palomino blackwing pencil

I get to say no filter today because I like how the leaf looks just like this. Leaves and pumpkin stems were making me want to write with green ink, so I switched pens for the day. Day 3 of the journaling challenges by @journaling-junkie and @chatoyantquill

Pen: Platinum Balance, Fine
Ink: Noodler’s Army Green
Writing Music: None today actually; strange, I know

I am fully aboard the headcanon that Adult Mob grows up to be much taller than shishou

breaking in my new sketchbook and my Palomino Blackwing pencil. it makes very dark blacks, but apparently also very reflect-y in the scanner. this was to be a value study and a texture study for a possible later drawing, only partially successful at both. ref is from the gorgeous Imitation Game Time magazine covershoot, with the weird lighting and even weirder jacket.

Calligraphy/Handwriting/Penmanship Practice
Ballpoint Pen/Brush Pen/Fountain Pens/Graphite Pencil/Calligraphy Pen

Mitsubishi Uni Signo RT1 0.28mm ballpoint pen
Kuretake Zig Bimoji Pen
Lamy Al-Star Pacific Blue & Pacific Blue Ink
OHTO Tasche Fountain Pen
Palomino Blackwing Pencil
rOtring Artpen 1.5mm Calligraphy/Italic Nib Fountain Pen
Rhodia Reverse Notebook

I started goofing off with the Signo RT1 0.28mm ballpoint pen, and I decided to do some calligraphy practice with it. I decided to then try out other writing instruments, and then end by using a calligraphy pen.

Benedict Cumberbatch. Going back to the white bristol paper, just to see if I could work with it again. I can, but I don’t like it as much as I used to. *sigh*

Mats used: Staedtler Pencil 2B, 3B,  6B and 8B (wich is actually Carbon, so very dark but waxy) , Palomino Blackwing pencil and General’s Powdered Graphite on Canson Mixed Media XL White Paper, (11X14 )

Thanks for looking! 

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Commissions - work in progress.

A few commissions on the go at the moment. The cutaway lighthouse is for a tattoo, and the fishing boats are sketches for a competition winner.

Drawn with Palomino Blackwing pencils on tracing paper and cheap copy paper.

Castiel - palomino blackwing pencils on strathmore mixed media paper. for a drawing swap with the fantastic cluelessakemi! he looks a little scruffy but he’s all yours. :) open in new tab for higher quality. [my art tag]