I am an artist living in the rainforest on the east coast of Australia.
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.
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.
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 enjoy bringing a bit of story-telling and hopefully ambiguity into my drawings. Done with my TWSBI fountain pen and watercolour in my moleskine
Fountain pen and watercolour in my moleskine. This was a lot of fun, but challenging to balance what to colour and what to leave.
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.
This is a closeup of the Fox and Raven Frame I posted the other day. It is done with fountain pen in my moleskine.
Pen and watercolour in my moleskine. As some of you are on your phone, I thought a detail shot might be helpful.
Fountain pen with de Atramentis urban grey ink in my moleskine. Tombow markers for the diluted greys.
Pen and watercolour in an old sketchbook. From a few years ago, but still has meaning for me. A consistent theme, animals and women.
Pen and ink in my moleskine. Using the wonderful Albrecht Durer for a drawing lesson.
It is day 14 of inktober2020 and I couldn't resist the prompt Armor.
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.
Trying out a drawn frame, like they often did in medieval times.
Fountain pen and DeAtramentis ink in my moleskine. The complete frame was posted a few days ago.
Day 8 of inktober and the prompt is Teeth.
Nick is excited to go out, he doesn't care what the reason is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.