Sharpie, oldie but goodie

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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. 

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I  abandoned the Sharpie in favor of the newer Sakura Apprentice ink pen for journaling, but today mine ran out of ink and I picked up an old Sharpie sitting in the corner to practice Peanuckle (deconstructed by Molly Hollibaugh), for the Diva's challenge

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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. 

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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!

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What I like about the Sharpie is that it is SO easy to create dark, dark lines. 

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Here's a close-up for you. I really like the results! Very dramatic. 

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