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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

People in the Market

These quick studies of locals in the outdoor marketplace in Santo Domingo were an attempt to capture the people in almost constant motion.  Some sat or stood still long enough for a quick capture; others continued walking and I tried to record their posture and attitude as quickly as I could.  The last two are quick studies while waiting at the gate at the Miami Airport.  Thanks to Melanie Reim, who pushed me to toss my felt-tip and to make use of the free-flowing lines of a fountain pen.










9 comments:

  1. Fountain pens are cool. I'm loving my new Lamy! Even got one of my compatriots in the sketching wars here in east Wash to purchase one. These are great character studies, Jim. I've done tons of these things, mostly people inline at Subway.

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  2. Hello, Jim.
    I see you are a Lamy User.
    I just bought (Dont have them yet) Calligraphy nibs. MIguel herranz told me it gives more expressive lines, and it looks so
    Did you know you can change the nibs freely from any Lamy to any Lamy?

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  3. Thanks guys. No, Jorge, I didn't know (or had forgotten) that you could change nibs on the Lamy...I'm very interested in working with the line character you get from a calligraphy nib, so I'll investigate! Which nib did you buy?

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    1. Hi James
      Miguel uses the i1.1 nib in the lamy fountain pen. This nib gives a variety of lines depending of the angle or direction you use it.
      Nice sketches!!!

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    2. Thanks Josu,for the information...I love Miguel's work.

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  4. These are awesome! Congrats, BTW, on the big news.

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  5. Thanks Steven...and thanks for your encouragement.

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  6. Just got my Lamy after taking a Shari Course! Can't wait to get it going!!

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    1. Have fun, Angie. Not sure exactly why, but the fountain pen seems much more addictive to me than my permanent ink felt tips--just more fun, I think. Shari is a marvel, isn't she?

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