Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Fun with shapes.
Awhile ago I was looking around for a nice black line pen/brush pen. I tried out a bunch and was never completly satisfied with the result. One day I was in a local Longs store ( a kind of everything store (stationary/sweets/food/pharmacy) for those of you living outside the U.S.), and saw in the stationary section, under the title....." pens for older persons with visual impairment" or somthing like that. It promised a dark black solid line, an "easy to read pen". The pen actually says that on it.
(the name is Sanford 20/20, easy-to read-pen.) So I picked one up and gave it a try. You know what. I love it. I bought a ton of them since. I really like using them. they flow nicely and they scan into the computer really nicely too which is a bonus. I just thought that after browsing artshops looking for something really nice, I found it somewhere I really didn't expect. Maybe it's not the deepest darkest black line you've ever seen, but the're fun to use and cheap.
Anyway, here you go. Messin' around with shapes. Coloured in Photoshop.

copyright Donnachada Daly 2005
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Louie del Carmen said...


Thank you for the link. I'm always glad to meet fellow artists!! I love the way you compose! There is also a certain poignancy and simplicity about your style. I'll be stopping by regularly.



John Nevarez said...


Beautiful work! It's funny, but just the littlest difference can make a design look unique in style. Great stuff!

Nonsensical_Flounderings said...

Awesome pictures (here via Sandwich Bag's Blog).

We have aLong's down the hill I will check out those pens, always looking for a good pen that will scan in well.

Now to I'm off to learn to draw!

Ethan_Hall_2006 said...

Fun, I like the shapes.

donnachada said...

thanks, right back at you. I've been checking out your site for a while.. I love it.

you're right. I try to do as much as I can with the simplest shape possible.

glad you found me. Let me know if you found the pens and if you like 'em.

cool. gotta push the shapes around.


Amy said...

I totally want this as an art print on my wall. Awesome! said...

Your shape are lovely!!!