I am amateur artist. I draw all time from kid to teenage but then it almost completely ended. Start again in 2014 after few decades in blank paper
I specialize in drawing, illustration, pen and ink, sketchbook.
An article/rant/annotation to an illustration. A #Hackney bar and its flies.
This picture is not as sad and blue as it might at first seem, I promise.
It is early in the week and the pub becomes the territory of the most outspoken drinkers. Raised somewhere between Churchill and Harold MacMillan, a night such as this is time for them to spin out a yarn of nostalgic fantasy. Encouraged by the lack of a crowd and with space to fill, statements start to fly.
In the opening rounds the barman athletically hits back with factual blocks and reality-check haymakers; statistics and personal experiences are given. Two histories cross examined, one where 1982 means Thatcher and the Falklands, the other renders Reagan and the AIDS crisis. Stoicism and national pride vs mental health and realism.
In the latter rounds the barman is fatigued, swaying on the backbar, glasses begin to stack up as form begins to drop. The older men seem stronger than ever.
The barflies come in close now, they scrutinise his generations work ethic and make wild political comments on poverty, immigrants and the minimum wage.
The barman is close to sheer bloody despair, he maintains his defence and focuses on breathing while maintaining his professional stance.
But at the end of the night the barman knows HE will ring that bell, they will politely leave and they will return again in a week and maybe, just maybe there will be a change, common ground or maybe at least polite silence.
But what these interactions have given despite the salt in the eye is community and an exchange between generations, culture and class of those participating. No home is ever straight forward, no relative without their good and bad traits and in a world where we often slide into echo chambers online or in our physical environments, the pub is still a place where society is family, face to face, pint to pint. Or maybe it's just a room with alcohol on tap?
A rabbit wondering about what he sees around him.
...and spring in my sketchbook 2019.
@ ANIA PAWLIK 2019
A few drawings/paintings from my class this week. I like to work alongside my students.
Moleskine doodling with some digital color
6 x 6 inch acrylic
Second up in the "uploading progress pieces since I get questions about my art process" is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle print I'm working on for a convention. This is the rough sketch, next up I'll clean it up and do my guide lines for inking. Hopefully I won't have to redraw Donatello
a simple floral pattern on a dark background
All done in mechanical pencil.... it’s taking a while.... roughly 20hrs in at this stage..
Next up is the finalized sketch. Specifically when I'm working on prints and commissions I do a detailed final sketch. It makes the inking/painting process a lot faster.
Rhythm section #1, done in 2015. Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke of The Smiths.
10 x 10 in. acrylic on wrapped canvas
doodling in journal
"If MF DOOM was a fox, he’d pro’ly steal a kid and lock it up in a box. But not to do it harm... More to save it from a life of working on a farm.
He’d do that kid a favor. He would save her. Just what you would expect from a friendly rapping neighbor."
Ballpoint & acrylic on an original 1924 vintage Vogue cover.
Tonight you should fall asleep with with fresh smudges of ink on your hands and fingers.
Kevin "cEvin Key" Crompton of the electro-industrial band Skinny Puppy with one of his many pets: Fisherman, the cat. Prints for sale @ etsy.com/shop/DrawingsByLucia.
Kevin Graham "Nivek Ogre" Ogilvie on a photoshoot done for his post-Skinny Puppy project: ohGr. Prints for sale @ etsy.com/shop/DrawingsByLucia.
I’m back! The game company I work for hit some turbulence and laid off half the studio. I’m still there but it took a while to adjust. Getting back to my own work now.
This was drawn with my Sailor King of Pen (M). What a pen! My Royal Tangerine 1911s is to the left for size comparison.
big flowers and leaves
Imaginary Friend Drawing Challenge