Sunday, February 19, 2017

Ignatius Centre walk ...

... or have pencil will travel.

Plus 10c with clear skies and a warm sun. It sure feels like Spring is coming!

After a walk I sat myself down to sketch, opened my bag and realised I had fogotten my pens !
I did have a Pilot V Plus fountain pen but it's not waterproof
so I decided on pencil sketches ...

1 .. Finding a sheltered spot out of the wind I also found this old wheelbarrow.
Pencil, a touch of Vpen and watersoluble graphite.

2 .. Braving the wind on the other side of the building to sketch a small shed in the tree's. Quickly drawn in pencil and then back into the lee to finish it off

3 .. Looking for another spot this time in the farmyard I came across this 50 gallon drum up against the cedar fence.


Staedtler Mars Lumigraph pencils,
Stillman and Birn Beta Sketchbook,
Art Graf Water soluble Graphite,
Pilot Fountain Pen,


  1. You fed your soul all day. Congratulations!

    1. Thanks Vartkes ..yes it was good to spend that much time doing exactly what I wanted to do :-)

  2. These are great, Alan. Maybe you should leave your pens at home more often.

    I wish I could work in pencil. When I try my paper takes on the air of a gray sky :-) People tell me I use use a piece of paper under my hand but I always remember that after I've made a mess :-)

    1. I can't help but think what would have been different if I had had my pens.
      Suddenly realising I didn't did rattle me a little but once I started with the pencils all was good.
      Did doing that lead me down a new / different mindset? Who knows but it was fun!