Today’s practice was drawing this stool four times with four different media but each time using the negative space as my guide. The negative space is all the gaps created by the intersections of the legs and rungs.
From left to right… Fountain pen with Platinum Carbon Ink, Koh-I-Nor Magic Pencil, Derwent Medium Wash watersoluble pencil, and Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle watercolor pencils.
I was inspired by Koosje Koene’s negative space video… try it yourself!
Ooops! I can’t seem to find a direct link but you can check out her blog for other cool stuff!
Thirty one straight days of self portraits. Could I do it? Believe me, at times I had my doubts!
Now that it’s almost November, I’m proud of my perseverance and yet relieved the month is done… but I think I’ll be avoiding the mirror for a while.
adjective… last but one in a series of things; second to the last.
Don’t fret! The bandages will come off this afternoon, and now, with the cataract removed, I should be seeing clearer!
Mirror, mirror, in my hand….
Getting there… but still a bit off.
I should have let the shading dry completely before going in with more ink. I have quite a bit of bleeding, but I rather like it.
I must be channeling Margaret Keane with the Big Eyes.
Shading done first with acrylic ink; followed by the line work.
It’s late, I’m tired and it shows.
Background is dye-based stamp pad re-inker diluted with water and spread with a brush. I love the color… it’s Lettuce.