Ink Lines & Pencil :: Lignes d’encre & Mine

Art is living stopped by a moment of wonder.
— Kenneth G. Mills

The day was crisp and full of autumn flavours. For this painting I drew with ink the two buildings and the sign post, and everything else was drawn with a lead pencil. For the front row of grasses, I painted with vertical strokes. What do I decide to draw with ink? Usually the buildings and the stuff that is man made… and usually I will outline in pencil the organic/nature items, such as trees, grasses, etc.

La journée était claire et pleine d’odeurs d’automne. Pour cette peinture j’ai dessiné à l’encre les deux bâtiments et le poteau de signalisation, et le reste avec un crayon de plomb. Pour la première rangée de graminées, j’ai peint avec des traits verticaux. Qu’est-ce que je décide de dessiner avec de l’encre? Habituellement, les bâtiments et les choses qui sont fabriquées par l’homme … et en général, je vais dessiner au crayon la nature, comme les arbres, les herbes, etc.

Paper: Handbook Travelogue Series
Colours: Hansa Medium, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna & French Ultramarine
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk Pen EF DP1000AB
Ink: Noolders’ Lexington Grey
Location: Les Cèdres



About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
This entry was posted in Sketches / Drawings / Paintings. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.