Dear past, Thanks for all the lessons. Dear Future, I am ready!
This is my first blogpost for 2016, it’s a new year and , and haven’t quite decided what this post will be about. I will simply make it up as I go along. A new year is always a bit exiting to me, you have a whole new year in front of you, with new opportunities, new things to start, perhaps. I had an amazing and well needed break from work over the Christmas and New Year holidays, and I went into a drawing frenzy there for a while, think I showed the drawings in my previous post. But, I hadn’t been in my typical illustration mood for a long time, so when I finally did, it was like yes here we go!
This year I will focus a bit more on my illustration skills, there is always room for improvement, and I enjoy trying out new things and tools. Once I have finished a course I am currently doing, and when work has slowed down a bit I will focus on the illustration piece and actually sign up for a course. There is so much to illustrating than what is showing, I mean you can draw and all that, but you also have to think about composition, harmonies (in some images), and also what the picture will say to those that are viewing it.
During the past weeks I have been leaning more and more towards working with ink. There is so much that you can do, and I love doing line drawings..
Here above are a few more samples on what I have been working on lately. In these drawings I have been using ink, and Derwent inktense pencils. I bought some really cool ink pens the other day @ Evan’s Art Supplies in Dublin, to go in there for me, it is like entering a candy store. These ink pens has water based ink, that you can sort of creating really cool art with, you can use water to create a watercolour effect, and you can spray it onto the paper and then blow on it and it will create cool abstracts. It’s fun and there’s no limits to what you can create, only your imagination. I often laugh to myself when I get those light bulb moments, and ca-Ching an image is materialising in my head. What I usually do then is to drop what I am doing, unless I’m in the shower or something, and get to it.
Well, you get the idea?! That’s all I have for the moment, I will be back with more updates soon.