I decided to award myself a little bit of time off this afternoon to do some doodling with triangles. I think I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’d been thinking about triangles…. well, I’ve continued to think but haven’t had time to get anything down on paper.
So today I broke out a new sketchbook and did a little bit of triangle work:
Off to the left you can see the pencil I used. This is a Palomino Blackwing 602. Last month my husband gave me a box of 12 of these pencils which he’d bought in a shop in Ladbroke Grove in London where he was told they were the best pencils in the world. I have been so busy with work since then that I haven’t had the time to even try them out till now. I’ve just been looking up some of the fulsome praise for them on the internet, and they certainly have lots of fans. And I have to say it’s beautiful pencil – a very smooth, very black line, and it seems to hold its point for quite a long time. Best in the world? I wouldn’t like to say unless I’d tried all the pencils in the world, but it’s pretty good.
I have plans to do some more sketchbook work on triangles. Will I ever get it done? Watch this space….