Monday, 27 July 2015

Parallel Pen Drawings

I've not used my parallel pens for sometime, the ink all gone so I gave them a good clean and put in new cartridges. Above is my first practise sheet after cleaning.
Parallel pens are made by Pilot, the nib is made up of two parallel plates between which the ink flows. Nibs of different sizes are available as well as coloured cartridges. They are used for calligraphy but as you can see I use them for drawing.

I coloured this rose in with watercolours.

I coloured this rose in with Letraset Aquamarkers.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Sketchbook Pages

Collage and drawing. The man and urns were cut from wrapping paper from Rhodes.

I love the pictures in a colouring book I have {Secret Garden by Joanna Basford}. I started this drawing by trying to copy one in the book, but it was so complicated I just did my own thing after a while.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Allium Seed Head and Drawing - Birds and Snails

I love allium seed heads, I also like the reflections it's made on the surface on this photo.
More drawing practice in a new sketchbook.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Collage - Vintage Adverts

Some of these old flyers are quite amusing.... height increased for 5/-.... I could do with that

Friday, 10 July 2015