Friday, March 16, 2007

Inkless pen

A stainless steel pen, 8cm long. However when you unscrew the top, the 'nib' is a solid piece of metal. There is no ink, yet this pen will write on virtually any type of paper. This is what it looked like when we tried it on a piece of normal paper...
I imagine this is something similar to silverpoint drawing, which I've never tried, but I would like to access one of these pens, if for nothing but curiosity's sake.

The sketch I did a couple of weeks ago. The face was appealing, as are most older faces which have character. I find drawing a young face almost boring at times as there is little substance to draw from and hold interest. Yes youth has its appeal, but an older face is so much more interesting to draw.


The 13th Sketchcrawl is on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th!

WHAT: 14th World Wide SketchCrawl, drawing marathon/fund-raiser for Emergency
WHO: Artists of all ages and skill levels
WHEN: Saturday May 19, 2007
WHERE: Around the globe
INFO: Free registration and location information at
CONTACT: Enrico Casarosa, casarosa@gmail,com, phone(415)317-2731

All artists, whether they be professionals or just habitual doodlers, are invited to participate in the 14th World Wide SketchCrawl May 19, 2007. While the event is free, participants will be encouraged through their art to raise money for Emergency, a nonprofit international organization based in Italy that provides free medical care to civilian victims of war, landmines and poverty.


Writer's Widower said...

Great work with that portrait. The eyes and face really capture a 'sad' story and seem to tell of a hard life spent on the fishing boats.

I have seen those pens advertised before, but wasn't sure if it was a scam/gimmick. Are you happy with the pen? Is it really as simple as they make it sound on the website?

Jeanette said...

Thanks widower. The face was very appealing to draw.

I came across a link for the pen and thought I'd share it, but I don't have one myself. It would be nice to try it however.

Saturn said...

I wish if i can share my art reserch portal with you.