I am an artist living in the rainforest on the east coast of Australia.
I was up visiting Coolangadah and found this house across from the beach. There was also a picnic table, so perfect time to draw.
Fountain pen in sketchbook
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.
This is a drawing of the little joey bandicoot we found in his mama’s pouch after she had been hit by a car.
A study of armour using a photo by @douglasharris07. I asked his permission first.
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.)
A second go at my drawing 'Animal Parade'. I wanted to try a different approach, a bit darker.
Drawn in the town near where I live.
This began as a study of armour. While researching women’s armour , I was annoyed by how sexualised the images were. The women were all beautiful, sexy and usually scantily clad. This seems so stupid. What good is armour that doesn’t cover your most vulnerable parts? So I set out to draw a more realistic warrior, strong and sturdy, suitably clad for the fight.
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.
Poor little sapling that was in our drive. I pulled it and the roots were so beautiful that I had to draw them.
Detail of the Squirrel and the Hare
An experiment to see if I could represent decay using line. I learned a lot.
The ink drops were unintentional. The hazards of using a fountain pen.
Pen and ink in my moleskine sketchbook.
While visiting a friend, I took some time to draw his cabin.
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.