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Title: Pingo.
Media: Faber Castell technical pen in 0.1 mm. Ink is Lamy black. Drawn with my first proper technical pen after suffering years of endless frustration with expensive fiber-tipped, disposable pens. Used the latter in 0.1 as well as 0.05 mm, and still got a crude, scratchy line or the pen dried up after just a short time of use (and I am light of hand when drawing…). I found a technical pen online, second hand, bought it and it worked wonderfully. Until I broke it. Now I have a bunch of Koh-I-Noors I bought NOS*. Some say they are inconvenient to clean and that they tend to break, but I have had no problem with this (except for that first pen I just had to pick apart…).
Computer alteration: Made it a little brighter.
Paper: Original image about 8×12 cm. Seawhite of Brighton 140 gsm extra wet strength.
Inspiration: a long-time companion to members in my family, Pingo is an excellent and inspiring subject to draw.
Notes: I seldom draw still life, but this time I couldn’t help it. Made the drawings summer 2010. See below for a picture of the subject, the pen and the two other drawings I made the same day.

(*New Old Stock is items that are unused but are old)


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