Last night I decided to draw my house. Because it was there. Plus I wanted to use my brand new pen.
It's a Noodlers Ahab Flex Fountain pen. I ordered it from the Goulet Pen Company. Don't click on that link unless you plan to buy a pen. You won't be able to leave without one.
So I sketched it out with the pen using some water soluble ink and then I added a little water color. This doesn't look exactly like my house but it's close enough for you to pick it out of a line-up. Not that you'd ever have to do that.
The most important thing about sketching is to have fun. The second most important thing is to keep going. The third most important thing is to relax and not get all rushed. The fourth most important thing is to play with all your left-over paint when you're done.
I have to go and watch the sketchbookery video on drawing trees again. I'm going to take my new pen with me when I watch. It's important to have quality bonding time when you plan to have a long-term relationship with your pen.
I feel certain that together we can improve upon our techniques.