Remington Quiet-Riter

Ink, 5.5"x8"

The people over at Peach Farm Studio have this cool thing going called The TYPEWRITER Art and Poetry Project. Read about it here. I’ve been kicking around some ideas for my contribution
but until now nothing was really “sticking”. After putting some stuff down on paper I think I’ve figured out what I want to do. The above sketch is part of those efforts. Next: put it all together and get it done!

  1. We have a typewriter in the Jaqueline Wilson exhibition. She wrote manuscripts on it “back in the day.” Most young children have never seen one before. They are facinated by it!

    • That’s great! I didn’t know that author so had to look at her website. Her books look super fun. This typewriter came from my mother-in-law; she bought it in the 1950’s. My kids loved to play with it when they visited her and now it lives at our house. So I get to play with it!

  2. So, Remington likes Corona, it seems. Wry likes Guinness. 😉 LOOKS GREAT!

  3. I just want to start tapping away at the keys and hear all of the clacking, hit the big return lever, and then grab a swig from the Corona. I love sketches like this; the raw lines and detail are all you need to do the storytelling with, no shading, coloring, etc…, needed.

    • Funny you say that, Jason, because I originally intended to do color and the whole bit. About halfway in I decided I liked it just as it was. Thanks for the comment!

  4. It’s perfect as is. I love the scratchy quality of it. Such talent!

    • Scratchy! That exactly describes the pen I used for this drawing. I don’t use this pen much because of that but it was so perfect for this one. Thank you for the nice words!

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