Pears are another favourite subject matter of mine; these are sitting, in a shallow dish on our dining table. I usually make a display of them there; as much to draw them, as to eat them. I love their shapes and colours; the way they lean into each other, and with their elegant stems arching... Continue Reading →
It’s not long before I return to drawing a woman’s face; a favourite subject matter since my youth. I share more about it here. The ink pen in the Sketches (Tayasui) app, has a lovely inky feel. I also did a copy of it on paper, using a “Uni-ball”, and “Artline Calligraphy” ink pen. Another... Continue Reading →
This is another “Artline” fineliner pen drawing I did from a photo I took of a local swimming spot. Below is a quick video of the colour I added (freehand) in the Procreate app. Also a tiny touch of the ink pen in the app.
I began this work on paper, using a black fineliner "Artline" pen (brushed over it with water) - which has long been a favourite drawing tool. I scanned it into the iPad using the Scanner Pro app. Then hand drew some colour in Procreate, using the turpentine paint, and also used a little of the... Continue Reading →
This drawing was inspired by a sprig of geranium I'd placed into some water on the windowsill in the kitchen. I admired it's pretty shapes, colour and hardiness; as it continued to bud and flower all week long. I raced around a small sheet of watercolour paper (not aiming for an exact likeness) with my... Continue Reading →
*Watercolour and black fineliner pen on paper. This is from my handmade book, "Poems from Home: A Collection of Illustrated Haiku". I've shared quite a few here already, with still more to come. I wrote and drew them about 15 years or so ago, during the very busy days of bringing up four lively and... Continue Reading →
Another one of my illustrated haiku, from my home made book, "Poems from Home: A Collection of Illustrated Haiku". I painted this in watercolour, on paper; and also used a fineliner pen. I wrote and painted these works, quite a few years back. I'm not sure where the original watercolour of this one has got to!... Continue Reading →
I had to scan this in from a colour copy version. I'm not sure where the original has gone. As I don't have a studio, I often collect my work into folders: A4 and A3 size...couldn't find it there; it's somewhere about. I have this one up in the kitchen....with others. Some are works in... Continue Reading →