Imaginary Skies Art by Carina Bruce-Kadow

Ballpoint Pen Sketches

Ballpoint Pen Sketch of Nyssa
“She kissed back! <3”

My Instagram‘s a strange beast, I’ve found. So many of my fully finished illustrations barely get seen, but something as simple as these ballpoint pen sketches get tons of time. Perhaps these are simply more eye-catching on the phone compared to something more complex like my first vignette. Perhaps my hashtag-game’s more on point. Or perhaps I simply had more active followers back in 2017 when I originally posted them to instagram. I do not know.

What I do know is that I enjoyed doing these. And I wish I had a whole sketchbook with this kind of quality, but they are pretty high-stress. Not much room for error, you know? But the biggest problem to continue doing these is that I have to keep track of things like my ballpoint pens. And I keep losing those all over the place. Sketchbooks, too. *Pfoof* Gone.

So, when I scribble, I usually do it on any random dotted/lined paper I have at hand and digitise it as soon as possible. Ballpoint pen makes for some real nice sketches though. I really should turn a few of them into vignettes.


By Carina
Imaginary Skies Art by Carina Bruce-Kadow