Drew this for testing some new pigment liner pens I bought today on hand made paper.
Today I was stranded at a place for around 30 mins. This tree was right at an arm’s distance from me, and I could see all the interesting patterns on the bark of this tree. It’s always feels so natural to draw these rough textures on the hand made paper! Ball point pen on hand made paper, 25 minutes.
After going through some art books recently, I have started believing that any ordinary and even ugly scene can be rendered in an interesting (and sometimes pretty) ways if seen and drawn correctly.
Today I was at a friend’s place. From the big window, I could see a vast ugly slum on the nearby hills. The organization within the seemingly chaotic way appealed to me, and I drew this scene. Staedler gel pen on drawing paper.
I was recently browsing through a travel magazine, when I came across a photograph of a narrow alleyway in a town in Croatia. It was a challenging, yet fascinating subject. It has a lot of converging lines, many textures, different light areas, and a wonderful perspective. I drew this with ball point pens on hand made paper over a span of 2 days, 1.5 hours each.
This barren house on my way home always intrigues me. Some days ago, I had made a B&W sketch of this house and a tree on its left side. Today I made a color ball point pen sketch of this house with the red hot tree on its right side!
I made a quick outline of the tree and house, then took some photographs on my cell phone before the light faded. Then I returned home and completed the sketch.