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Monday, May 19, 2008

Staedtler Triplus and Stabilo Point 88

I was recently reminded of my set of Staedtler Triplus pens by Nina Johansson, who informed me that they are NOT waterproof. I didn't know this, so I grabbed them from the studio and decided to play around with them and a waterbrush.
The result (above) is a little mucky to say the least but they were a lot of fun. A limited palette of just 10 colours proved a challenge too.

I had another bash in the garden, trying to keep the colours from merging for a cleaner look but ended up with a rather pale, colourless result.

Finally I took my efforts inside and sketched the lounge from the sofa, using the pens dry this time.

While grocery shopping last week I noticed a wallet of mini Stabilo point 88 pens, they are almost identical in colour and use but just 11.5 cms in length making them an ideal location buddy!


Nina Johansson said...

Nice drawings! You are brave to try them with water, it never even crossed my mind that they could be used like that. :)

Frankye said...

Anita, as always, I love your work. The way you have used the pens to produce shading is very cool! Wow! What bright toenails! Your room with the TV looks comfortable and serene. I see that you got your Daniel Smith, aren't they. I love the mineral colors. Enjoy!

Anita Davies said...

Thanks Nina. It's the first thing that popped into my head when I read they were not waterproof on your posting. They were fun to use like this but get messy REAL quickly!

Thanks Frankye. I love the DS paints so far and the luna blue is just gorgeous when it dries and separates revealling granulating crystals.