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Maleficent Pumpkin by Crasio Maleficent Pumpkin :iconcrasio:Crasio 1 0 Elsa The Frozen Pumpkin by Crasio Elsa The Frozen Pumpkin :iconcrasio:Crasio 0 0 Thundar by Crasio Thundar :iconcrasio:Crasio 1 0 Mickey Mouse by Crasio Mickey Mouse :iconcrasio:Crasio 1 0 Minnie Mouse by Crasio Minnie Mouse :iconcrasio:Crasio 0 0 Mmm Pumpkin by Crasio Mmm Pumpkin :iconcrasio:Crasio 0 0 Mickey Mouse by Crasio Mickey Mouse :iconcrasio:Crasio 1 1 Evil Spock by Crasio Evil Spock :iconcrasio:Crasio 2 0 Thanks Frank by Crasio Thanks Frank :iconcrasio:Crasio 2 0 A Princess Of Mars - Pumpkin by Crasio A Princess Of Mars - Pumpkin :iconcrasio:Crasio 17 4 MSUM Dragon Pumpkin by Crasio MSUM Dragon Pumpkin :iconcrasio:Crasio 15 5 Lisa Ling by Crasio Lisa Ling :iconcrasio:Crasio 3 0 Mr MacPhisto by Crasio Mr MacPhisto :iconcrasio:Crasio 1 2 Jessicas Blinking Speech by Crasio Jessicas Blinking Speech :iconcrasio:Crasio 11 17 Archer Agutter by Crasio Archer Agutter :iconcrasio:Crasio 1 0 Guess Ad by Crasio Guess Ad :iconcrasio:Crasio 0 0


Super Guppy by Auraomega Super Guppy :iconauraomega:Auraomega 13 0 2012 Thunderbird Solo by jdmimages 2012 Thunderbird Solo :iconjdmimages:jdmimages 28 3 Viggen by JoostvanD Viggen :iconjoostvand:JoostvanD 44 8 F-16 Stormy Night by jdmimages F-16 Stormy Night :iconjdmimages:jdmimages 55 6 A-37 Dragonfly by AirshowDave A-37 Dragonfly :iconairshowdave:AirshowDave 30 10 Warthog Pass in Review by AirshowDave Warthog Pass in Review :iconairshowdave:AirshowDave 75 12 Nellis Shooting Star by AirshowDave Nellis Shooting Star :iconairshowdave:AirshowDave 30 0 Korean War Combatants II by AirshowDave Korean War Combatants II :iconairshowdave:AirshowDave 37 3 C-47 Lyons Museum by AirshowDave C-47 Lyons Museum :iconairshowdave:AirshowDave 28 0 The Horsemen V by AirshowDave The Horsemen V :iconairshowdave:AirshowDave 45 5 Lady Alice 2012 by AirshowDave Lady Alice 2012 :iconairshowdave:AirshowDave 51 5 P-38 Lightning 2012 by AirshowDave P-38 Lightning 2012 :iconairshowdave:AirshowDave 119 24 Planes of Fame 2012 1 by AirshowDave Planes of Fame 2012 1 :iconairshowdave:AirshowDave 75 4 Airfest 2012 Thunderbirds II by AirshowDave Airfest 2012 Thunderbirds II :iconairshowdave:AirshowDave 122 26 N9MB Flying Wing by AirshowDave N9MB Flying Wing :iconairshowdave:AirshowDave 197 19 Horsemen 2012 IV by AirshowDave Horsemen 2012 IV :iconairshowdave:AirshowDave 55 2




Crasio M Giovanni
United States
Current Residence: North Dakota
Favourite genre of music: British Rock
Favourite photographer: Robert Nelson
Favourite style of art: Pencil
Operating System: Mac OS-9, Window XP
MP3 player of choice: iPod Shuffle
Personal Quote: The secret to personal finance is cheap hobbies
I haven't done many drawings with regular pens, either ball point or felt tip. Either I was young and and didn't have access to them or was older and was using bottled inks and more exotic writing utensils.
When I was a kid in the 70s my friends and I drew with pencils and ball point pens that were everywhere. In the mid 70s it seemed the felt tip pen was introduced. The Bic 'Banana' made the biggest impact as it was advertised with funny commercials featuring Mel Brooks and Charles Nelson Reiley <cite>YouTube</cite>. I colored many early drawing with these pens until they went dry. At this point I went on to better materials.

Around 1980 I discovered the Pilot pen. At our office we had three colors: Black, Blue, and Red. What made this pen so great was the ink was water soluble. The Black pens in particular would dissolve into a beautiful indigo. I probably made half a dozen drawings with these pens. The blue and red made for nice quick accent colors on drawings using art inks. Here's a drawing I did of Terry Wells circa late 1980.
When I ran out of these pens I couldn't find any substitutes- not that I looked very hard.

A couple years ago I ran across the Zebra 'Jimnie' gel rollerball pen. This was a nice pen but it wouldn't do the wash trick that the old Pilot's would, but it did draw with very little skipping and the black ink looked good.
I did this drawing of Veronica Karecova with it.

Recently I went all yuppie and picked up some Moleskine notebooks(there's a journal entry by itself.) I was looking for a pen to use on it. I ran across this article: Covert a Pilot G2 Pen into a Montblanc; so I picked up some Pilot G2 pens and some inexpensive Montblanc refills and made the hack. It worked fine. The Montblanc didn't write well on the Moleskine paper. The Pilot G2 pens were better but still not the best. (I found cheap Bic Ultra Round Stic Grip pens worked best on the Moleskine paper.)
I did notice the Pilot G2 ink was water soluble much like the Pilot pens of the 80s. Again the black pens did the best job. Although water would create a nice wash, it wouldn't lift much of the original ink off so the original lines stayed relatively dark. I changed my drawing style leaving the light gray areas white. I then lift ink in darker areas and use it for the lighter grays. When I'm done I let it dry. I noticed once there is a wash on the paper, the ink flows much easier. I don't know if this is caused by sizing in the Canson paper? Once dry I go back and make the dark areas darker and do a few more washes if necessary.


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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much for all the adds to your collection.
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thanks for the add :)
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thank so very much for adding so many of my shots to your faves im very gratefull
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