Last month’s Every Day in May challenge, and my requiring no pencil, has a hold over in that as I am stressed and busy I continue with just a sketch of anything I pull out of the bag of images, grab the ink water-brushes, and have at it. Wonky is fine, just getting a sketch down every day, keeps my hand in it and relaxes my mind away from the stresses.
Some turn out lovely, like this contour drawing of the Marigold.
That is always a nice surprise! But even the ones that I didn’t like to begin with, I end up seeing in a different light when I post them altogether, like the Bells at the top.
St.John’s Wort, sunny and bright!
Working this months Virtual Sketchwalk
(all flowering thangs) on Hahnemühle Post Cards,
Hahnemühle Post Cards,
Pilot Metropolitan with Platinum Cassis Black ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Platinum Citrus Black ink,
Lamy LX pen with De Atramentis Tobacco ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Diamine Ancient Copper ink,
Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Black ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
White Uniball Signo, various colored pencils (watercolor and not),
waterbrushes with many liquid watercolors and inks, and Daniel Smith Watercolors.
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