Archive | August 2012

Fish – WIP

Fish. Acrylics on watercolour paper. Ulla Hennig August 2012

This is just the beginning of another voyage into the lands of Acrylics (actually it is my second one). The fish lacks some fins, and the ground lacks some plants and maybe some rocks as well. But acrylics make it easy to add (and to take away).



Faces. Ulla Hennig August 2012

Some days ago I rediscovered my pad of transparent paper. I’d bought it quite some time ago (I actually cannot remember when), and I’d never done anything with it.

Now I use it to work on my sketches and drawings. First I make a rough and loose sketch on some old paper, and then I put on transparent paper and clean it up. I had one rough sketch for the two faces above, and it was fun drawing two quite different faces out of it.

Dancing Dragon – coloured

Dancing dragon. Drawn with pen and ink, coloured with Alpha markers. Ulla Hennig, August 2012

Back to markers with this one. I had done the lineart in July (you can see it here). I copied the lineart drawing, so I can try out several colour versions. This time I left the coloured pencils out and focused on various shades of green.

The colours of the Rainbow

Abstract. Markers and coloured pencils on watercolour paper. Ulla Hennig July 2012

I never thought that I would have so much fun doing abstract paintings. For a long time I had been thinking that colours “are not my thing”. Now I know how important it is to leave my comfort zone, to try out new things. In addition to that I feel like discovering new planets and new worlds. And there is so much to discover!