Saturday, 26 November 2011

IF Round

                                               Size: 24 x 13 cms
                                               Media: Ink on Paper
                                               Pen: Lamy AL Star & Rotring artpen EF

                                                Size: 16 x 10 cms
                                                Media: Ink on Paper (Noodler's Golden Brown ink)
                                                Pen: Hero M86 Fountain pen

                                                  Size: 24 x 9 cms
                                                  Media: Ink on Paper (Golden Brown)
                                                  Pen: Noodlers Flex Nib

This weeks IF theme is 'Round'.

Apparently, round things are more aerodynamic which means they have less resistance to airflow..they should have less drag..therefore I suppose they should be faster...round is good....sometimes.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

IF Vanity

                                                     Size: 12 x 14 cms
                                                     Media: Ink on Paper
                                                     Pen: Lamy Al Star

It's costly to be vain...

Thursday, 17 November 2011


                                                              Size: 11 x 19 cms
                                                              Media: Ink on Paper
                                                              Pen: Lamy Fountain pen

                                                 Size: 20 x 16 cms.
                                                 Media: Ink on Paper
                                                 Pens: Sailor Calligraphy, Lamy, Rotring Artpen.

Sometimes its good to leave your comfort zone when drawing and experiment with some doodles...I did a lot of doodling today and here are two of them. I can't really explain in what direction I am going but I suppose Artwork should really speak for itself. I hope posts like this happen on a weekly basis...I'll try and make that happen (or edit the text on this bit out at a later date!!).

Saturday, 12 November 2011

IF Silent

                                                       Size: 9 x 16 cms
                                                       Media: Ink on Paper
                                                       Pen: Noodler's Flex Nib Fountain pen

                                                       Size: 10 x 16 cms
                                                       Media: Ink on Paper
                                                       Pen: Noodler's Flex Nib Fountain pen

I was not going to write anything with this post as it seemed to fit the theme of ' Silent', but..... (silent pause)......I want to explain my thoughts. I felt that there is a relationship between light and noise and dark and silent, and to try and portray that, I have used a cross-hatching technique which gradually applies more ink to the paper by applying more black ink lines, eliminating the white and therefore eliminating half of the sound. On these experimental drawings, the sound comes in from the right and disappears to the left. This could be reversed I suppose, but in my mind, if I was to draw silence, the page would have been black...... some might think white!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

IF Stripes

                                Size: 21 x 16 cms
                                Media: Ink and Watercolour on Paper
                                Pens: Sailor Sapporo, Pentel Waterbrush, Lamy

This weeks IF theme is 'Stripes' and this is the Boss with more than anyone......