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bbbaldie
03-29-2016, 07:31 AM
That sweetest word that artists love to hear. I posted this on Facebook, and was contacted by someone who wanted it. That's the second time in a month. This is a historical depiction (drawn from a barely legible photo) of a mill that sat in Bentonville, Arkansas in the late 19th century. I added the horse and rider and a few trees to make it more interesting, but the mill itself (and the large house behind it, owned by the town doctor) are historically accurate, as far as I can tell by that bad photo.

Have a great day, all.

Susan Mulno
03-29-2016, 08:38 AM
Congratulations! :wings:

dickhutchings
03-29-2016, 08:51 AM
Yay! Congratulations. Very nice drawing.

TerryCurley
03-29-2016, 10:21 AM
It's a great painting! It's a really nice feeling when someone wants your work. Way to go!

Could you post or put your FB page in your signature, I would like to follow it?

bbbaldie
03-29-2016, 11:47 AM
Could you post or put your FB page in your signature, I would like to follow it?

It is so. :-)

leighann
03-29-2016, 02:29 PM
That is wonderful bbbaldie !! :biggrin:

There is a mill in NLR that we had pictures made at one time, that would be a nice sketch location. :wink:

TonTon
03-31-2016, 04:29 PM
That sweetest word that artists love to hear. I posted this on Facebook, and was contacted by someone who wanted it. That's the second time in a month. This is a historical depiction (drawn from a barely legible photo) of a mill that sat in Bentonville, Arkansas in the late 19th century. I added the horse and rider and a few trees to make it more interesting, but the mill itself (and the large house behind it, owned by the town doctor) are historically accurate, as far as I can tell by that bad photo.

Have a great day, all.

Its beautiful !! congrads to you !:biggrin:

Liz
03-31-2016, 07:19 PM
Congrats on the sale! What sort of pen and drawing surface do you use? Just curious, I do pen work too, on watercolor paper but I was thinking of trying some other drawing surface.

kpnuts
04-05-2016, 09:48 AM
Congrats, I know how that feels, I build models and sold 2 of them as my boss happened to see them, he asked how much, I had no idea so he said 400 quid, I snapped that up before he had time to change his mind. Great stuff, hopefully you will get more offers if the rest are as good as that.

bbbaldie
04-05-2016, 11:08 AM
Congrats on the sale! What sort of pen and drawing surface do you use? Just curious, I do pen work too, on watercolor paper but I was thinking of trying some other drawing surface.

This was done with Pigma Microns. Since then, I've switched to ek tools, they have stronger tips. I must press pretty hard, because I was rapidly wearing out Pigma .005 tips. I use Canson drawing or multimedia paper. Lately, I've been doing mixed media with watercolor, Canson watercolor paper in that case.

For thirty years, I dipped quills in India ink. The new breed of drawing pens has been a godsend for my productivity. It's hard to get all of that nasty bottled ink stuff out to draw.

Liz
04-05-2016, 10:10 PM
Funny you mention the micron .005, I'm planning on getting that pen. I bought a set of microns a while back but the smallest point in the set is 01 I must have a light touch because haven't noticed it wearing down or maybe it's because it's a bigger point. I really like the micron pigma because it doesn't clog like my drafting pen. The ink goes a long way too.

Eddieblz
04-06-2016, 04:49 AM
That is very cool! congratulations!!

leighann
04-08-2016, 10:23 PM
I would be lost without my Microns :crying:

I tend to use the 0.1 and the .05 the most. I found another company that makes a .03, and they are awesome, but the ink didn't last very long.

leighann
04-08-2016, 10:25 PM
I just got some Pelikan techno liners, but haven't tried them yet. They are 0.1

Liz
04-09-2016, 07:13 PM
The micron has a .03 It came with my set, I use it to sign my artwork (don't know how to do it with a paint brush)

bbbaldie
04-10-2016, 08:42 AM
Funny you mention the micron .005, I'm planning on getting that pen. I bought a set of microns a while back but the smallest point in the set is 01 I must have a light touch because haven't noticed it wearing down or maybe it's because it's a bigger point. I really like the micron pigma because it doesn't clog like my drafting pen. The ink goes a long way too.

When they wear down, you can make truly microscopic marks with them, which I use on portraits for fine shading. So toss your worn ones into an accessible place and use as directed. ;-)

leighann
04-12-2016, 01:42 PM
I have not seen the Micron .03...will have to hunt one down. The ones I had were LePen fineliners.

So far the Pelikan liners are fine, and I also like Staedler pigment liners.