Before Microns and beautiful archival-quality pens, it was not very practical to use an inking pen for everyday drawing. For 2 decades, I used a good old Sharpie pen on all my journals.
I was really only testing Peanuckle to see if I could make a Radial Blossom (the theme of my latest lesson). Oh what fun it was! Now I remember why I used it for so many years. Gliding smoothly on the paper, what a joy to use.
I used a Prismacolor Verithin black colored pencil to shade -- one which I inherited from my grandfather and has been probably sitting in my pencil box for over 2 decades. And finally, I used a Conté à Paris white charcoal pencil to add some highlights, a brand that was invented in 1795!!! Talk about oldie but goodie!
What I like about the Sharpie is that it is SO easy to create dark, dark lines.
Here's a close-up for you. I really like the results! Very dramatic.
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