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Sketchbook: Part 3 of a Series
June 3, 2003 2:41 PM   Subscribe

Pondering pens + mulling over Moleskines = scouring a sketchbook.
posted by pedantic (20 comments total)

 
I like to sketch hazy drawings of my Lomo in my Moleskine.
I then take a digital picture of the sketch, upload it to my iMac, toss it in the back of my Vespa, then throw up.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 2:50 PM on June 3, 2003


That's pretty darn cool.
posted by me3dia at 2:59 PM on June 3, 2003


That guy draws just like this guy I grew up with named David Kirk. Kind of strange.
posted by jragon at 3:12 PM on June 3, 2003


Beautiful interface, charming, great.
posted by redfoxtail at 3:55 PM on June 3, 2003


Excellent excellent link. I thought some of it resembled Shel Silverstein. The design touches and Flash were perfect. Thanks, pedantic.

Anyone else notice it doesn't display in Netscape 4.7?
posted by dhoyt at 4:04 PM on June 3, 2003


jeez i love these kinds of posts. thanks pedantic.

not really moleskin material but i used to visit this site quite often back in the day. the guy is a great illustrator.
posted by poopy at 4:17 PM on June 3, 2003


The sketchbook site makes me wish I was better about keeping things in mine. I have several...which is silly since I keep most of my notes and doodles on scraps of paper. It'd be nice to go back and flip through my original ideas at a future date. At 25, I'm already getting too old to start new habits. ;)
posted by pedantic at 4:47 PM on June 3, 2003


loveitloveitloveitloveit. thanks, pedantic.
posted by yoga at 6:39 PM on June 3, 2003


On pens: This, the second nice posting dealing with pens and notebooks, has as yet not mentioned the Fukiyama II pen. It sells for about 40 bucks, with the body made in Japan and the ceramic filler made in Germany. For many people I know it combines ease of flow, fine styling, a fine pint that does not bend or go bad, and writes somewhere between a roller ball pen, a fountain pen, and a ballpoint,
It is not as nice as a fountain pen--what is? but then no big expense ilf lost, and no messy ink spills or smudges.
It is I imagine the ceramic tip that makes the pen different, and the German filler is the best of ceramic fillers I have tried.
posted by Postroad at 6:42 PM on June 3, 2003


Postroad, I agree...I have a Schmidt ceramic filler made in Germany. It is by far the most delightful cartridge/refill I've ever used. I will need to look into this Fukiyama...hopefully they use the same refill.
posted by pedantic at 7:01 PM on June 3, 2003


that was a really well-designed site. that being said . . .

just because it's inked/framed well, it's not (necesarrily):

1) interesting
2) good
3) art

not trying to be a dick, really. just keepin' it real.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 7:02 PM on June 3, 2003


*sigh*

or, "necessarily."
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 7:03 PM on June 3, 2003


Perhaps. But in this particular case, it happens to be all three.
posted by ook at 7:16 PM on June 3, 2003


matter of opinion, true. just registering mine.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 7:19 PM on June 3, 2003


sirmissalot point duly taken. However, much of the beauty of this site is what Kevin Cornell did after sketching. If you go to say, page 69 of the sketchbook and click the elderly man driving, you'll gain a little insight as to why the sketch was possibly made. If you don't find that in the least bit interesting, pardon me, but sir, you miss a lot. ;) Sorry. Just had to get a trite dig in.
posted by pedantic at 7:22 PM on June 3, 2003


well, you're right about it being a beautiful site, pedantic (and of course i could make lots of bad jokes about your comment being a bit on the pedantic side. . . ) the asides are funny and incorporated technologically very well. i just want for a little more truth from my art, a little less cuteness. that may not be the point of this site. i don't want to discourage what's going on here, though. he's talented. i'll shut up now.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 7:33 PM on June 3, 2003


This, the second nice posting dealing with pens and notebooks, has as yet not mentioned the Fukiyama II pen.

I cannot find this interesting pen on Google. Any links?
posted by the fire you left me at 7:35 PM on June 3, 2003


i could make lots of bad jokes about your comment being a bit on the pedantic side

Touche, Monsieur Sir, touche.
posted by pedantic at 7:44 PM on June 3, 2003


i just want for a little more truth from my art, a little less cuteness.

That doesn't mean it's not art if it doesn't have enough truth for you, though. I have it on good authority that beauty and truth are the same thing anyway.
posted by kindall at 8:22 PM on June 3, 2003


Kyocera makes disposable & fancier ceramic rollerball pens. Nothing German in these, though. Lots of people make pens incorporating the Schmidt "capless" ink-and-ceramic-ball system, but not Schmidt itself AFAIK. Is this what you're talking about?
posted by Zurishaddai at 7:04 PM on June 4, 2003


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