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Thursday
Jan222004

A Little Cafe Sketch

Caribou SketchThis morning I took my little sketchbook along to the local Caribou Coffee and did a little sketch to try out the Pilot G2 Gel pen I'd bought this week. Thought y'all might enjoy a peek.

I'm still getting used to this new G2 gel ink pen (recommended by Mike Shea). Because it's a rollerball pen, it takes a moment for the ink to draw out on the paper. I'm much more accustomed to a felt tip or fountain pen, which both get ink on paper immediately. Still, I like that the G2's gel ink is permanent and very dense. I think it will just take a week or so to adapt to the way this pen's nib flows.

This sketch was fun to do, because it was a challenge to try and capture the morning sun falling on the fireplace in the center of the cafe. I'm still feeling that my hand is somewhat stiff when doing pen drawing, something else that will just take time to work through. Sketching is the answer for that, I think.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the sketch. More will appear here as I choose sketches that are worth posting in public. ;-)

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