Yes, sometimes I go with pencils and sometimes I go with pens. Call me ecumenical, ambidextrous, bipedal....I'm guilty as charged.
So, while I'm infatuated with pen and ink right now and want to take this relationship as far as it will go, I'll still keep my pencils on the side. We got a thing goin' on.
Here are some pencil drawings dating from week before last and here are some more recent pen ones. I'm including sketches of two of my precious nephews and our darling new baby, my stepdaughter's tiny boy! Babies don't have much architecture, you know, but I'm so excited about drawing and painting him over the next weeks, months, years.
I've been trying reed pens, quill pens, and other dip pens and I really, really, LOVE them! The next drawings are no great shakes, but they were such fun to make---those sweeping, rustic reedy lines---yay! (Abby was next to me on the sofa, so it was hard to get a long view of her snoozing torso.)
I used a small- nibbed crow quill pen for the insect drawing. I went to our local science museum on Saturday and drew butterflies and bugs--- and why not?