Saturday, 27 August 2011

IF Disguise


                                             Size: 24 x 21 cms
                                             Media: Ink on Paper
                                             Pens: Rotring, Sailor , & Pentel Waterbrush

IF theme this week is ' disguise'. "Everyone is Jesus in disguise." ( Mother Teresa ).

Saturday, 20 August 2011

IF Influence

                                        Size: 17 x 11 cms
                                        Media: Ink on paper (Black Parker Quink)
                                        Pen: Noodler's Flex Nib

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. A quote by Mark Twain.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Wet Cowboys

                                            Size: 15 x 20 cms
                                            Media: Ink and watercolour on paper
                                            Pens: Hero 616 & Pentel waterbrush


                                           Size: 15 x 20 cms.
                                           Media: Ink,Graphite, watercolour on paper.
                                           Pens: Hero 616, Pentel waterbrush

                                                Size: 12 x 16 cms.
                                                Media: Ink on paper
                                                Pens: Lamy Al Star, Hero 616 and Pentel waterbrush

Continuing with the cowboys from the last post, I wanted to make some experiments using non-waterproof Ink for a change to see how it looked with a controlled wash of watercolour or just water. I usually stick to waterproof inks which do not run with a wash and the results can be fairly predictable. This ink will run and offers a less defined line,which when washed, will spread and mix with other colours altering form and feel.
I enjoyed doing this and will try using it again in future posts.


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

If Imperfect

                                           Size:19 x 20 cms
                                           Media: Indian Ink on paper
                                           Pen: Lamy Al star

                                        Size: 29 x 19 cms
                                        Media: Indian Ink on Paper
                                        Pens: Noodler's Flex nib & Lamy Alstar

                                             Size: 14 x 13 cms
                                             Media: Indian ink on paper
                                             Pen: Lamy Al star EF

                                                Size: 15 x 17 cms
                                                Media: Indian ink on paper
                                                Pen: Noodlers Flex nib & Lamy al star.

This weeks IF theme 'Imperfect'. I thought about the Imperfect tense whilst doing these drawings and also the Imperfect side of Artwork that I am attracted to.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Hippopotamus 40

                               Size: 19 x 14 cms.
                               Media: Ink and watercolour on paper
                               Pens: Noodlers Flex Nib and Pentel waterbrush

My friend Judith asked me if I would draw her a Hippo as they are one of her favourite animals. I finally got around to drawing this one for her 40th Birthday which is in two weeks time. The Noodler's Golden Brown ink that I used was not as waterproof as I had expected and I tried to incorporate the brown stains into the watercolour. She likes the result and will get it framed when she returns to Ireland from her holiday in Spain.