20 min. Sketch


It’s amazing what can be achieved when you have a few minutes to spare and the will to put them to good use. Effective!

Love your sketches - always good

Another of your delicate drawings - you're using a water soluble ink here, which may not be of great permanence (though I don't know, it might be). Could I persuade you to use Chinese ink, a dip pen, and wash? Or Indian ink, dip pen, and watercolour wash? It pains me to think that some of your drawings might fade in time, unless kept in a sketchbook.

Lovely drawing Mia, nice petals out-stretched, and the wash just adds a soft effect.

Thank you all very much for your nice comments. Yes, Robert, I know about the poor lightfastness of watersoluble ink. Off course I have Chinese ink and a dip pen but the Rotring ArtPen (fountain pen-ish) filled with Quink Ink is next to my place at the dining table where I sit to draw and sketch (studio is upstairs) so it is so easy to grab the pen and paper and start something. And... the pen is so smooth on the paper, no scratching or splattering! Also, being 75, I am not drawing and painting for eternity, just keeping the works in a box. But, now you made me think about it and I will give it a try, I promise!

Hang on Studio Wall

A quick sketch from one of my old photo's. I used an Elegant Writer marker and finally gave it a wash with clear water. Size A4. All comments very welcome :) Mia

About the Artist
Mia Ketels

I live in Blankenberge on the Belgian Coast, about 15km from Bruges. After being trained as an art teacher in the 60ties, I started teaching for a few years. Then I had my carreer in a school administration. After retirement, I started drawing and painting again. I bought a lot of English books…

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