Doodling again, in my little Moleskine journal. Marker pens, Pilot drawing pen. Very therapeutic, though I wouldn't want to speculate on what it says about my state of mind. At least the colours are relatively calming ... Cheers!
I bought a small pot of hyacinth bulbs at the supermarket a few days ago. Decided to sketch them today. Used watercolours and watercolour pencils on Moulin a Papier Arches hot pressed 100% cotton 140 lb Aquarelle paper. I promise you that those bulbs were growing as I drew them -- every time I looked up the flower buds were higher than before. If I'm brave enough I'll try a sketch once they've flowered. Till then, cheers.
Doodled some hearts for Valentine's Day, using marker pens. They're sketchy and imperfect ... I considered polishing them up but really liked them as they were, with the rough strokes showing in the white and black, so I just cleaned up the outlines and kept the inner character as is. perfect. Cheers.
I drew this purple Iris in coloured pencil two years ago, from a photograph I'd taken when I discovered clumps of them growing in my garden. I've just revived it in order to place it onto the new products that were not available at my online stores two years ago, and thought I'd reblog it as it's one of those few drawings that I look back at in surprise, not quite knowing how I managed to produce such detail.
Thought I'd share it once again, along with a sprinkling of pride in being able to say (with amazement) that I Drew That! Seriously. Cheers.
Beginning the New Year with a new moleskine and a quick doodle on the first page, in ink and marker pens. I seem to have done a lot of doodling as last year came to a close ... it's quick, fun, and releases the mind from stresses of work. Also, I just didn't have the time to spare for the more focused all-consuming coloured pencil pieces that I normally love doing.
Will carry on with the doodling as it helps with inspiration and I can fit it into those quick spaces between everything else, but am also planning to set aside more time for the pencils and paint this year. Trying to find that Balance. As always. cheers.