Pen and watercolor chipmunk drawing. Created for day four of Inktober 2018.
Pen and ink drawing of a happy llama.
“Whatever it was, I didn’t do it!” he proclaimed.
Pen and watercolor illustration of a sitting squirrel (from my Feb. 2017 drawing).
In Japanese culture, the crane symbolizes longevity and good fortune, while cherry blossoms represent the ephemeral nature of life.
I recently rediscovered some stylized cherry blossom (sakura) art that I had drawn a couple years ago. These flowers felt like a natural compliment to my previous paper crane (orizuru) drawing.
I revisited my original paper crane drawing by refining the scanned image and adding the cherry blossoms to a purple background.
The paper crane (orizuru) is a classic Japanese origami design. This illustration began as a February 2017 pen and ink drawing of my hand-folded paper crane. The drawing was scanned at 1200 dpi and digitally colored in Photoshop.
See the paper crane drawing on Instagram.
Visit my Redbubble artist shop to purchase this design as a women’s chiffon top, coffee mug or other gift item.
This year, I participated in the Inktober ink drawing challenge.
Inktober was created by Jake Parker in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. Participation in Inktober is simple: Draw something in ink, post it online, and repeat the process each day during October. Over the years, Inktober has grown from one artist’s personal challenge into a worldwide annual event that is enjoyed by thousands of artists! Continue reading “Inktober 2017”
Who can resist a juicy bit of gossip?
(drawn for Inktober 2017 – day 23 – “juicy”)
From my daily drawings…
Porcupine – pen and ink. Drawn with a TWSBI Mini fountain pen (extra fine nib) using Platinum Carbon Ink. Shaded with a Kuretake no. 8 fountain brush pen filled with Noodler’s Lexington Gray ink (diluted 4 parts water to 1 part ink). Digital scan adjusted and masked in Photoshop. Converted to vector art and resized in Illustrator.