February 10, 2012

Armed but Unable to Use

Arms & Armor section at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

I visited the Met, one of my most favorite places, and although I traveled equipped with a mechanical pencil loaded with 2H lead, an Alvin Penstix marker, my

Niji Yasutomo Niji Waterbrush and my homemade palette of watercolor pencil (described here). 

On the way in, I noticed a sign saying that ink pens and markers were not allowed in the galleries, so I was left with my mechanical pencil and not able to achieve a wide range of value. I use a hard lead normally so my pencil lines don’t interfere with watercolor washes.