Friday, 23 March 2018

Lost Internet - In-Spiralling Nature


I missed PPF last week. My internet went down and I only got my connection back last night. My service provider said it was an on-going problem. I have a feeling that the on-going problem has something to do with workmen digging up the street. It wouldn’t be the first time that workmen have cut the main cable and left me and a few others with no broadband. Anyway, I’d like to apologise to everyone for not visiting and commenting on their work.  There was nothing I could do. But I’ll be visiting you all today.


Despite not having any internet I’ve kept myself busy. I completed another couple of pages for my colouring book. This project is taking me longer than I thought it would. I aim to have 40 pages in my book and getting 40 drawings together that don’t all look the same is hard work, but it will be well worth the effort.


I’ve also been using my new Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens. I’ve read quite a few reviews on these pens; some good, some not so good. Most of the poor reviews seem to focus on the fact that the pens cause the paper to pill. These pens contain water-based Indian Ink and using too much water on any paper will cause it to pill.  I’ve been using mine on Bristol Board and so far I haven’t had any problems. I think the best way to use them is to lay the ink down smoothly, almost like using watercolour.  Personally, I love them. Being water-based they don’t smell, so they don’t set off my asthma. They can be layered-up easily, they are lightfast and the fine brush tip makes them perfect for colouring my intricate designs.


I used my Pitt Pens and added a bit of sparkle with some metallic gel pens to create the drawing below on A3 Bristol Board. I’ll be using these pens a lot more in my work.


In-Spiralling Nature .    


 Have a great PPF and a super weekend.

This post is linked to Paint Party Friday. 
  

32 comments:

  1. Sorry about the internet, that's hard! Lovely drawing, too. I love my Pitt pens - as you say, one needs to use them properly! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hi, Valerie. It is hard without the internet. We are so used to having it. Used correctly these pens are super.

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  2. Lovely doodling, and so nice with colors. I haven't been doodling for the longest time and now you tempted me. :)

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    1. Thank you, Laila. I just like putting marks on paper. Doodling is great fun.

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  3. Just lovely, may have to get me some of those magical coloured pens, only used black ones so far.

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    1. Hi, Christine. Thank you for commenting. You should give them a try. They are wonderful.

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  4. Beautiful doodling, John. It looks like it is from India!

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    1. Hi, Faye. Thank you for your kind comment. I thought it had an Indian feel, too.

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  5. I adore your beautiful Nature-doodling. I'm really poor in this kind of art.
    Have a wonderful PPF and weekend ahead xx

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    1. Hi, sirkkis. Thank you for commenting. I used to think I couldn't do this sort of thing, but perseverance pays off.

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  6. The vine goes round and round. I believe it ends when it began. Right?

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    1. Thank you, Latane, for commenting. I think you might be right.

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  7. Sorry about the internet-quite frustrating when you can't use it. I got your comment just fine. Thank you! I love using Pitt pens. Your spiraling vine is beautiful, almost like a mandala and definitely meditative to me. Good for you putting a coloring book together!! Have a great week and happy PPF!

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    1. Hi, Linda. Thank you for commenting. I'm enjoying the Pitt pens and pleased you like my piece. I've had the notion to do a colouring book for a while, but it is taking time.

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  8. This is such a cute happy piece. I like the delicacy of it. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you, denthe, for your kind comment.

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  9. I like your doodling you must be very patient I think..I remember getting cramp in my hand when I had a go so now just mess around with paint..thankyou for your comment on my painting this week

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    1. Hi, Lorraine. I'm not really that patient. I usually have a few projects on the go, so when I get bored with one I can turn to the other.

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  10. how beautiful you have drawn that fantastic!!!
    have a nice Weekend
    Elke

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    1. Thank you, Elke, for your kind comment.

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  11. What a fun piece! My favorite are actually the outer leaves! :) Happy PPF! :)

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    1. Hi, Kate. Thank you for visiting and for commenting. The outer leaves were the most fun to draw, too.

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  12. I could get lost in this beautiful maze. Appreciate your thoughts on the Faber Castel pens. I haven't bought any yet so like to hear lots of opinions. Happy PPF...late

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    1. Hi, Susan. Thank you for commenting. I think it's best to buy a small pack of the pens first to get a feel for them and see if they suit your style.

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  13. wowness..how spellbinding and mesmerizing! Powerful and meditative...symbolic and I can feel ancient Celtic vibes in it as well..I love the title you chose too! Shine on John, a brilliant work!

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. Doing this sort of art is a meditative process for me. I just begin with and idea and go with the flow. It's odd sometimes where the mind goes to.

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  14. So glad you internet is back up and running. This is just amazing. I had to spend some time just to take in all the detailing. Wonderful!

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  15. Oh wow! I really love this one. It has such a loose and wonderful feel to it! Very organic and beautiful!

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    1. Hi, Sal. Thank you for commenting. I'm beginning to enjoy being a bit looser in my approach.

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