Beach Life!

I was reading a local beach magazine and saw an outline of a crab. I had a few minutes this afternoon to do absolutely nothing. Instead, I pulled out my pen pouch and art journal and sketched a quick outline of a crab. I went through my fountain pens and looked for appropriate ink colors to use as a wash for my crab. Here is my wonky crab!

My crab: a quick pen and ink sketch

I’ve started to use more shimmering inks in my sketches. When I added the water wash I found the shimmers moved around a bit. Once my sketch has dried, I went back and added some shimmering lines around the edges.

Ink colors used: Robert Oster Gold Antiqua, Melon Tea, Heart of Gold, Carbon Fire, and Thunderstorm. Diamine Enchanted Ocean and Red Luster. Jacques Herbin Vert Atlantide

Pens: TWSBI GOs stub 1.1 and Platinum Preppy (Carbon ink)

Journal: Stillman & Birn Beta


My Conklin Endura Abalone with Jacques Herbin Vert Atlantide had it’s first clog. I was surprised this happened. I had stored my pen case nib up and the ink did not like this at all. I primed my pen and was able to get the ink flowing. I’ve decided to leave my pen case flat or horizontal and not worry about my pens with shimmering inks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: