I repeatedly draw certain images. I am not sure why, and I don’t look too closely at why. Maybe I am superstitious about creativity and don’t want to question it too much.
Maybe I just want to trust my Muse and not question her choices!
Two versions of the exact same image — the top was a quick sketch with fat pens and bright colors experimenting. I make notes sometimes on “failures” to discuss it in my own journal and in my own head. I wasn’t paying attention and the fronds are not right —
a bit like having your arms come out of your belly!
The second is on the Hahnemühle Aqua Post Cards, my first test on the watercolor paper. It will take some getting used to, but lays relatively flat and is all ready to stick a stamp on! I imagine cards will be sent to friends, especially if I use their images as inspiration.
i will eventually write a review on the postcards*
The medium in the first image I am just beginning to play with again…
Colored pencils over a light wash of color and ink in the Hahnemühle Grey Book.
Below, bolder color, and I’m not sure I want the bolder color…
I don’t know where I am going but I trust my Muse…
Do you come back to the same images over and over again?
Nostalgie Sketch Book Journal, Hahnemühle Aqua Post Cards, Hahnemühle Grey Book, with Platinum Carbon pen in medium and fine with De Atramentis Document Brown ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
Platinum Japanese Art Pocket Brush Pen, colored pencils of many varieties, and Sennelier, Holbein, and DS Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors.
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