A few weeks ago, I had created a quick sketch of a shell. It was sitting in my art journal waiting for me to apply some color. Today, I finally got around to painting this shell with some bright and happy colors. This is what I came up with:
I started with this pencil sketch. Notice my pencil lines are too dark.
Once the sketch was complete, I used my Preppy with Carbon ink and created a few permanent lines to represent some dark areas. I used my kneaded eraser to gently remove some of my pencil lines.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures while I was applying the layers of colored inks.
Here’s the final results:
Several of my pen friends have mentioned that this colorful whimsical artwork has brought some joy in their lives during their days of gray skies and mounds of snow. I hope the happy colors are doing the same for you. Maybe just a little?
Pens: TWSBI GOs with Stub 1.1 and Platinum Prefountes with 03 Medium nibs
Inks: Jacques Herbin Vert Atlantide. Robert Oster Rose Gold Antiqua, Heart of Gold, Sydney Lavender, Saguaro Green, Melon Tea, and Thunderstorm
Journal: Stillman & Birn Beta