|Ink and watercolor in large moleskine|
But, just as they say each December, it is magical here.
Which way to turn? I have been exploring traditional watercolors because I want to understand the medium and hone my skills, and that is good.
I have also drilled a hole into the ice, and placed one big toe into the world of acrylics. And I like it, although my toe is blue.
Then there is the world of ink and watercolors. I sketch almost everywhere I go (though not each time) and my obsession, as always, is people. The above sketch was made on a glorious day at the opening ceremonies of my nephew's little league. I had the luxury of time to sit and sketch - a wonderful stretch of time.
Then there is my small moleskine filled from cover to cover with many more modest sketches.
I lost interest in coloring my ink drawings with watercolor. Competely and utterly. My compass had turned the other way. So all of it has been left uncolored.
|dip pen and brush with ink|
I also have the idea for a series of ink and watercolor figures. The first is done, and you will see it soon.
And my exploration of both watercolor and acrylic is continuing.
The needle points other ways too. I did this drawing of a girl from a photograph as a kind of experiment, using a pen dipped in a bottle of ink, and, for the hair, brush and ink. I love the line I get from the dip pen - and brush and ink is a wonderful. The possibilities are endless, I think.
Now, pardon me, my helpers have arrived - all of the muses that help me make my toys, these pictures, are leading me away with their little hands...