A beautiful bunch of Hakea leaves were given to me by a friend; she thought I’d enjoy drawing them. So true! They have a similiar elegance to the gum leaves I recently drew. For this very quick sketch I used an Artline pen. I love how the ink lines travel in unexpected ways when I add a brush of water to them. After I scanned it in to the iPad (using the Scanner Pro app) I added a little colour (freehand) in Procreate. *This can be seen in the video below. I’ve only hinted at the flowers, as they were getting past their bloom. At their peak, they have rather fascinating shapes and colours.
The ink in this pen is unfortunately not light fast. However, printing it with my Epson pigment ink printer, changes it into a print that it is light fast up to 50+ years. I’ve also printed the intial drawing onto a sheet of A4 Daler Rowney 300gsm watercolour paper. Now I can add washes of (good quality, fade resistant) watercolour, and have a finished work that stays around!
This is another “Artline” fineliner pen drawing I did from a photo I took of a local swimming spot. Below is a quick video of the colour I added (freehand) in the Procreate app. Also a tiny touch of the ink pen in the app.
Began this on paper with an “Artline” ink pen, and washed over the inklines with water. Then I took the drawing into the “Procreate” app, where I drew in (freehand) some colour, using a little paint and the “artist” crayon.
Playing with words, and illustrating is all good fun; and descriptive terminoligy can be helpful, as long as it’s not too prescriptive, or for that matter restrictive. Before, I start“alliterating” or something, I better be off, plenty of washing still awaits my attention.