I am an artist living in the rainforest on the east coast of Australia.
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.
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.
It is day 14 of inktober2020 and I couldn't resist the prompt Armor.
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.
Day 10 of inktober2020 and the prompt is Hope. While taking the elevator, Mig is reassured by her neighbour that everything is okay despite what she heard on the news.
Day 8 of inktober and the prompt is Teeth.
Nick is excited to go out, he doesn't care what the reason is.
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.
Day 6 of inktober and the prompt is rodent. I used to have a pet rat years ago. She was so smart and would come when I called. I used to let her go outside and she would return to her cage at night. Until the day she didn't.
Mig always takes Nick with her when she goes out.
Day 5 of inktober and the prompt is BLADE. Today's drawing was done with fountain pen, ink wash and tombow markers.
Mig doesn't know what to expect, so she decides to take the big knife with her.
Inktober day 4. I am using inktober2020 as a way to try out different approaches in pen and ink. I don't really like this one, but include it as part of the experiment and the story.
The radio blares out that there had been a major explosion in the old Mill Building.
Day 3 submission for inktober2020. The prompt is bulky. Created with a fountain pen and ink wash.
Mig grabs her big coat as it is cold out.
Whisp, day 2 of inktober. Done with my TWSB Eco fountain pen with an extra fine nib. I think I like this approach better than yesterday's. I like the fine cross-hatching.
Mig looks up and sees smoke coming from a distance.
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.
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.
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.