I picked up some cheap watercolors. Mostly I’ve been doing drawings in black and white. It’s simpler that way. But I do love color. I also got some better India ink for the blacks. I’d been using Black Cat, the Blicks store brand, and it bleeds all over when watercolor is put on it (so much for the “waterproof” claims on the label). I’m now trying out Sennelier Indian Ink and Dr. Ph. Martin’s Black Star HICARB (oops, I meant to get Matte). Not sure which I like better yet, but the Black Star seems to be able to make thinner lines (using dip pens). Both are very waterproof. Here’s a doodle I did. I love how active water colors and dip pens are especially on watercolor paper, which has a little texture to it. It makes simple drawing look less flat. Really, this was a test of the new media, but there are some cool bits (ooh, sexy naked lady by the ocean!). The quotes are unattributed in the drawing, but come from Velvet Underground, Sun Ra and Ween songs.