Ink, 8″ x 10″
I almost forgot to post my drawing! I was laying in bed and couldn’t sleep and realized it. This is another Sktchy inspired portrait. The photo is so strange- I’ve been fascinated by it for a while. The mask was fun to draw. I used my thumb to tap the ink and make texture, or smudge to make a dark gradient. The dress was another story. Suggesting white lace is a real challenge with black ink.
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.
Ink and coffee on watercolor paper, 5″ x 8″
“Ain’t No Wifey” was drawn in a Strathmore watercolor book. The inspiration for this drawing came from Sktchy. The sweet face, the leopard print coat, the hat and the cool little Vans shoes hooked me and I had to draw her. The foreshortening at this angle is tricky! Most of the line work was done with waterproof ink, and then I re-stated some of the marks with water-soluble ink where I wanted it to bleed. I created the tones and washes with a water brush loaded with coffee.
Ink, 8″ x 8″
The Inktober challenge Day 2 prompt is “divided”. I began with a couple drawings of Ian Curtis of Joy Division but they were just not working out. When a Joy Division song popped up on my playlist I called out ,”Ian! I’m trying!” In the end it was a bust.
“What else can I do?” I wondered. Divided, divided, house divided? Lincoln! And that is how I got to Lincoln from Joy Division.
Tomorrow I am working a Princess Bride theme. It is the 30th anniversary of the film, after all, and it’s returning to some theaters for limited dates this month. Fun stuff!
Ink, graphite, gouache. 12cm x 20cm.
If you are on Sktchy you will probably recognize this guy. If you aren’t on Sktchy, yes he really looks like this! His pictures are super fun to draw from.
Graphite, gouache, ink. 13cm x 20cm
This drawing is from last November. My source photo has been misplaced and I cannot remember who it is. It’s in the computer somewhere. I drew with sanguine marker first, put in the darks with black brush pen, and then used a white gel pen for the lights.
Graphite, gouache, ink. 5″ x 6″
I have found that orange is difficult to draw over. Not physically difficult, I mean the brightness is distracting! Read More
Graphite. 5″ x 8″.
I found this drawing today while flipping through a sketchbook and drinking my morning coffee. Read More
Ink, 5″ x 8″
There is an app out there for people like me who like to draw random strangers. There appears to be a lot of us! The app is called Sktchy, and I learned about it from another artist whose blog I have followed for a long time. Sktchy is a great source of inspiration for anyone who likes to draw, sketch, or paint people. If you use Sktchy I’m on as Siver Black.
The drawing here was done with PITT art markers and a Pentel Pocket Brush pen.
Pencil, Ink, Gouache, 5″ x 8″
While drawing last night I stood the book up on the table in order to view from a short distance. It is helpful to change perspective in order to better see what is working and what is not. Flipping the work upside down or looking at it in the mirror also helps. Read More