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Drawvember 2019 Days 26-30

30 Nov

This last five-day series uses red as highlight color.


I started with red acrylic paint that I applied in a circle with a coarse brush and let it dry. Then I drew the branches and the blossoms, using a white Posca pen on the red paint, and fine black line maker.


Black ink brush pen, red acrylic paint and a touch of mustard coloured paint.


Quick work without any sketch. I used burnt sienna Holbein Artists’ gouache, and a grey ink brush pen from Sketchbox.


Ah, Ganesha. A favourite subject of mine! I’ve drawn it two or so times before so I don’t need any sketch underneath anymore. I used a flat brush and black Sumi ink. The thinner the ink in the brush the more the strokes look like graphite or charcoal, but it’s all brush and ink work! I used a Geranium red ink brush pen from Kuretake for the scarf.


I rarely dislike the stuff I draw or paint but this is a case I do. Badly drawn, badly shaded, it’s not even what I wanted to do but I had to improvise. I used all kinds of grey inks and black ink, and the new Geranium red brush pen from Kuretake that I ordered from Amazon a few days ago.

Drawvember 2019 Days 21-25

25 Nov

In this five-day series, I explored using negative space for the second time. During Inktober this year I used this technique to depict snow and had never been familiar with it.


Black ink Pentel Brushpen and leaf green Holbein Artists’ gouache.

Misty lake

Grey ink brush pen from Kuretake, black ink Pentel Brushpen and water brushpen to blend and create the mist effect.

Nous Toutes

Nous Toutes, after artist Malika Favre. Burnt sienna Holbein Artists’ gouache depicting the silhouette of a woman’s profile with her head down, the back of which is the silhouette of a shouting man’s profile.


Tim Burgess. Lots of black ink! I used a black 0.05 mm Graphik line maker from Derwent and a black ink Pentel Brushpen.


Grey ink brush pen from Kuretake, that I layered in place for shadowing, and a touch of burnt sienna Holbein Artists’ gouache for the stains on the fish.

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