Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Memorial Day Weekend

Had a nice long weekend. My daughter and wife marched in our local parade with the girl scouts. Played poker with some friends. I won around $10. Woo hoo!

I kept plugging away at my newest flower pen & Ink. It is very slow going. I scanned in what I have so far. The final size will be 18.5" x 12". What I have so far is about 5" x 12". My original plan was to color it when I was done, but I might let it stand as is.

2 comments:

Stoy said...

This is looking good! I tried pen and ink, but could only go as far as to do cartoons. Could never do anything this detailed. When you use color, do you use watercolor?

Randy Carboni said...

Thanks Stoy. I used to only work in pen & ink. Then i discovered charcoal and then gravitated to oil painting. I spent a number of years cartooning but I used a brush to ink. I have been using rapidographs or dip pens for fine art.

For color I use watercolor pencils. I tried tube watercolors, but I am not very good at mixing and using them. The watercolor pencils give me much better control.