Monday, February 23, 2009

Crowquills

I'm preparing to teach a pen and ink class in the Philadelphia area on Thursday.  Yesterday afternoon I gathered my materials, planned some exercises and ideas, and worked on the class handout.  This drawing resurfaced, from my first scientific illustration class back in 1996...this was the class where I discovered my calling to that obscure field.  It's a piece of redwood bark driftwood, done with a crowquill pen and ink.  Crowquills, to the uninitiated, are a very traditional pen nib with a super fine flexible tip, meant to be dipped in ink.

1 comment:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Oh Christi, you're the best illustrator and I am terribly glad you got into this obscure field. It combines a person who is smart with a person who can DRAW.