I bought a drip pen so I had to test it out. I like using India Ink but traditionally have only ever used it with a brush. I decided to combine some watercolour paint with the ink and I really like the overall effect (even though the likeness is not great).
A friend Con commented on one of my pieces and he mentioned that he would like to have his portrait one day. I couldn't resist the urge to do a quick watercolour portrait.
I've always been fascinated by watercolour sketching. It seems like a form of magic, and I couldn't begin to imagine how people pull it off.
I really like working with ink and brush. It has a fluidity about it that I can't begin to reproduce with other mediums. This is a portrait of Dailybooth user daniellkemp.
It's been some time since I've really posted anything here. You could be forgiven for thinking this meant no artistic output, but, actually, this has been a surprisingly prolific time for me.
The process of this drawing is interesting to me on a couple of fronts. Firstly this is probably the first example of life drawing I've done. Normally I work from photographs. But this time I used my own reflection in real time.
This is a portrait of my dear friend Annabel (known affectionately as "Twitter's Sweetheart"). I'm not sure it was exactly what I wanted to capture but I really enjoyed experimenting a lot with this one.
Every time I upload something lately someone comes out of the woodwork to tell me how terrible it is. I must be a glutton for punishment.
I'm posting this despite the 16 year old Japanese girl (unknown to me) who insisted this was "not good at all" and that I should keep practicing. As it happens this was part of my practice!
I've been feeling quite disillusioned lately. I was surprised at how much it lifted my spirits to see this painting in a frame (even a cheap frame).