Yesterday, I bought neon pencils and tried them out with a simple geometric design. Unfortunately, the neon pencils were a big disappointment; they looked great in the package, but on paper, I had to press so hard and the color that came out was more of a chalky nature than neon bright. So I tried fooling around with the geographic image using my scanner. I got some fun results, but … those pencils had to go back! Barnes & Noble stood by their products and took the pencils back this morning. In exchange, I paid a little extra for a set of four Faber-Castell PITT artist pens.
I used two of the pens to create my little sketch of my dog on the chair, the thick brush for fat strokes in the eyes and nose, and then a finer tip for everything else. I like these pens – they are filled with Indian Ink and waterproof. Perfect for “doodlewashes.” My paper is pretty thin and can only handle light watercolor washes (very light!), so I finished up the coloring with markers.
I have lots more in mind for these pens. But it was nice trying them out on my dog.
Onto something else…
Have a creative, joyful day!