I am an artist living in the rainforest on the east coast of Australia.
Fountain pen and DeAtramentis ink in my moleskine. The complete frame was posted a few days ago.
This is a closeup of the Fox and Raven Frame I posted the other day. It is done with fountain pen in my moleskine.
This was done with fountain pen in my moleskine sketchbook. I wanted to try out a frame like they used to create for book illustrations. This is after an illustration by Virgil Solis from 1563. I have changed it to make it more contemporary.
I sat on the ground at the boat harbour to draw this. I felt a bit self conscious as everyone started emerging from the boat as I was obviously drawing it. I thought it was empty! I have never drawn a boat before and don't know much about them. It was fascinating.
Trying out a drawn frame, like they often did in medieval times.
Pen and Tombow markers in my moleskine. This one is straight from the street, while sitting on a nearby park bench.
Pen and watercolour in my moleskine. As some of you are on your phone, I thought a detail shot might be helpful.
Fountain pen and watercolour in my moleskine. This was a lot of fun, but challenging to balance what to colour and what to leave.
Pen and watercolour in an old sketchbook. From a few years ago, but still has meaning for me. A consistent theme, animals and women.
Fountain pen with de Atramentis urban grey ink in my moleskine. Tombow markers for the diluted greys.
Here I was trying an experiment using pencil and Tombow watercolour markers for lighter tones with the ink. Not sure how well it works. I am open to feedback.
Pen and ink in my moleskine. Using the wonderful Albrecht Durer for a drawing lesson.
I enjoy bringing a bit of story-telling and hopefully ambiguity into my drawings. Done with my TWSBI fountain pen and watercolour in my moleskine
This was done on the spot with a fountain pen in my moleskine. During this time of Covid, Australia is a bit of a haven for some travellers. We have always had loads of oversea tourists. I imagine the couple who lived in this van had decided to wait it out. I was fortunate in that they were repacking while I was drawing, so I had a bit of time.
For the past years I have been mainly painting in acrylic. But since my last show I have taken this time to return to my love of drawing and am mostly experimenting. I am using fountain pen for the first time and really enjoying it.