More selfies

Another batch of late night selfies, including some deliberate attempts to avoid the usual self-portrait surly stare; I’m not sure that they’re any less alarming! All but one were done with my new favourite sketching tool, Kuretake brush-pens, either number 8 (plastic barrel and nylon tip), or number 40 (metal barrel and sable tip, so four times costlier).  They’ve got much better ink flow than the popular Pentel brush-pen, and a very fine and springy tip for detail and expression in line width. I ordered them from Japan and they arrived in days, with no extra customs costs. I’ve reloaded their cartridges with Lexington grey of course…

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About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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4 Responses to More selfies

  1. Stu-ttg-art says:

    Ed, I like these self-portraits very much. Every one is so unique, but still reflect the same character. Am I seeing a bit of stiffness in the neck? You need to drop by the local thai-shop for a likkle neck massage 🙂 I just switched to a heavy Waterman fountain pen this moring and it’s really cramping my hand, 3 cheers for our beloved Lamy Safari!

    • Ed Mostly says:

      I can now empathise with sitters for early photo portraits, their heads held in wooden frames so they don’t move… Apparently it’s why the Victorians look like such a glum, tense bunch! The Safari is brilliant, virtually indestructible, ever reliable and easy to swap out nibs; fine German engineering? Ed

  2. Chris says:

    These are great – especially the 2nd from bottom- no pun intended! I’ve just moved to Stroud so hope to catch up with you at some point on a sketch day!

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