I am an artist living in the rainforest on the east coast of Australia.
That soft squishy frog body feels the need for some protection in times like these.
This guy is feeling a bit fragile today, so he got his armour out.
Rat armoured up and ready to defend. Fountain pen in my moleskine.
Trying out different approaches with my fountain pen.
Playing with some animals in armour in my sketchbook.
I went out drawing in the nearby town and saw this attractive house on the edge of the park. I think it must have been built there before the park came into being.
I love drawing when I am waiting on someone. It transforms the time, and rather than feeling impatient often I am hoping they will take longer so I can finish the drawing.
The Primal inktober prompt today is Hunter. Not sure this is finished, fountain pen in my moleskine 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.
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.