty. I remember when I bought that set of pens. How