When Sacha Chua created her awesome sketchnotes I became fascinated with this way of visualizing understanding, and when later Asher Wolf wrote daily “Tell me your best thing today” (e.g. 2020-09-20) I started to sketch the best event from yesterday.
Here you find many of the later sketches. They help me to remember what I enjoyed. To look at the past with a smile. I hope you like this glimpse into good memories.
I first tried this in the first summer vacation during Corona (2020). After that great experience I practiced it more and more consistently.
If this gets you to dare sketching or skribbling what you enjoyed the most, and if that helps you keep more happy memories, then my sketches make the world a slightly better place. I hope you have fun here!
The most recent scanned sheet comes first, order inside the sheet is from top to bottom and left to right, except where it is not :-).
In the latest drawings I mostly use a 1.5 Pitt Artist Pen bullet nib,
199*** (Faber Castell). I started with brush pens, but found
more and more that this plain 1.5 pen supports my drawing style even
though it wasn’t my first choice.
Highlights are mostly with Pitt Artist Pen Brushes (B): Cold Grey III
232***, Orange Glaze
113*** (sun orange), Green gold
(earth yellow), Sky blue
146**, and May Green
** are a measure of lightresistance of the colors.
*** is document-proof quality.
Drawn in an A6 notebook.
But to take a decision, don’t only take this single experience. There are comparisons of many different pens online. For example
- fine liner pen shootout (missing the Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens) and
- Tool Duel: Faber-Castell VS. Sakura Pigma Pens (which adds the comparison between Faber-Castell PITT and Sakura) — thanks to this article and then direct testing in the store I nowadays have a Sakura 005 in addition to my Faber-Castell PITT pens and they go well together.
- The only one as fine as the finest Sakura (that I know) is the refillable rOtring isograph I used in school to solve math homework in margin notes. I got very lucky that my teacher accepted that.
(this is just my personal take. I don’t get any pay or similar for it.)
As an aside: I postprocess the scans with Gimp (color curves) and
shrink the PNGs to half their size with