I got a new pen this week, so obviously I had to make a self-portrait like this. The pen is a Platinum Carbon Fountain Pen, recommended as “the perfect pen” in this blogpost by Sarah Glidden. In short, the selling point for me was the waterproof ink. It should work great for watercolor practice, and I’m looking forward to test it out properly.
As for the self portrait, at first I only intended for it to be B&W, but decided to add some colors really quickly. I’m not very happy about my skills at coloring digitally, but I guess I just need some more practice. Also, I never know what I should do with the background, so I just leave it white. Anyway, so much to learn, so little time! Leave a comment if you’ve got thoughts on art supplies, self-portraits or just want to say hi!