VERRRRY FUNNY MR. KIM hahaha. hope all things are well in cuse! IT IS WICKED COLD IN FLORENCE. I chose to go to florence this semester because i hate the winters in syracuse and it decided to follow me here. goddamnit. have you thought about studying abroad yet?
dude it’s actually been really nice here weather wise lol sucks for youuuuuuuuu. but i’m sure in a month or so you’ll have a beautiful mediterranean spring! your florence posts have been influencing me to choose florence… but i think i might try to do three cities if i can afford it and go somewhere else that’s not offered for architecture students during the semester, since I wouldn’t have to take studio. I dont know if that’s allowed, but I’m going to try.
what type of pen do you like to use to sketch? are they expensive?
the sketches from korea are done with a staedler pigment liner ($3) . I don’t actually like them much, they produce a pretty fat line, as you may have noticed with the drawings I put up. They look really flat because the pen doesn’t allow me to get much variance with line thickness.
I recently bought a Lamy Safari fountain pen ($35) to replace one that got stolen, but I need to change it to an extra-fine nib before it’s to my liking.
That was my usual set-up before the pen got stolen: lamy fountain pen with an EF nib and black Sailor ink ($12 a 50mL bottle on ebay).
I’ve been trying something new where I use one of those super thin Pilot Hi-Tec-C pens ($3 or 4, but hard to find in the US) for my lighter lines and the Lamy for darker lines.. the results are nice and detailed drawings with a really bold outline. These were for studio sketches that aren’t interesting, but if I have a chance to draw something cooler I’ll put em up so you can see what I’m talking about.
The prices on these pens aren’t too bad at all. A $100+ fountain pen can be nice I guess, but at the end of the day, a few cheap pens with different lineweights can get the job done, too, and you don’t need to worry about anyone stealing a $3 pen.
what's the nicest thing someone has done for you? what is the nicest thing you have done for someone? where do you want to live in 10 years? what is the funniest movie you've seen?
sorry for the delay with these replies..
i don’t really know how to answer the first one, i’ve lived quite some time and have had thousands and thousands of nice deeds done for me. the simple answer is my parents’ willingness to fund my college expenses without expecting much in return. maybe it’s because I don’t have kids, but I find it difficult to comprehend that kind of generosity.
the nicest thing I’ve done for someone… was illegal, so let’s not talk about that. (sorry i hate when people do that to me, start talking about something and abruptly say, “nevermind.”)
In 10 years I would like to be living in Seoul and the Bay Area, staying in seoul for spring and fall and cali for summer and winter. Definitely not going to happen, but the question’s about what I want, and I want that.
all these questions about the “most _____ thing” are really hard to answer.. this ones particularly a problem because I’m not a BIG fan of comedy films—I enjoy them for sure, but they all kind of blend in my mind after a few months..