A Weeping Devil for Inktober, day 3. It has some things going for it but a bunch of details that are bothering me as well. But it’s Inktober, it’s late, I’m posting it. Day 3 done!
Take a breath, learn from the mistakes, and move on.
Pilot parallel pens, Pentel color brushes, Speedball super black on Strathmore Bristol-Smooth
Ink, 8″ x 10″
A woman in a crow mask for Inktober, day 2. I spent a couple of hours on another drawing that just wasn’t working out the way I wanted. This one felt rushed because of it, especially the torso. That’s ok- I’m mostly pleased with it. Besides, I had to have something done for day 2! It’s too early to fall behind. The failed drawing still interests me so I’ll revisit it in a couple of days or maybe next week.
Materials: Pilot Parallel Pen with waterproof ink, Pentel Pocket Brush, Pentel Color brushes in grey and black, Speedball Super Black for the spatter. All on Strathmore Bristol- smooth. That is a lot of “P’s” in those pens! Now that I think of it my other 2 favorite tools are P’s also: PITT artist pens and Platinum Preppy fountain pens.
Ink, 8″ x 10″
Here is my drawing for Inktober, Day 1. Going to make this short because I feel like there are 47,000 different things I need to get done this afternoon.
For the ink and paper nerds here are my materials: Pentel Pocket Brush, Pentel Color Brush with grey ink, Platinum Preppy fountain pen with waterproof ink, spatter with Speedball Super Black, all on Strathmore Bristol- smooth.
Ink and watercolor, 9″ x 7″
I have driven past this boat numerous times over the last few months and it always makes me sad. On a dreary grey day a couple of weeks ago I stopped to draw it. The drawing is unfinished because it began raining too hard to continue.
These drawings were done at a weekly life drawing session at Archway Gallery in Houston, Texas. The first drawing is of the other artists. I began before the model arrived and added to it here and there during the session.
The drawing sessions begin with a series of 2 minute warm-ups and then some 5’s and 10 or 12 minute poses. The above drawing was the first 5 minute pose of the session and I remember this because of something very specific. The gallery manager came in and asked “Does anyone here drive a silver BMW? You need to move it because it’s blocking the neighbor in.” Our model, unmoving, smiles and says “Yeah, that’s mine.” Wouldn’t you know it, the naked guy is the one who has to go move his car.
Ink and watercolor, 7.5″ x 9.5″
My truck needed an oil change and some brake work done. I brought my sketching gear with me with the intent of drawing my truck up on the lift and capturing a mechanic or two in action. Instead I found this!
Ink, 6″ x 9″
This is a 1937 Morris, a car make I had never heard of until seeing this one. They were a British car manufacturer and were the creator of the Mini. The owner of this car drives it nearly every day, as long as it’s not raining.
Ink on paper, 6″ x 8″
It seems to me that every time I sit at my computer I do the same things: look at Facebook for far too long, check the weather, look at the news and email. An hour is gone and I probably didn’t even do the thing that I had intended to do in the first place.
I am pleased to announce the Siver Black online store is open! Above are my first two print offerings: “Homage to JCV” and “Homage to JCV 2”. The black ink print is a limited edition of 47, the color print an edition of 12. These are hand-pulled by me in my studio, not made by machines.
The shop only has US shipping listed. Message me for international shipping prices.
Trial Proof, woodcut relief print, 12″ x 18″
This is a trial proof of the color version of my new woodcut print. I printed magenta first, then blue, then yellow, and finally black. The yellow block is where the magic happens,