#drawvember 2016 days 11-20

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.Black ink and pastel watercolour painting of a 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.Black ink and pastel watercolour painting of a Japanese woman in yukata holding an umbrella and seen from the back

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

Day 14: Octopus and fish. Uniball black pin pen (0.05 mm).Black ink drawing of an 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 black ink pixels of various density

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. Drawing of Nemo, Dory and Bruce: two small fish and a huge shark right behind them

Day 17: Sailboat at sea. Black Indian ink and pen. Black ink drawing of a 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 ink 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. Reproduction in cartoon style using black and grey ink, 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

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