art journal page Little Goldfish

Art journal page using my seldom-used supplies

Little Goldfish done in Faber-Castell Pitt pen
Little Goldfish

Do Faber-Castell Pitt pens still work after sitting in a drawer for a couple of years?

Faber-Castell Pitt pens

The answer is YES, most of them.  I did have trouble with my Warn Grey, but it still had enough ink for me to use it as a blending tool for the other colors that still worked.

I also got out my Liquitex matte fluid  medium, which I need to use more often than I do, and my Faber-Castell Gelato’s for some background colors.

I don’t color very often, only using the Pitt pens as a little bit of shading over the last couple of years, so the pens were the first thing I reached for when I decided that this project was all about using seldom used supplies.  While doing this project, I found that I really love using the Pitt pens, but I am still not a big fan of the Gelato’s.  Even though the Gelato’s are a water soluble pigment crayon, it feels waxy to me, like oil based products.

art journal page Little Goldfish
Little Goldfish

When the shark appeared on the page next to the goldfish, the first thing that popped into my head was a catchy little tune from the B-movie “Hello Down There” from when I was a kid,  Little Goldfish  .  This link will take you to YouTube to hear the song, but be warned, it’s one of those that you can’t get out of your head, but wish that you could!

Pop-eye goldfish


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