I don’t know if there’s anything quite like the feeling of being wrapped up in sketching and mark making after a long and very emotionally trying creative block. Not to say that I’m past it entirely, but I can feel it starting to give way, starting to see slim rays of light breaking through the […]
I’ve had creative blocks before, of course, but never quite so debilitating as this one. To be fair to myself, circumstances have never been stranger, for anyone, and it’s no different for me. Soon after the Prime Minister enforced the nationwide lockdown that we’re still in the midst of, I was hit by a series […]
Can you tell just how much I love this unassuming little blue pen? I’ve inked it with Pilot Namiki Black (my favourite black), Monteverde Black Ash (favourite back up black), Diamine Warm Brown, Diamine Eclipse (another favourite ) Diamine Twilight, and Monteverde Joy Sepia (possibly my favourite warm, energetic brown shade of any ink).
I think I’ve found my grail fountain pen- the One to rule them all. Now if only I could procure back ups that can be customized to feel like this…
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 […]