I know one great way to end the day and wash away the worries of work (tee hee), but when that’s not an option, I draw :)
Since last summer, I have happily neglected the drawing iPad apps that I favoured these past few years, because of the *feeling* actual tools and materials provide. Feeling what I’m drawing is something I have always missed on the iPad. On the other hand, there are limited “undo” options with actual materials. Each context is very different and both have advantages and drawbacks. At the moment, I am having the most fun with non digital art.
I drew everyday in October for #inktober and liked it so much, and made enough progress that I wanted to continue, hence #drawvember. The first 10 are in #drawvember: days 1-10.
Day 11: Bird on a bough. Uniball black pin pen, Faber-Castell grey soft brush pen, watercolour. 10×15 cm.
Day 12: Japanese woman in yukata holding an umbrella. Uniball black pin pen, watercolour. 10×15 cm.
Day 13: Lavender fields in Provence. watercolour. 10×15 cm.
Day 14: Octopus and fish. Uniball black pin pen (0.05 mm).
Day 15: Nose and mouth. Pixels. Uniball black pin pens.
Day 16: Nemo, Dory & Bruce. From a “Finding Nemo” preparatory sketch by Ricky Nierva. Uniball black pin pens, Faber-Castell grey soft brush pens, watercolour.
Day 17: Sailboat at sea. Black Indian ink and pen.
Day 18: Ryu. A dragon. Faber-Castell grey soft brush pens and water. Red Chinese seal (a gift from my trip in China last Spring) saying my name and its equivalent in Chinese. 10×15 cm.
Day 19: Powdering the neck. Reproduction of a Kitagawa Utamaro Ukiyo-e that I saw at the Guimet Museum in Paris last month. Uniball black pin pens, Faber-Castell grey soft brush pens. 10×15 cm.
Day 20: A swirl of cats. Jedi and Mo sharing one basket. Uniball black pin pen (0.1 mm).