Wednesday, 5 March 2014

total risk

When I went back to NZ earlier this year I found a treasure from my student days in the garage that nearing ended up in the garage sale. This wonderful set of drawing bits and bobs. The marvels of the ruling pen have been relived in the studio today. Charged with ink, gouache or in this case acrylic the ruling pen is a who dares wins bit of kit. Total risk as you slowly make the line hoping not to ruin everything with a globule of paint or to run out before the end. I have yet to revisit the advanced level - that being the compass attachment which even worse as you scribe the arc heart pounding to see if the start and the finish will marry up to satisfaction. The whole thing brought back memories of overnighters to finish projects when there was no "undo" button just tears and rude words.

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