Inktober 2017 day 5

Lemon -en- Balm(ed) Skulls for day 5… this was done with Windsor and newton inks and Dr. Ph Martins black star in matte. I really enjoyed drawing this one, I just like these bottles of things and such apparently.

April Favorites 2016

AprilFavs

  1. Color block basket from Target: I have several of these baskets, I love them all, I use one to put all the dog food in, another to put all my scarves and mittens in… cause, Colorado, and another is sitting under my desk with randomness in tow. I got them on sale too, which just makes it all so much better.
  2. Winsor & Newton ink in Brick Red: I used it on a few doodles in my sketchbook, and I just like the color, it does well in a dip pen too.
  3. Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food: I have yet to cook all the things in here, but, the ones I have cooked are very YUM!!! Especially the Moussaka… God I LOVE MOUSSAKA!! Moussaka is just an all the time any season favorite for me. I use Zucchini (or Courgette for you peeps that aren’t American and are fancy sounding.) instead of eggplant cause eggplant texture is very hit or miss with me, so I play it safe with some zucchs instead. Anyway, yeah, I love me some cook books, and this is a good one.
  4. Winsor & Newton Brushmarker in Soft Peach: I just love this color, it’s very happy and spring. The Winsor & Newton Brushmarkers do pretty good and they aren’t half as outrageously expensive as Copics, but it’s not refillable 😦 and the packaging isn’t my favorite, but it does a good job and this color is lovely.
  5. Frida Kahlo Paper clip: This is one of those Etsy planner accessory buys, and I don’t use it on paper often, but it does hang out above my desk on my “inspiration” board. It’s just Whimsy cute and makes me smile. I got it from LittleTaintedCactus on Etsy along with some Star Wars ones… and, yeah, I love stationary, I like Planners, I like pens and stickers, so I’m totally a sucker for cute paper clips.

And that’s April Favorites for you, there were so many things I could have included, but, I didn’t did I.

See you all tomorrow for another Monday Feeling!

Lady of Spring

Did a little drawing the other night whilst watching Outlander on Starz. I was inspired by the costume design, and the thought of spring. It was snowing and blustery out, so, not exactly spring here in the Rockies, but it’s coming and a girl can dream.

This one is a bit sketchy and certainly not refined, but that’s probably a bit of how my style just is. I used Winsor & Newton Brushmarkers and inked with a Pilot fine liner. I really like the Pilot fine liner, A LOT!

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I liked how it turned out, I enjoyed the process of making it; but I thought this morning, maybe I’d try doing it a different way…

So, I drew it up again and used my Daniel Smith Watercolors, and Winsor & Newton ink in Brick red. At first I started lining with a fine paintbrush, but I was making too thick of lines and just riding the struggle bus. So I hopped off and switched to a dip pen using a G nib and it all went much smoother. The end result is a mix of line weights that was unintentional, but, I just go with the flow and imperfections that happen in all things I do. It’s not as clean as I had envisioned it, but, I still like how it turned out. Just another reminder that I need to practice on a few things, and that’s to be expected.

But, without further ado… here’s the remixed version of The Lady of Spring.

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What have you been up to on your Sunday? I have been working on this and dreaming of spring mostly. I’m going to go make myself a spot of tea and sit on the couch and stare at the idiot box now, see if something good is on. I’ll be back tomorrow with That Monday Feeling.