I was passing the time away before the performance began…..

Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnaces

In reality, the blast furnaces are wonderfully dark and ominous looking rather than light and bright as I show them here.  The early evening light struck the metal and gave it a bit of a glow.  I find the dip pen gives a different character to sketchbook drawings.  I usually use a fountain pen in sketchbooks.

At the last minute I grabbed the sample vial of Waterman Havana Brown and tossed it into my bag.  It was the only ink I used the whole night.  I’m a bit surprised at how much red bled out of the ink ….. but I rather like it.

Sketchbook drawing: drawn first with dip pen followed by slight variations of watercolor mix using cadmium lemon, vermillion and cerulean blue.

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