Thursday, 4 February 2016
A-Z - Q is for Quill
I'm back with the second instalment of 2016's alpha/dictionary/nature project. Q is for quill. It couldn't be anything else! I had one and a half a pages of q words to chose from and none of the others were even remotely nature-linked or drawable!
Lets talk brown pens. This is outlined with an American Crafts Slick Liner. I've tried the Staedtler fine liner and also tried every brown gel pen I could find. To me they are not the right colour! They are brown but not 'proper' brown. Can you see what I mean? The pen is slightly purple-claret based and next to the chocolate-earth tones in the feather and the old paper colours... I just feel it's just not quite right. Help me out, won't you? What are your favourite brown pens? (It does show better in real life!)
I had a play with my Derwent art bars as they were the perfect shades of brown. I used them as watercolours though, rather than drawing with them.
I went a bit flicky and splattery too. There is something ever so satisfying about flinging paint around!
Linking up at the Craft Barn of course. I've also just discovered a site called AppleApricot with a neutrals linky so I'm playing there too.
Thanks for stopping by!