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#drawvember: days 11-20

20 Nov

I know one great way to end the day and wash away the worries of work (tee hee), but when that’s not an option, I draw :) 

Since last summer, I have happily neglected the drawing iPad apps that I favoured these past few years, because  of the *feeling* actual tools and materials provide. Feeling what I’m drawing is something I have always missed on the iPad. On the other hand, there are limited “undo” options with actual materials. Each context is very different and both have advantages and drawbacks. At the moment, I am having the most fun with non digital art. 

I drew everyday in October for #inktober and liked it so much, and made enough progress that I wanted to continue, hence #drawvember. The first 10 are in #drawvember: days 1-10.

Day 11: Bird on a bough. Uniball black pin pen, Faber-Castell grey soft brush pen, watercolour. 10×15 cm.Bird on the bough of a tree in bloom

Day 12: Japanese woman in yukata holding an umbrella. Uniball black pin pen, watercolour. 10×15 cm.Japanese woman in yukata holding an umbrella and seen from the back.

Day 13: Lavender fields in Provence. watercolour. 10×15 cm. Lavender fields, country house, trees and hills.

Day 14: Octopus and fish. Uniball black pin pen (0.05 mm).Octopus and fish, filled out with different thin and delicate patterns

Day 15: Nose and mouth. Pixels. Uniball black pin pens. Nose and mouth done in pixels

Day 16: Nemo, Dory & Bruce. From a “Finding Nemo” preparatory sketch by Ricky Nierva. Uniball black pin pens, Faber-Castell grey soft brush pens, watercolour. Nemo, Dory & Bruce; fish and shark right behind them.

Day 17: Sailboat at sea. Black Indian ink and pen. Sailboat at sea

Day 18: Ryu. A dragon. Faber-Castell grey soft brush pens and water. Red Chinese seal (a gift from my trip in China last Spring) saying my name and its equivalent in Chinese. 10×15 cm. Dragon in grey shades.

Day 19: Powdering the neck. Reproduction of a Kitagawa Utamaro Ukiyo-e that I saw at the Guimet Museum in Paris last month. Uniball black pin pens, Faber-Castell grey soft brush pens. 10×15 cm. Powdering the neck. Reproduction of a Kitagawa Utamaro Ukiyo-e. Woman seen from behind, a hand on her neck, and the reflection of her face in the mirror she holds.

Day 20: A swirl of cats. Jedi and Mo sharing one basket. Uniball black pin pen (0.1 mm). black ink drawing of my two cats sharing one basket.

#drawvember: days 1-10

11 Nov

I drew everyday of October for Inktober and liked it so much and improved, that I chose to continue in November. I continue to draw on a Canson 10.5×15.6cm sketch artbook. I’m not following any prompt this month. Here are the first ten.

Day 1: Coi carp. Faber-Castell PITT artist brush pens in shades of grey (and a bit of water).Coi carp

Day 2: EVE from Wall-e. Uniball pin pen 0.05 mm, watercolour. EVE from Wall-e

Day 3: Detail of a Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein (1983). Uniball pin pen 0.05 mm.Detail of a Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein (1983) showing a woman from behind in a graveyard

Day 4: Panda eating bamboo. Faber-Castell PITT artist brush pens in shades of grey. Panda eating bamboo

Day 5: Hokusai’s Cuckoo and Azaleas. Uniball pin pen 0.05 mm, watercolour, Faber-Castell PITT artist brush pens in shades of grey.Hokusai's Cuckoo and Azaleas, where a cuckoo dives down towards azaleas,mits beak open

Day 6: Kawase Hasui’s Miyajima Shrine in snow. Uniball pin pen 0.05 mm, colour pencils.Kawase Hasui's Miyajima Shrine in snow. Buildings on the left, torii and trees on the right, snow falling.

Day 7: Anna Lee Fisher. Black and white portrait of Anna Lee Fisher, American astronaut, wearing her helmet. Uniball pin pen 0.05 mm, Faber-Castell PITT artist brush pens in shades of grey, waterbrush.Black and white portrait of Anna Lee Fisher, American astronaut, wearing her helmet

Day 8: Peacock and flowers. Motif adorning a vase at the Musée Guimet in Paris. Uniball pin pen 0.1 mm, watercolour. Peacock and flowers

Day 9: Girl wearing a yukata. Watercolour.Girl wearing a yukata

Day 10: Morning Star. Detail of Alfons Mucha’s Morning Star. PITT artist brush pens in shades of grey. Detail of Alfons Mucha's Morning Star

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