Moleskine pocket ruled notebook paper over Moleskine large sketchbook. Heh. The sketchbook looks so neat that I'm terrified most of the time to just go there and do some free doodling. So what i usually do is to pre-sketch in another piece of paper first and cut and paste if I find some interest in the results. Which of course defeats the purpose of a sketchbook.
'Mandala', oil & coloured pencil on paper 33 x 24 cm
It's not been done specially for the occasion but it fits so nicely with this week's theme for Illustration Friday ('Grow') that I just could not let it pass without pestering you again with this image. I'm sorry (well, not much).
You can always take a look at all the great illustrations there...
Hats for 'Inspire me Thursday' acrylics on sketchbook
It's unfinished, but I thought I'd post it anyway because I don't think I can get them done before Thursday (and there are four others in the oven). I'm trying to use simple drawings to get the hang of acrylics. I don't know what I'm doing most of the time though :D.
Ok, things I learned: I like the way the pages look with this irregular grid, but it's very uncomfortable, my hand is floating while I draw except in the very center of the page (got to think of something else).
I like the purple/red combination, but the purple is way too soft and smears easily (I can always try to find a harder one. I guess).
I was one of the last persons in the area without a cell phone. Not anymore.
I was inspired this week after reading 'Take delight in colour' at Drawanyway.com to try just the opposite :), think of the colours I usually dislike (pastel colours) and make something with them. This is not exactly what I had in mind, but since it's not finished the sketch may improve yet. Perhaps.
'Laberint' oil on linen, 35x27 cm (on process, I think)
This week's topic for Inspire me Thursday is DNA (DNA, short for deoxyribonucleic acid, is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms).
I've had this one sitting around waiting to be picked up again, so I.T. gives me a good excuse to get at it and keep on looking for the detailed directions on procedure which I'm supposed to come with. Heh.