I couldn’t wait til tomorrow! Inktober begins on the 1st of October, but I wanted to get going! My drawing needed a jump-start, so Inktober came at the right time! Draw something with ink, every day. You can use their prompts, or go maverick- just as long as you get started!
A new puppy in the house! Chance for some sketching! Quick- before she moves 🙂
The most basic element of art is line. Using a bold fibre-tipped ink pen I sketched a few items on the table in the cafe and applied ink wash later. I had in mind John Minton’s cook book illustrations in which he fills the whole space. Sketching in situ like this means you don’t setContinue reading “Lunchtime”
Ever had artistic block? Me too! So I went to a coffee shop- Thirsty Bird – got out my fibre tipped pen and drew big circles, around and again. Thought they looked like picture frames, so I drew inside them- a plant on a table next to me, a decorative birdcage hanging from the beams.Continue reading “Unblocked”
Mama Cormier blogged a great idea earlier in the week- so I had a go! Swirls of colour first, then ink patterns on top- they took ages to do, but it was a lot of fun!
John Minton’s illustrations are very striking! I wanted to see more of them, so I bought Elizabeth David’s book Mediterranean Food published in 1950, in which we find Minton’s illustrations that accompany the recipes. Then I decided to draw one of his illustrations – the frontispiece for the chapter on “Substantial Dishes”. Minton confines himselfContinue reading “Space and Substance”
The food was great, and the colours danced before my eyes! This is a great example of Hans Hofmann’s push and pull colour theory.