Anna Day

Calligrapher & Designer

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Pilot Parallel Pen Organic Motifs

Practice exercises:

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Organic motifs:

I filled the 6 mm pen cartridge with fairly dilute Neutral Tint watercolour, then dipped it in Dr Ph Martin’s Hydrus Cobalt Violet, and sometimes included a bit of Hydrus Crinacridone Magenta to soften the colour.

I filled the 3.8 mm pen cartridge with walnut ink mixed from crystals, and sometimes also dipped the pen in walnut ink.

The paper is Arches Hot Pressed watercolour paper.

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The gold in the following drawing is Finetec Inca Gold, applied with a small brush while the walnut ink was still wet.

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Here I used Dr Ph Martin’s Bombay White India Ink on a black greeting card. I did not put any of the white ink in the pen, but slightly diluted a little on my palette and dipped the nib and/or filled it with a brush. The white looked rather patchy, so after the drawing dried, I went over each pen stroke with a brush to make it more opaque.

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