But my work area was a disaster.
So, first step, clean up my drawing area. Even Goose thought it was an improvement, more appealing than his usual perch on the windowsill:
Next, gather my materials:
My favorite bamboo pens:
Plus a variety of nib pens:
My trusty eye dropper:
India ink, of course:
Containers and a spray bottle of water, plus some blotting tissue:
And a 4" x 6" block of Canson watercolor paper, plus several 4" x 6" hand-cut pieces from a larger sheet of Canson paper:
Then I called up some of my own photos on my computer for reference -
And then I went to town, using a variety of pens and techniques, even adding washes of ink with a brush to some:
About 34 in all by the time I was through:
The question is, what next? Do I offer prints? Or Mounted Prints? Or something completely different?
Stay tuned for Part 2.