A few days later…

These are the same tulips as in the last post, only a bit faded.I love old tulips, they have a very special ragged beauty about them. This stage doesn´t last very long though, soon after this drawing was done I had to throw them out, the petals were falling off.

I actually got reacquainted with an old dip pen and some India ink for this. It´s been a long time since I used steel nibs, I really enjoy drawing with them. The lines are so much more variable than with any other pens, it´s easier to put some feeling and emphasis into the drawing. Only problem is bringing them with me when I go out to draw. It easily gets a bit messy with a loose bottle of ink, I´m always worried it will leak.

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