Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Life in your head

                                                     Size: 10 x 14 cms
                                                     Media: Ink and crayon on paper
                                                     Pens: Sailor Sapporo FP & Prismacolor

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life in the confines of your head.
(Terry Josephson, Philosopher)

Saturday, 28 January 2012

IF Forward

                                        Size: 22 x 11 cms
                                        Media: Ink and watercolour on paper
                                        Pens: Gillott 404 and Pentel waterbrush

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

El Domingo en La Plaza (ink experiment)

                                                                  Size: 17 x 20 cms
                                                                  Media: Pen and Ink
                                                                  Pen: Noodler's Flex nib

I decided it was time to experiment a little as I hadn't done that for a while. I usually draw directly in ink without pre drawing in pencil...This can be quite dangerous as there is little to no room for 'errors'...if an 'error' is made, then it is usually incorporated into the work somehow...this is why I have a fairly scruffy style...they say it can give you a more natural line rather than a carefully planned one. Like everything, there are advantages and disadvantages. I noticed that when I use pure black ink, it can be very unforgiving trying to shade things with hatching and textures (often ending up with areas far darker than required.) I also enjoy using brown ink as this starts off light and gets darker the more you put on..pretty useful with the direct ink technique. My experiment today, was to mix a 'gray' ink by adding water to black ink....this has a similar effect to the brown...starts off light and gets darker the more that is applied. It was an interesting experiment which I will use again. I will now take off my anorak (I have to wear it for these sort of posts.)
I don my cowboy hat and wait in the shade next to the Old Church Tower in the Plaza.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

If Twirl

                                                    Size: 25 x 17 cms
                                                    Media: pen & Ink
                                                    Pen: Sailor Calligraphy Fountain

Saturday, 14 January 2012

IF Prepare

                                                          Size: 15 x 15 cms
                                                          Media: Pen and ink and watercolour
                                                          Pens: dip pen (Gillott 404,170, 290)

Saturday, 7 January 2012

IF Grounded

                                                         Size: 13 x 14 cms
                                                         Media: Ink on paper
                                                         Pens: Gillott 404 dip pen
                                                         and Copic marker