31 Aug 2014

Ilfracombe Harbour

I've got a new pen which I've been trying out so decided to sketch the local harbour.

The pen is a Spacetec by Diplomat, apparently you can write upside down and under water with it, although why anybody would want to do either of those things is a bit strange, but never mind the writing is the main thing.  It works like an actual biro pen (in other words, not gel, not rollerball) - has a good weight to it which is nice to hold and I could also get light lines as well as heavier ones.  According to the leaflet, it will write up to 3 miles before needing a new refill......so I could be sometime with this one then, lol.




and the sketches......








Overall, I'm very pleased with this new pen
ideal for sketching en plein air and needing to
hold the sketchbook at an angle....the pen kept writing, yay!




18 comments:

  1. Nice sketches. Enjoy the new pen!

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  2. Lovely sketches Ann.
    Martyn has a couple of those pens, that say they write in freezing cold, in blazing heat and in the gravity-free vacuum of space, underwater, over grease and even upside down!!


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    1. Thanks Eileen.....the pen is lovely to use - I think if they advertise them as being able to do all these wonderful things, at least it will keep writing/drawing when I need it to....and sure enough it does - just what it says on the label ;)

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  3. Great sketches. Love the color of your new pen

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    1. ....yes, I'm pleased with it too. It is black ink, but not too dark, which means I can go over the lines if I want to add to it.

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  4. That's some pen and some beautiful sketches!

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  5. Great sketches, Ann, enjoy the new toy.... eh pen! :)

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  6. Ann I have been very negligent about visiting blogs of late. Yours is so beautiful. Love these scenes you get with your new pen. I bet you hardly did half a mile! LOL

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    1. Thanks Lynn, you have been busy I know. As for the distance drawing with this pen, it's such a great way to exercise without leaving my chair, lol ;)

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  7. I love getting new 'toys'! Great sketches!

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  8. Nice sketches of a familiar place. I often look at the web cam, just to see what's going on.
    http://www.ilfracombewebcam.com/
    You didn't include Verity in your sketch. What do you think of her? I'd love to see her in person. I think people either love her or hate her.

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    1. Thanks Shammickite - No, I didn't add Verity, we're not allowed to. A certain artist has sole rights so nobody is allowed to, but then I wouldn't want to spoil the view with it, lol. You are correct, people either love it or hate it (a bit like Marmite). Worth seeing, of course, and perhaps in another place it would look okay, but I don't think the harbour is the place for it. Still, I think there was a lot more to the 'loaning' of it to the town than meets the eye ;)

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  9. Not allowed to? Does that only refer to painting and drawing? What about photography? If I was a tourist, can I legally take a photo of it and show my friends? Or will Mr certain artist find out and come after me?
    BTW I love Marmite.

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    1. I think it refers to any work that is to be Sold. Personal photos are taken all the time, being a tourist attraction now and people love to take pics of it. I like Marmite too, lol :-)

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