I was sooo bad about keeping track of what I was using while I was working on this aqua Fabriano Tiziano. I suppose that is good in one way. It means I’m more into the moment, creating, not thinking about what this is and that is. But usually, I can do that and then remember what I used (and let me note, that often, I’m posting something that I drew months ago–I finished this handmade art journal back in September, but I’m just now posting some of the pages).
I’m not sure why I struggle so much with the remembering on this paper. Possibly it’s the aqua color. It changes the colors somewhat, perhaps enough to confuse what few wits I have left, lol.
My best guess is that this was done with Pentel Sliccis. I have the fine points, which I like, but as with most metal-tipped pens this size, they tend to deboss–leave indentations in the paper. This can also happen with fountain pens, and that’s a possibility here, but the lines seem too fine for any of my fountain pens.
Why do I worry so much about remembering what tools I use? Beyond the obvious, that is, that my memory isn’t as good as it used to be? I prefer not to plan my work.
And yet, if I know my tools, in a way, I am planning. If I know my tools, I’ll know what effects I can expect if I move the pen a certain way, hold the pen a certain way. If I know my tools then my mind and hand can communicate without my brain getting in the way.
If I can’t remember what tool does what, then my whole process has to change.
That’s life, though. You learn how to do something, and eventually, you have to re-learn how to do it, because everything changes. I’ve always taken notes when working on a project with lots of steps. Now, I’ll have to take notes on smaller projects. And life goes on.