1.05.2011

Air Travel

 On the way to and from Chicago for a visit with my family, I passed a little time by sketching on the plane. It's not the first time I've engaged in this exercise, and it won't be the last. A couple previous attempts are here and here. Although being stuck in a long steel tube for several hours doesn't present the best opportunity to sketch an interesting perspective, there's something calming about drawing in this situation. Some of my fellow Urban Sketchers have taken up this subject recently, and it's fun to compare the results - they show how a similar subject can be handled in a variety of ways. Here are in-flight sketches from Pete Scully, Gabi Campanario, Tommy Kane, Sharon Frost, Kumi Matsukawa, Lapin ... and Lapin again ... just to name a few!
This second sketch was the first time I drew with my new Namiki Falcon fountain pen. It was a Christmas gift from my parents, and I love it so far. Nice soft nib with a relatively fine line. I'm currently using the blue ink cartridge that came with the pen, but it also has a converter, so I'm looking forward to loading it with some Noodler's Lexington Gray.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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