Strike a Pose I bought a new refillable brush pen last night; it takes cartridges of permanent ink like a fountain pen. I did this drawing to take it for a test drive, and I kinda love how it turned out, after some pushing and pulling. I paired it with a white paint pen and… Continue reading VOGUE
New Year's Eve: the borderlands of the year; symbol of hope, renewal, revelry. To some, the biggest party of the year. To others, just a day like all the others. I reckon my take on it falls somewhere in between. It's nice to mark it, to be in the company of others, but not the… Continue reading Crossing into a new year armed with a pen
Tuesday I went to my first class in over 7 years— returning to the art of copperplate etching (intaglio). I've a small plate ready to work on before my next class on Tuesday. This is the wee sketch I did for it today. It needs finessing, and then I'll transfer it in reverse to my… Continue reading Paper-dry leaves crunch beneath our feet, and the wind is picking up
I stayed home last night; missed several parties, missed toasting with friends who I've not seen enough of. A head cold has been slinking ‘round the door for a few days (probably a few weeks), and by Midnight it'd overtaken me. I didn’t have any the past two winters, but I've been burning candles at… Continue reading Within an hour of waking, the sun has gladdened the windowpanes
Every year it seems I forget about Inktober until about a week too late. But this year I remembered and I'm excited to do 29 more drawings! I like the restriction of it. Certainly it's not forbidden to add color, but I'm taking it as a black and white challenge. Above is my drawing from… Continue reading Farewell September, hello Inktober!