Sunday, October 2, 2016

Inktober - Day 2

For this sketch I used an Elegant Writer pen. For anyone who has never used one they are water-soluble and bleed to lovely blue shades (and pink if you blot it). If the ink is wet and then allowed to dry it becomes permanent. It has a lot of fun uses.

This was sketched from my new mobile studio (yes, my new car) in the parking lot of the Bayport Flower House while it was drizzling. I'm glad the new car is as comfortable to paint from as the old one.

#inktober #inktober2016


  1. I've never heard of this pen but it sounds nice! Love the details in this piece...nice work!

  2. Great sketch, what a wonderful scene! I also enjoy the inky effects from the Elegant Writer. I recently discovered that the Papermate Flair in Black does the same thing with a water brush, separate into into shades of blue and pink, but with a smaller tip that's kind of a cross between a hard tipped brush pen and a rollerball pen.

  3. Such a cute scene Joan. The pens sound like very cool things to work with and give a nice effect.

  4. You captured a fun holiday scene! I'm actually not seeing much Halloween stuff around here. . . except candy in stores, of course!

  5. Dear Joan such an impressive sketch. You certainly captured all the wonderful things that make this fall season a joy. Hugs!

  6. Thanks, Hilda. They sell them in AC Moore and Michaels.

    WWendy, thanks! I wonder if the Papermate Flair turns permanent once it is dry. That's a good thing about the Elegant Writer.

    Val, thanks so much. I like all the Halloween displays that are around now.

    Tina, it is appearing slowly. Thanks.

    Debbie, many thanks. It is another plus for the fall.