The other day, my husband brought in some garlic from the garden. Their tendrils and the bulbous shapes looked so attractive. I thought…I must draw them! It was a favourite subject matter of mine years ago. This is the completed drawing above, with drawings of the various processes further along.
So I went searching around for an ink pen; my husband handed me one, and it happened to be a favourite of mine. A simple “Artline” pen that you can get in most supermarkets. It’s been a while since I’ve used a fineliner pen – except for one in an art app.
So I did a quick fineliner pen drawing. I didn’t do a pencil sketch underneath, just raced about quickly with the pen. Then I used the “Scanner Pro” app, to scan it into my iPad. Then took it into the “Art Set Pro” app, for some paint washes.
Thinking of it now, as this particular pen is watersoluble, I could have added some water to the lines to get a lovely inky wash. Hmm, has been a while since I drew with one (over a year), forgot about that! It was fun to use again. So much media these days to choose from; spoilt for choices!
I wrote a poem, quite a few months ago, called “Ode to My Pencils…” about a jar of brushes, pens and pencils. I said in the poem, I would see them again! I imagine, if they wonder which one next, will be taken for a spin.
I saw a beautiful ink pen and watercolour drawing recently, by a fellow artist blogger. I think it was part of the inspiration for me, to choose a pen for this drawing. You can see that particular drawing and more of her lovely artwork on her blog, Create Art Everyday (the link takes you straight to her post with the inkpen drawing). Her sunny attitude to her art and to life, is revealed in her delightful blog posts. Always a joy to read and view!
The Drawing at Various Stages
*There’s more information on the captions underneath each drawing. I draw and paint on my iPad with my finger, rather than a stylus.
Perhaps, next time you go to chop up some garlic, or other vegetables – look very closely at them; and you may see something good enough to draw as well as eat.
Happy creating, whether it’s a meal or a drawing. 🙂