Saturday, 31 December 2011

IF Highlight

                                                             Size: 10 x 17 cms
                                                             Media: Mixed media
                                                             Pens: Sailor Saporro, Copic
                                                             Marker, Prismacolor pencil.

Mark's highlight of the year was on 31st December at midnight when he celebrated the New Year with a cup of tea. Happy New Year!! to all of my Friends and readers of The Pen Mover........Cheers!!... Rod (raises cup of tea in the air).

Saturday, 24 December 2011

IF Messenger

                                             Size: 18 x 20 cms
                                             Media: Pen and ink on paper
                                             Pens: Dip pen (Gillott 170 nib), Rotring artpen and
                                             Copic sketch marker

                                             Size: 19 x 16 cms
                                             Media: Pen and ink on paper
                                             Pens: Lamy and Copic

These guys somehow relate to Mercury, the messenger of the God's. My message to all my readers and friends is : Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!!!! Also thanks to everyone for their kindness and support during this first year (since May 2011) of my blog, 'The Pen Mover'..... Cheers Rod

Friday, 16 December 2011

IF Sink


                                                            Size: 11 x 16 cms
                                                            Media: Pen and Ink
                                                            Pens: Sailor Sapporo & Copic Marker

It is generally thought that a ship's Captain should go down if his ship should sink. This is a myth apparently. If a ship sinks it is the Captain's duty to ensure the safety of all others on board before his own. So if there isn't time to get off he would therefore be the last (or one of them) and go down with his's not a voluntary pride duty thing after all!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

IF Separated


                                                 Size: 15 x 18 cms
                                                 Media: Ink on paper
                                                 Pen: Sailor fountain pen

I drew this Christmas card a few weeks ago to print and send out to a few friends and family. What always confused me as a Kid, was how the stories of Jesus and Santa Claus were separated. The ideas that everyone had a beard (apart from Mary), the Virgin Birth and the immaculate conception(s) etc etc didn't help.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Crisis

                                                        Size: 18 x 17 cms
                                                        Media: Ink on paper
                                                        Pens: Lamy and Rotring

"Every little thing counts in a crisis". Jawaharlal Nehru ( India's first Priminister). They can take away your job, they can take away your house, but some things they might not take.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

IF Brigade

                                        Size: 29 x 19 cms
                                        Media: Pen and Ink
                                        Pens: Lamy Al star and Rotring Artpen

                                           Size: 25 x 18cms
                                           Media: Pen and ink
                                           Pen: Rotring Artpen  

The theme for IF this week is 'brigade'. The first thing that came to mind was the  'Charge of the Light Brigade'....mmmmm... the Tennyson poem rang loud...." Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the Valley of Death Rode the six hundred, Forward the Light Brigade!"........After a bout of navel-gazing I drew these ideas (whilst still thinking about brigade!!)..... It would have been complicated!!