Another dip pen and ink sketch, this time with the Leonardt HIRO nib, a seemingly little known but incredible nib for sketching on smooth Stillman & Birn Zeta paper. Used this time with Pelikan Brilliant Brown ink; one of the few bottles of fountain pen ink that is locally available at a relatively reasonable price. […]
They will call you Medusa, and freeze you in a cast of bronze, of marble, glazed upon wood and flattened between the pages of books. He who will come to your island to decapitate you will be hailed a hero, and your head will adorn the shield of Athena. He will be Perseus, the slayer […]
I really want to do Inktober properly this time around, which means an ink sketch on Instagram/ Reddit everyday. As unpredictable as my personal life is at the moment, that’s going to mean that there will be days when I don’t have the energy or inclination to pick up and draw anything. So to avoid […]
Just more toned paper sketches. Used ProCreate’s Lightbrush to get that gleaming metallic gold.
A concept painting of a cottage- sty in the woods, inhabited by one great pig and her five little piglets.
I did this one very absently, dabbing and playing in Procreate on my iPad until I arrived at something I was reasonably pleased with. I’ve always loved the sea, and old fashioned medieval ships- not the lurid modern day cruise liners that are destroying the planet. The idea of something vast and monstrous slumbering at […]
I did these back in 2013, back in my second year of university. I can only tell the rough timeline because of the room in the flat I was renting at the time- it had a wallpaper pattern like jail cell bars all over it, which wasn’t the most uplifting visual to be surrounded by […]
Just some anatomy sketches. I love Michael Hampton’s technique. They seem to stick in my head more than the other instructors’, for some reason. I usually start off by doing a few basic studies as described by the book, then use reference photos and try to identify and sketch the form in them. Then I […]
This week I tried out a new app: Clip Studio Paint on my iPad Pro, and used it entirely. This is the first time in months and months that I’ve begun a sketch digitally, but this is a very nice app to use. I used the desktop version of it a few years ago, but […]
Just as the title says; sketches done for the classes on figure drawing and animal drawing that I’m taking. It’s interesting to learn armature; I didn’t realize just how much easier it would make understanding form.