The Ferry Boat
I work near the sea and lunch break table are only two meters from the sea-side. I have always in front of me good things and bad things. I will list only good things: sea, the ferry boats, the smell of the sea, fishermen, tugs, fisherman’s boat (so wonderful).
This time the ferry-boat is on the boat side in a strange way, almost perpendicular giving me the chance to sketch in this way.
The air was clean and there was a lot of quiet around. Just a cormorant quacking and i love nature’s sounds. But it was windy and it took quite longer time than my patience to sketch this ferry-boat. I sketched trying to add more details as possible without losing my soul: devil is in the details, especially when note taking or the visual equivalent sketching. and I was having also a quite clean lines for sketching. Slowly but good.
And this is the result in my brand new Stillman&Birn sketchbook. So pleased how this book is taking all my bad field washes. The seizing is simply good and I love it.My respect for this brand, focused on artist needs is growing. Well, in Europe is hard battle but I think Stillman&Birn can have their leading role.
Welcome back Lamy Safari with EF nib filled with Platinum Carbon Ink and Kuretake waterbrush filled with Diamine Grey Ink for the note taking.
And what about the colors packed in a small tiny black box. Gorgeous. Thank W&N!