Slussen V


I went drawing at Slussen again yesterday, trying out my spankin’ new Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens. These brush tips are not anything like my usual drawing tools. I didn´t like these at all before, until I started trying out more of a painting approach – then the fun begun. Fun enough to buy a pack of 24 colours.

Not having a firm fine tip to draw with is really something else, you have to concentrate on surfaces instead, shapes of colour instead of lines. A challenge indeed, but a fun one. Also, the colours are not at all like the ones I would have mixed in watercolours. Here I have to choose – do I want beige or do I want orange? Because I can´t really mix them or choose a halfway ‘orangey beige’. This of course makes the colours a lot brighter than I´d like, but this too is a fun challenge. You know, just getting out of my comfort zone for a bit.

18 x 22 cm, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist brush pens on Arches Satinée 300 gsm watercolour paper.

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