"A happy little planet but these aliens have landed and seem to be taking people away." A watercolored fountain pen drawing in my Moleskine sketchbook.
Ink and Watercolor sketch of octopus. Normally I start with a pencil outline, then go over it with micron pens. But I'm learning to skip the pencil step and just sketch with ink. I helps you not to overthink things. Once you lay the ink line down on the paper it's there to stay. You can't erase and there isn't an undo like you have when working digitally. You just have to work around any "mistakes" you make. I'm also working on sketching faster because I just don't have that much free time these days. Trying to produce a new sketch every day is a real challenge.
of. Malaysian delights: Ais Kacang, Cendol and traditional ice shaving machine :) Ais kacang literally mean “Bean ice” also commonly known as ABC. Which cendol, the brother (or maybe sister) of ice kacang is an iced sweet dessert that contains droplets of worm-like green rice flour jelly, coconut milk and palm sugar syrup.
I've started a new mixed media sketchbook. Which is often times unexplainably daunting. To get over it I just dive in with lots of color. Then the fun begins.
Random fun with a Pilot Custom 823 EF in my Moleskine - and now for a dash of watercolor!
I have been really enjoying this motif lately of mixing geometric shapes and linework with the fluidity of watercolor.
This panda wants to go fishing. 5"x7" ink and watercolor on Strathmore mixed media paper.
Illustration done with watercolors
Watercolor Demogorgon eating upside down pineapple cake.
This shambling creature haunts the fetid marshlands and is a protector of the birds and beasts who reside there. He's ancient, the last of his kind and a gentle soul who would much rather hide under the sticky mud than come face to face with a stranger.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/66951945/BITE-MEAL-snack-bar-package-design more about the project it was used
The Knitter Pen, ink, watercolor and colored pencil
This is from one of my older sketchbooks. I used salt on the red watercolor paint while it was still wet to get the textured background effect.
"Zendalasphere" 6"x4.5" Watercolor/India Ink
Around The Table. pen, ink, colored pencil and watercolor on Arches 140 gram hot press paper.
Ink & watercolor on 12x10 Arches watercolor paper
Selling tea by the roadside, this guy did brisk business on a cold morning.
Have been following the tutorials from draw with Shiba on YouTube. They're not as great as his. But I do like the way they came out.
More watercolor Berliners
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A Lunar Chinese New Year Entry - 2018 its the year of dog! Woof Woof~
Class demos in my "Sketching for Animators and Illustrators" class. The building in the foreground is a students sketch I xeroxed and went over with acrylics. This is about a half hour in. We also looked at brush-pen and watercolor. I'm doing a summer ver
Ghost Circle. Drawn using a Platinum 3776 Century SF with Noodlers 41 Brown ink. Painted with Prima Watercolor "Decadent Pies."
"Pokatopia" 11x9" watercolor/india ink