I am an artist living in the rainforest on the east coast of Australia.
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.
The endangered Black-footed Tree Rat or Djintamoonga is a native found in the northern regions of Australia. One of the country’s largest rodents, they are threatened by local extinction due to the presence of invasive feral cats and habitat change.
Poor little sapling that was in our drive. I pulled it and the roots were so beautiful that I had to draw them.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
It is day 14 of inktober2020 and I couldn't resist the prompt Armor.
Trying out different approaches with my fountain pen.
Fountain pen in sketchbook
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.
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
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.
While visiting a friend, I took some time to draw his cabin.
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.
I recently finished this sketch of an interesting house in a town about an hour away. I was fascinated by all that was going on.
Fountain pen and watercolour in my moleskine. This was a lot of fun, but challenging to balance what to colour and what to leave.
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.
My family used to go to the same cabins at Netart’s Bay every year for a week at the beach. A happy memory.