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.

  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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