"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.
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 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.
This panda wants to go fishing. 5"x7" ink and watercolor on Strathmore mixed media paper.
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.
Around The Table. pen, ink, colored pencil and watercolor on Arches 140 gram hot press paper.
A Lunar Chinese New Year Entry - 2018 its the year of dog! Woof Woof~
Watercolour and ink on paper, 254X178mm. A more planned drawing, based on a little sketchbook doodle
"Zendalasphere" 6"x4.5" Watercolor/India Ink
More watercolor Berliners
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.
Watercolor Demogorgon eating upside down pineapple cake.
The Knitter Pen, ink, watercolor and colored pencil
Yesterdays doodle (watercolor/ink/6x9")
Nerded out at the Kennedy Space Center last summer. Here are a few of the sketches.
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
https://www.behance.net/gallery/66951945/BITE-MEAL-snack-bar-package-design more about the project it was used
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Ghost Circle. Drawn using a Platinum 3776 Century SF with Noodlers 41 Brown ink. Painted with Prima Watercolor "Decadent Pies."
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.
I was asked by a kid recently what 'thinking outside the box' means. The only way I could answer was with a watercolor doodle.
"Pokatopia" 11x9" watercolor/india ink
Albuquerque, which was under the ocean at one time.
Watercolor,ink and felt pen.
Unipin on watercolor paper
A mix of beauty and madness
Fruits have insecurities too. From the series "Forlorn Fruits"