I picked up “Paper, An Elegy” on a bit whim a couple of weeks ago. Every artist should read this book. It is packed with fascinating stories about, well, paper. It’s thought provoking and funny. I’ll definitely be picking up everything I can find by this author.
Over the weekend I did a couple of line drawings, which seemed to cry out to become a series of some kind. I am calling it Arthropod. I have arthropods somewhat on the mind as I have been in the garden a fair bit lately; trying to beat back the weeds that got a foot hold during the cool spring.
These drawing started out as a paper test. I am using the tablet shown below. The paper has great a smooth surface that works well for technical pen as there is virtually no drag on the nib, just enough to hold the line. The paper is also a nice weight for drawing. I think that I am going to preserve this tablet for line drawing.