We’re delighted with the launch of the new brochure for the internationally renowned Great Dixter House and Gardens at Northiam near Rye, East Sussex.
Designed, artworked and produced by Stewart 2, Cherry created all the illustrations and the map entirely with fountain pen inks. Using Octopus Fluids Write and Draw Inks for the line work, she then used a combination of Robert Oster, Diamine and Nick Stewart fountain pen inks for the colour fills. Of note, Cherry used a Desiderata Daedalus pen with a zebra G flex nib and a customised feed from Beaufort Inks for the line work.
The client absolutely loved the energy and vivid colours that the illustrations evoked and said that the art really does do justice to the horticultural splendour of one of England’s finest and most revered country gardens. The client was also quite taken aback when told that the medium used was Fountain Pen Ink!
Of note: The techniques that Cherry used will be featured in our next online Fountain Pen Ink Art course which we’re just starting to pull together. The story of our initial course is detailed here.
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