I am an artist living in the rainforest on the east coast of Australia.
This is my second version of this drawing. If anyone has an opinion on which version they like better, I would love to hear it. (Sorry, you have to go back several pages of my uploads to see it.)
I am loving sketching when I am out and about. It is very different than working in my studio - and gives me ideas for my imaginary drawings.
This was inspired by one of @JunkyardSam's drawings. I loved his linked islands and wanted to do my version. Thankyou Junkyard Sam for your inspiration. It is good fun to try on someone else’s outlook.
An experiment to see if I could represent decay using line. I learned a lot.
Day 7 of inktober2020 and the prompt is Fancy (referring to his hat). I like this pen and ink approach better than most of my earlier inktober drawings. I prefer the teeny tiny scratchings to marker.
Nick insists on taking his special hat with him.
Trying out different approaches with my fountain pen.
This is the full spread in my moleskine of Return of the Polar Bear. It is after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, an artist from the 16th century, with my own changes.
It is day 14 of inktober2020 and I couldn't resist the prompt Armor.
My family used to go to the same cabins at Netart’s Bay every year for a week at the beach. A happy memory.
While visiting a friend, I took some time to draw his cabin.
The ink drops were unintentional. The hazards of using a fountain pen.
A second go at my drawing 'Animal Parade'. I wanted to try a different approach, a bit darker.
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.
Pen and ink in my moleskine. I posted the entire drawing a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed drawing this. I felt like I was drawing someone's lost thoughts.
Done with fountain pen in my moleskine. My first drawing for this year's inktober. I decided to use inktober as a way to experiment with different approaches. (There is also a hidden story if you follow me along.)
Mig always feeds Anie at the same time because she read that fish can get anxious if they don't know when their food is coming.
Drawn in the town near where I live.
Fountain pen in sketchbook
A detail from Polar Bear Ship, a recently finished drawing after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, an artist of the 15th century. I changed it a fair bit, his didn't have polar bears - or any animals. I wanted to try out his style. I like this way of drawing.
Detail of the Squirrel and the Hare
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 is the other half of Return of the Polar Bear, a drawing in my moleskine. It is after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, an artist from the 16th century. I began it as a way to try out his intricate use of line and hatching. The subject matter altered some along the way - his etching didn't have any animals, and of course mine had to be all about the animals. I also simplified. It turned out to be a wonderful lesson.