March 25, 2017

Beaver Block - the process

The first step using my favourite ink pen, purchased while I was in Murano, Italy in 2011. I plan to add some architectural details and then I will give it a day to dry completely before I add watercolour. I have tried to rush it before and ended up with ink bleeding into the colours.

the second step ... adding the architecture...

the third step ... adding watercolour...

added finishing touches and framed ready to hang...

March 15, 2017

Female No 24

A simple line drawing in using india ink on pastel paper, finished with a hi-lite of white pencil. Appreciating the simplicity and expressiveness of a line.
Female No 24, india ink & white pencil on pastel paper, 9 x 6 inches, ©2017

March 8, 2017

Handmade Sketchbook

My new custom handmade sketchbook. Thank you Jan Taylor. Interior pages are 140 lb Arches hot pressed watercolour paper alternated with coloured pastel paper. Some pages fold out, which will be great for drawing streetscapes. Planning to try it out on my upcoming holiday. 

March 1, 2017

Figurative Sketch

Sketchbook ~ Figurative Line Sketch
i spent a great afternoon at the Figure Drawing Session (The ARTS Project) on Tuesday. Laura was excellent model, interesting poses, and she held them well. I did a number of small line drawings that will be add some colour to later today.