I was passing the time away before the performance began…..
In reality, the blast furnaces are wonderfully dark and ominous looking rather than light and bright as I show them here. The early evening light struck the metal and gave it a bit of a glow. I find the dip pen gives a different character to sketchbook drawings. I usually use a fountain pen in sketchbooks.
At the last minute I grabbed the sample vial of Waterman Havana Brown and tossed it into my bag. It was the only ink I used the whole night. I’m a bit surprised at how much red bled out of the ink ….. but I rather like it.
Sketchbook drawing: drawn first with dip pen followed by slight variations of watercolor mix using cadmium lemon, vermillion and cerulean blue.