80 in 80: Week Six Drawings

As promised, here’s the results of the sixth week of my 80 Drawings in 80 Days challenge. This covers pages 36-42, drawn Sep 14-20.

Here’s the drawings from this past week. (I’m a couple days late on this one, sorry.)

Monday:

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80 in 80: Week Five Drawings

As promised, here’s the results of the fifth week of my 80 Drawings in 80 Days challenge. This covers pages 29-35, drawn Sep 7-13.

Here’s the drawings from this past week. (I’m back-dating this post because I totally forgot to keep the weekly posts updated!)

Monday:

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80 in 80: What I’ve Learned In 30 Days of Making Art Every Day

So I’ve been doing a daily drawing for thirty days now. I posted the 30th last night.

That’s thirty down and fifty(!) to go for those keeping track.

I’ve posted each one to Instagram, and I’ve managed to not miss a day. There’s been a few days when I really didn’t want to open up the pens. But I did anyway. The drawing might have been simpler than I would’ve liked, but I got it done.

I’ve also learned a few things about my work habits, and what it takes to make pen & ink art every day.

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80 in 80: Week Four Drawings

As promised, here’s the results of the fourth week of my 80 Drawings in 80 Days challenge. This covers pages 22-28, drawn Aug 31-Sep 6.

Almost half done!

This week I experimented with a Rotring ArtPen. It’s a quill pen styled fountain pen that handles well. But I found it’s line is a bit thick. For an extra fine tip, the line is the same as my #1 (0.5mm) Rapidograph, and using the back of the nib is still thicker than the #0 (0.35) Rapidograph. For a lot of the thin crosshatching, that’s still too thick. I really wanted to like it, as I have some doubts about how well Rapidographs will take being carted around in a pen case. So I sent it back to Amazon.

I currently have a Platinum Preppy (Extra Fine) on order along with some of their famous Carbon ink. I’m hoping it’s 0.2mm tip writes like my #000 (0.25mm) Rapidograph, and the back of the nib does a true hairline.

The reason for this experimentation is to put together a compact travel drawing kit. Once I have the parts finalized, I’ll put together a post detailing what I have.

Here’s the drawings from this past week.

Monday:

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