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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!

3 comments:

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 paints...fun, 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.