I had fun drawing all the tangles in the background and colouring selected spots. I am working very hard at the moment in my 9-5 job, and drawing all these lines and applying a colour now and then is the best thing to relax after work.
I did this quick sketch following a drawing tutorial on YouTube. As you can see it I did it on a piece of scrap paper – you can see the print on the back of the paper shining through. And – oops – you can see some of the pencil strokes which I actually wanted to erase. Well, seeing the piece on my screen makes me notice all the things I overlooked and should have done before putting the sketch on the scanner.
This is more a preliminary sketch than an actual piece of art. It has been drawn on a cheap piece of paper with a ballpoint pen, and coloured with markers. But I must say that I’m quite pleased with the result all in all.
Just playing with patterns and colours. Now I think that I can call this done!
This was done very quickly on a piece of paper. Although I not quite sure whether to add some colours on the tail and head feathers I think that I don’t want to colour the whole bird. This dancing bird is something like a symbol of the coming spring to me, with its dancing pose and the bright colours.
One of my art goals for 2015 is to sketch and draw on a regular basis. I did this while watching one of the many drawing videos on YouTube.
This is a very quick drawing. When I coloured it I noticed that I lack certain blue pens, so the shading was a bit difficult. You ought to have a dark, medium and light pen in order to create depth. So I used a light grey to darken the blue. Well, it only worked to a certain extent.
I thought I might try a different colour combination – this time including shades of blue and yellow. I definitely have to practise more with the darkest and most intensive blue – ultramarine. It only needs a tiny little stroke of that colour to blend it nicely. There are some spots in that doodle where I was successful with that – and some places where I was not. Well.
I had soo much fun with colouring this one! The glossy paper I am using for my markers is a perfect paper for them – you don’t see any mark on the other side, and you blend colours beautifully.The only disadvantage is that it is a bit sticky, and you have to wait a bit before you put it on the scanner.