Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tasty sketch destination for Auckland sketchers

Urban Sketchers Auckland met at Mercury Plaza recently for the monthly Urban Sketchers meet. Meeting inside a warm food hall was an excellent choice given the storm raging outside.

After nailing some spicy Korean beef I started drawing with my Noodlers fountain pen, but the ink almost immediately ran out — should have checked that first eh! Thankfully Esther lent me her Parka pen and I soon got into the groove of drawing with it. My Noodlers pen is designed to flex and give a wide variation in line width but I didn't want to damage Esthers nice writing pen so I sketched lighter and sketchier than usual.

The ink in the pen was Parker writing ink and it's water soluble, so rather than apply watercolour over the linework as I would normally do, I used a wet water brush to activate the ink and create tone —  unpredictable but a lot of fun.

Auckland Urban Sketchers meets the last Saturday afternoon of every month and you're welcome to join us. Check the Facebook page for the next venue and times.

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