My first venture into artist grade colouring pencils - and I'm smitten! I never thought I could achieve such boldness and blendability with them! I'm still getting used to them and will think about choosing smoother paper with less tooth next time. The texture and weight was more for the water-based gouache along with alcohol inks (which are very unforgiving to even primed heavy paper!). Apologies for the unevenness of lighting between the 2 sides of paper; will correct that when I'm making proper image files.
It's hard to escape emotions. The normal part of life is to be braver when you're depressed. It's like the trapped pigeons. Up in the clouds, longing for freedom.
I've been seeing lots of new bird species around my neighbourhood, like robins and magpies!
I like to think this bird is watching me from the sea of uncertainty, and looking at all the things I will create in the future and secretly telling me to go on, without me knowing how they will turn out. And strangely, that is some kind of motivation for me. : .
Charcoal on wood
Finger painted on my iPad
Art from 2021 and 2020. I wanted to keep her skin dark, but the color made it hard to see the line art(same with the blue dress). I hope that doesn't change the overall feel of it.
Fingerpainting on iPad
Boredom, my muse, has come back into my life!!
Watercolour painting of Ponyo
Drawn on the iPad using Procreate. Guitar goes up to 11 ;)
Steve is a musician and head sound engineer for Microsoft in Seattle. I drew him after visiting, trying to capture a bit o the otherworldliness of his music.
Drawing Prompt Submission
Acrylic on cradled board
Missing people watching in public, and the smells and sounds of a coffeehouse. Pencil drawing with some digital painting.
An image for an upcoming poetry book, using lots of crosshatching with Rapidograph pens.
Just some disparate doodles created during February 2021, using multiple black ink biros and some HB graphite pencil for toning.
Gourd-face started out as a tiny doodle in my sketchbook but I couldn't stop thinking about him. So I drew several gourd-faces. This one has the unfortunate circumstance of growing on his face. Poor Gourdy. I drew him with pencil and then colored on the computer. Cheers!
Ink and watercolor
A colour sketch in preparation for a larger piece. The scene is from woodland very close to my home on a spring morning during last year's lockdown.