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Pen vs Pencil: A Philosophy And A Practice


At some point in my life, I started using pens to sketch. It kind of changed my life. It reminds me of that one quote by Omar Khayyám:

“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”

When I started sketching in pen, everything felt more permanent. It’s not like I was erasing when I was using pencils, but now there was a freedom to every stroke. Once it was created, there was no going back. My creative mark on the world, however small, was made.

I started filling up sketchbook after sketchbook and really getting better at creating ideas. This extended to how I work online as well. The creations can now just flow.

And if I don’t like what I created, I can just create another post tomorrow.

If you’d like to know what I’m sketching images for, please VISIT TRANSCENDENT PRESS.

– Mr Benja –

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