Some pencils keep getting better

I did not like the Blackwing 530 when it came out (too much bling for my taste), but now that pencil that I’ve been using has gotten worn down and dinged a bit an underpainting of verdigris has been revealed, and I love the effect. It’s just a little reminder that I should give things a chance even if I didn’t fall in love with them at first glance (also this pencil is super difficult to photograph, because of the bling, so forgive me for the potato quality photo).

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Some pencils keep getting better

Daily Doodle: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller

I’m currently a third of the way through Italo Calvino’s “If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller” and I love his descriptions of reading experiences.

Field Notes Signature sketchbook and Tombow Mono 100 F pencil. The Seed Radar eraser did the not so fine job of erasing a few lines.

Daily Doodle: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller