|Pencil eraser used as stamp|
For the remaining days of my series, I am challenging myself to use unconventional materials – either the media, the tool, the support or all three. I don’t test first; I simply decide what I’m going to use, then hit it.
Of the 398 drawings so far, the one done in ketchup is the only one that no longer exists; after the photo was taken, it went straight into the trash (we have an ant problem as it is). It was also the most disappointing in appearance – I always thought ketchup would be a brighter red.
My favorite so far is the blending stump used with fountain pen ink. I’ve only ever used a stump with graphite and charcoal, so I had no idea how it would behave with a liquid medium. The soft marks are surprisingly beautiful.
Every idea is worth trying.
|Toothpick and Simple Truth organic ketchup|
|Blending stump and Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki ink|
|Sailor Naginata fude de Mannen fountain pen and Iroshizuku Yama-budo ink on Kirkland brand paper towel|
|Mitsubishi Dermatograph grease pencils on newsprint|
|Vintage rolling date stamp|
|Q-Tip and India ink on catalog page|