White small caterpillar sketch during the lunch break
It was since some time that I was not going out for a sketch during the lunch break and I was interested by this small white caterpillar just in front of me.
Well I said that was a quick sketch but it wasn’t a quick sketching exercise at all. I’m out of shape and it was some time that I was not splashing colors and lines with my micro sketching kit.
Yes it took some time, around 45 minutes, far over my average time for this sketch but I had some issues.
First of all was windy, so all the pages of my Moleskine sized sketchbook were moving and I used my phone and some other things to stop flapping.
Second and probably the worst: my flex fountain pen Noodler’s Konrad is again leaking from the cap. It stained my bag, the cover of my sketchbook, and my hands. I spent a good 15 minutes to clean it again. Luckily I spotted early before giving me more troubles. But this is the second time (the first time I spent an evening to clean all my bag) and this time I give up. And within several trips that I make with this pen and the Noodlers Ahab, I can say that I strongly not suggesting this kind of pens except from office/home/desktop use. I will never carry them again with me in my daily or the grab bag. I stick with Lamy for fountain pens or for Drawing Pen like Pigma Micron or whatever brand. I will lose probably the line variations but, mates, I will gain in more comfort in drawing! Probably I will pick two drawing pens of different size or just a single, reliable, great, best-for-the-buck Lamy safari with EF nib.
I finished with a blob on the date… Damn Pen!