G is for Giraffe!
B is for Bear. I’ve decided to start an animal alphabet.
This is a walnut ink drawing/painting of my friends antique buddha called “The Scholar” – also an appropriate submission for the “Illustration Friday” topic of “old”. He’s a wooden carving and as I understand it they were found in Buddhist Temples. The walnut ink is fun to draw and paint with. It’s also easy to wash out areas that you might want to change. Definitely will be doing more with the walnut ink. 🙂
This is something I’ve been meaning to do, but never get around to doing. Every week Illustration Friday http://illustrationfriday.com/ posts a drawing prompt and people upload their response. This week the prompt is “Small” and here is my drawing:
Following up on my post about the reed pen, laid paper is what Van Gogh used for many of his drawings. The only laid paper that I’ve tried are a “business” paper that is actually found in an office supply store and a sketch paper made by Arches.
Here is a good article on paper:
Laid paper has a screen texture from the process used to make it. Here is a close up:
(If you google images of laid paper you might get a clearer picture.)
Both papers were nice to work on, but the pen did glide smoothly on the Southworth paper, a watermarked stationery and there was some drag on the Arches paper.
Southworth, Antique Laid, business paper, 24 lb. – ivory – 25% cotton, watermarked.
Arches Laid Paper – sketch – (Ingres) – 70 lb. – 75% cotton