Carrie Holst introduced me to the "Elegant Writer" pen, showing me how you can add water to the ink to achieve a cool wash. I feel super lucky to know Carrie, getting to hang out with her and Carolyn Rondthaler on Tuesdays. They are both gifted artists, always experimenting and encouraging everyone (yes, even oil painters) to follow suit. The Elegant writer thing is a fun deal..you should try it too!
Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Girl in a hat, Ink (Elegant Writer Pen) & water over gessoed paper.