More ballpoint pen experiments. This was trying to "blend" colors, using ball point pens in a similar way to colored pencils. I found Layering evenly to be pretty difficult, esp with the pens blotching and very very limited burnishing. The interesting thing is that the paper doesn't seem to get "tired" the way it does with pencils. This is just cheap printer card stock.
Love dahlias, not just because they are so ornate, but also because they bloom so very late. The tuberous begonias and potted dahlias are still in full bloom at the start of November, how cool is THAT? (For the northern hemisphere and 47th parallel, no less!) This is a stylized drawing in colored pencils.
The endangered Black-footed Tree Rat or Djintamoonga is a native found in the northern regions of Australia. One of the country’s largest rodents, they are threatened by local extinction due to the presence of invasive feral cats and habitat change.
G10 pen sketch, watercolor light and dark for trees.
Painted in oil