Not my usual pen and ink doodles this week, but instead a bit of experimenting with a new medium. I bought some Faber-Castell Gelatos last week and of course had to try them out.
They were bloody good fun! It feels just like drawing with lipstick (which I’m sure most people did as a child, even if they weren’t supposed to): the texture is creamy and smooth, and blends very well with your fingers. However, unlike lipstick, these things are water soluble so they can also be blended or diluted using a wet brush. Pretty nifty.
I’m not entirely sure what practical use I’ll have for them as they are very chunky so clearly won’t be any good for detailed work, but I suppose they might come in handy for backgrounds.