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WINNER. The Pen and Signed Sketch is on its way to Salwa Afef. Congratulations Salwa! in the Netherlands.
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I’m giving away this beautifully crafted Apple Wood Pen (worth $50) created by pen-turning artist Darrell Eisner of scotianpens.com and I’ll also include an original signed sketch on paper by me! (Nicki FitzGerald) sketched with the fountain pen version of this pen. (Yes, I own one of these gorgeous pens).
If you want to jump straight to the Pen & Sketch competition scroll further down the page but if you have a moment, you might like to read the next little bit on how I use “real” drawings and marks in my images.
Using drawings in my work
Writing, drawing and painting with real pens, brushes and paper are just as important to me as creating work digitally with my iPad or iPhone and I’ll often mix the two; taking photos of drawings or paintings with my iPhone and using my iPad to blend them with other digital images like the examples shown below.
In this image you can see part of the drawing of a chair from my sketch book edging in from the right.
In the image below, I blended an iPhone photo of some drawings I photographed on the walls of a music college in London.
Any energetic kind of mark-making or writing is potential collage material for me.
I’ll often use parts of my shopping list or other notes I find around the home or on my travels.
This square image combines photographs, (made transparent or cut out with the selection tool in Procreate or Superimpose X apps) of notes found around my home with textures shot near the harbour where I live. All the photos in my images are shot with an iPhone.
Hand drawn and written elements have a wonderful energy to them. I’ll always have mark making tools around and if they are beautifully made too…that’s got to be a bonus!
…so, here’s your chance to get hold of this gorgeous writing or drawing pen, the Apple Wood Big Ben… and even if you don’t use pens much, this is going to look lovely in your pen box or would make a beautiful present for someone special.
WIN an artist-turned pen and original sketch.
Nova Scotian, Pen turning artist, Darrell Eisner, from scotianpens.com has generously donated this rather beautiful Acadian Apple Wood Ball point pen crafted from the Apple Wood of Nova Scotia. Below you can see the very tree it was crafted from. That is so cool!
…and since paper is so nice with a pen, I’ll also send this signed sketch of a chair I drew a few weeks ago during the Armchair Art Adventures course launch.
About the chair sketch…
I happened to be in the middle of my launching the Armchair Art Adventures Course when I got a debilitating migraine. Digital screens were dumped in favour of the kinder paper and voila!….this chair emerged drawn with the fountain pen version of this pen!
For a chance to win the pen & sketch…
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Pen & Chair Sketch
DEADLINE Thursday 23 July 2020 EST midnight.
The WINNER will be picked out at random and announced on Saturday 25 July 2020.
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