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Loosening up once again

For a couple weeks I’ve been trying fountain pens, but I really haven’t get used to them. I feel much tighter, thinking too much about holding the pen in such a way that it doesn’t skip.

Today I got out an 8B Kohinoor Progresso woodless pencil and a Prismacolor Sanguine pencil while having lunch at a nearby Subway. I hadn’t sketched that much in a while, so sketched the customers while in line waiting for their sandwiches.

I really liked how both felt on my Strathmore Windpower sketchbook; a bit messy because of the 8B, but I felt quick and loose. I like sketching here, lots of unsuspecting subjects pretty still for a couple minutes.

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