Last Year’s Last

Ink, gouache, 5.5" x 7.5"

Ink, gouache, 5.5″ x 7.5″

This is my last drawing of 2012, on the first page of the new sketchbook.  The writing was a pen/ ink/ paper test to see how they behaved together.  Over that is a gouache wash (two words that don’t look like they would rhyme, but do!) done a couple of days later.  The Noodler’s “Bulletproof” black ink stayed put, just like it was supposed to.  It’s a bit on the grey side though, not super black.  Self portrait over that with same pen and ink as the writing beneath.

5 comments
  1. Brilliant. Love it. An illustrated letter if ever I saw one 😉

    • It is rather like that, isn’t it! Thanks, Ziggy shortcrust. (Auto complete wanted to make Ziggy into ziggurat!)

      • A large and ancient structure? Yep, that’s me 😉

  2. Nice way to start out a new sketchbook! I’ve been thinking about trying the Noodler’s ink; right now I’m using Pelikan 4001, which is a good, strong, rich black in, and hold up pretty well I go over it with markers.

    • You know, we have an old bottle of that ink and I don’t think I’ve ever drawn with it. Hopefully it’s still good. I’ll have to give it a try.

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