Day1: fast. Black ink and colour pencil drawing of a young samurai holding two swords, feet wide apart in a samurai stance of sort. I drew this at the bar Saturday, on the tiny note book that I got at the ParisWeb conference, using the wonderful Muji ink brush pen that Delphine gave me. A challenge for me was to draw it across and spanning two pages.
Day2: noisy. Black ink reproduction of Hiroshige Utagawa ‘full moon at Mimeguri’, showing in the forefront a wooden boat on water surrounded by reed, more reed in the middle ground as well as wooden stumps of sort, the silhouette of a forest in the background, and the full moon at the top. I drew this on the plane back from Paris, using Delphine’s Muji ink brush pen. Stéphane had given me a cardboard bookmark with this illustration, which he had gotten from the Guimet Museum of Asian Art that we visited per Virginie’s recommendation. I love Asian art, as the majority of this set suggests. As far as the theme is concerned, there’s nothing particularly noisy about this drawing, except for the fine lines that disrupt the stillness of the white paper.
Day3: collect. Black ink reproduction of a Japanese print from 1801 picturing a couple embracing, their mouths almost touching. Detail of a print from the ‘Japanese Erotic Treasures from the Guimet Museum” book I got on Sunday. I meant to add colour and patterns to the yukata, but ran out of time. As far as the theme is concerned, well, I’ll just say that these two collect orgasms.
Day4: hungry. Black ink reproduction of Simon’s cat, mouth wide open and finger waving in front of an empty food bowl. A red disk in watercolour surrounds the drawing. A quick and dirty job at the end of a long day. I used an old writing roller pen and smeared the ink as soon as I applied watercolour, but liked that it ended up picturing shadows.
Day5: sad. Black ink drawing of a clown, three tear drops running down her cheek. I did that tonight, using the Muji ink brush pen. This is the young adult version of a child clown I drew in high school.