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Pen Porn: Stanford Pen Studio Sketched Fashion

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Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for pen envy or impulse purchases resulting from viewing this post.

Per usual, you can click on the images to view them larger. I do my best to provide you with the high-quality pen porn. πŸ˜‰

I don’t know where to start with the Sketched Fashion. This is my first pen from artist Val Myburgh, one of Stanford Pen Studio‘s artist collaborators. Like all but one of my Stanford Pen Studio purchases, this was a commissioned piece.

Before I dive into the pen porn, allow me to say that I refer to the art on this pen as “sketches” and various versions of that several times in this post. I don’t mean that the work is rough or unfinished. I’m referring to the linework style and the fact that there isn’t any color fill. Sketch seems like the best word to describe the style, and I want to make sure no one thinks I mean anything insulting.

Stanford Pen Studio Sketched Fashion

Per usual, allow me to start with the 360Β° views.

Stanford Pen Studio Sketched Fashion 360 degree layout.

I think it makes the most sense to start from the top and work my way down. The various styles of shading in the hairdo all work together beautifully. And I must admit I love the white-dotted “gems.”

The dress also has various styles of shading, although more hatching than anything else. I love the squiggles that read as embroidery and lace.

And, of course, even the finials have something to offer. The cap finial has the standard Stanford Pen Studio logo coin. The barrel finial has a lovely architectural leaf scroll design.

I love this sketchy art style. It’s unique to my pen collection β€” for how long, I don’t know. Val’s rendering of the various details means that whether you’re viewing the pen close up or from a distance, you can admire amazing art.

SPS Sketched Fashion uncapped with the cap standing behind it

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