This week’s Illustration Friday topic is “Sound”, so here (for reasons of voicelessness and the geographic & nautical terms) is a little mermaid in pen-and-ink and watercolour.
I’d always been a fan of what Disney did to the story. I reread the original again recently, however, and it improves with (my) age.
A little pen and ink piece for the Illustration Friday topic, “Tape”. It’s been a while since I’ve done any dressmaking, but I grew up with my mother always sewing and drafting patterns.
Playing around with straight digital drawing here for Illustration Friday. I prefer to draw by hand but it’s good to practice some stylus control occasionally and learn (and abuse) some unfamiliar techniques.
This one started with the steam–> tea association, too, and got here via samovars.
A quick brush sketch for Illustration Friday between pen and ink projects (sort of visible in the background).
This Illustration Friday picture began as mammoths.
First I tried to draw them without reference, but it turned out I was a bit hazy on which parts were raised and which lowered, and started evolving a sort of hairy bison-pig.
Reference didn’t necessarily help that much. They have those weird elephant knees and feet (why do elephants paint their toenails red?) which make them look a bit like two men in a hide.
Then it trended a bit violent with the hedgehog mafia (not show) but I pulled a Spielberg and turned their guns into icecream cones, and after that it was all inevitable, really.
I drew the final image digitally, and while I like it I prefer the weight of hand-drawn lines. I may rework the image at some point, but in the meantime it is up on Redbubble on some t-shirts and as stickers for summer.
In which I endeavour to learn my way around Inkscape by way of Harry Potter fanart. Specifically young, mod McGonagall.
This began as a pen and ink drawing, which I may yet colour with watercolour. I don’t plan to use vector programs much more than I do at present (mostly for cleaning up lines), but there are always techniques it will be useful to know in case of future emergencies (this PSA brought to you by past emergencies).
A very quick pen and ink sketch (with digital colour) of Peter Pan and the Neverbird (and Starkey’s hat) for Illustration Friday.
I’ve been sick for a few days, but am now able to sit up, take nourishment and get graphite all over my hands. Guess it’s back to work tomorrow.