Unusual art

This blog is usually about my own adventures in sketching.  Today, however, I want to tell you about something rather unusual in the world of drawing.

Vashon Artist and Cartoonist, Jim Woodring, has a very large dip pen with which he makes very large drawings.  It’s 7 pounds and 5 feet long.

unaccredited photo from the Frye web page

unaccredited photo from the Frye web page


It’s interesting to see him in action with the pen on last night’s Evening (a local TV show).

I knew I’d seen this before.  Gabi Campanario, “the Seattle Sketcher”, did a column about Jim, way back at the beginning of 2011.

Now there is a exhibit of the drawings done with the large dip pen open at the Frye  through 4/16

About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Unusual art

  1. joantav says:

    Wow! I know a lot of sketchers who have incredible pens…but this is great! I’m going to share the video with the NYC Urban Sketchers.

  2. Pingback: The big pen | Red Harp Arts

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