Cafe Wednesday 8 October

Two drawings today. The first is my favourite cafe subject, a furled umbrella, drawn using my new Copic 0.5 marker. This has waterproof pigment ink and I have a refill for it which I hope will last the length of my holiday (or perhaps I should just go and buy a second refill).

I love following the folds of a furled umbrella! Copic marker, 8 October 2014

I love following the folds of a furled umbrella! Copic marker, 8 October 2014

The second is my glass of water and it’s reflections where I used both my Copic marker and my Lamy Safari, whose ink is not waterproof. I wanted to try the combination and I’m pleased with the way I could use the ink to blend and bleed for the darker areas.

Water glass and reflections, Copic marker and pen and ink, 8 October 2014

Water glass and reflections, Copic marker and pen and ink, 8 October 2014

Here’s a bonus drawing, from coffee with friends last Sunday.

Having coffee, pen and ink, 5 October 2014

Having coffee, pen and ink, 5 October 2014

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3 Comments

  1. Lovely drawings, so loose. What a great idea to mix the Copic pen with the Lamy – I have just bought a Lamy and love the marks it makes, but hadn’t realised initially that the ink is not waterproof. I enjoy using the bleed at times but not always, so mixing the two gives the best of both worlds!

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    1. Thanks Anna. I had the same feeling when I bought the Lamy. Given that I’m trying to limit the number of pens etc that I carry around, this approach seems to be a good compromise. It might be useful to carry a small brush with me in future, but in this instance I added the water using a dampened corner of the paper napkin my cake was served on!

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      1. Those Japanese water brushes are quite handy to carry about, but don’t have a very good brush. I usually carry travel brushes, which I use with my little travel watercolour set, but that is more stuff to carry! Making use of whatever is to hand is a good compromise!

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