In regards to the sample sampler
This little sample sampler has been enjoyable to do! I’ve used patterns impressed by the work of Rebecca Blair, some Zentangle fashion tangle patterns, and probably some variations of my very own too.
I do love Rebecca’s work. I can see the affect of medieval manuscripts on her work and her love of sample, texture and an exquisite use of textured traces too! The simplicity of her color palettes and the myriad of the way she combines her signature patterns/textures is fantastic! I actually do recommend you check out her work on Instagram.
I used a chunk of Ohuhu marker paper that measures 4″ x 7″ ( approx 10cm x 1.7cm) and marked out the fundamental sections with a Uni Kuru Toga 0.3 mechanical pencil (and a ruler for the straight traces). The pencil traces have been only a information for me.
Within the first video, I did a lot of the black line work utilizing an 03 Sakura Pigma Micron pen. Partly 2, I added color utilizing Winsor and Newton Promarkers in Ivory, Sandstone and Caramel.
After that, I added some nice line work and a few colors utilizing three Stabilo Point88 0.4 nice pens. These had olive-green form of tones to them that labored nicely with the tender browns of the Promarkers.
I additionally added some black traces in locations utilizing a 0.1 UniPin fineliner pen.
Lastly, I added highlights utilizing white gel pens.
I actually just like the extra monochrome, subdued colors of this completed drawing. The varied panels actually do have the texture of a needlework or cross-stitch sampler; therefore the identify!
I spoiled myself with a set of Promarkers final week, and I don’t really feel a bit responsible about it! I used to be getting annoyed with the Ohuhu markers – manner too many vibrant, in your face, vibrant colors and never sufficient subtler, much less saturated colors.
I’ve additionally discovered that as good because the Ohuhu marker paper is (and it’s beautiful and easy and fab to attract on), I a lot desire Winsor and Newton, Daler-Rowney or Canson Marker paper for my alcohol marker work; the ink doesn’t sink into the paper as a lot and the colors are extra vibrant. Additionally, you employ much less ink in creating the art work!
Organising a brand new sample, texture and motif ‘repository’ and a bout of sickness
I preserve faffing about with this. After getting annoyed with a six-ring A5 ringbinder and the restricted variety of pages that may be saved inside, I found there’s such a factor as A5 panorama lever arch information! So one was purchased put up haste! I nonetheless can’t draw/write instantly in it, but it surely makes it a lot simpler to retailer paper and completed pages. So, I’m one comfortable bunny.
I’ve spent fairly a little bit of time within the final couple of weeks beginning to put collectively my collections of patterns and many others. Particularly as I’ve not been too nicely. I had been involved with some individuals who subsequently examined optimistic for Covid. I had a nervous few days questioning whether or not I’d get it. I didn’t. As a substitute I had runny nostril, slight cough, and a gentle case or tonsillitis!
I’ve not had tonsillitis for the perfect a part of twenty years. The final time I used to be getting it 4 occasions a yr and was referred to an ENT surgeon. Let’s simply say he didn’t want to make use of the tongue pressor factor to see my tonsils – they’re completely giant and have a number of tunnels (crypts) inside them from all of the tonsillitis I’ve had from a younger age. Seeing the surgeon appeared to scare the tonsillitis away; I elected to not undergo with surgical procedure to take away the tonsils. There are doubtlessly severe problems that may come up in an, ahem, older individual.
Anyhoo, It was a light case. All covid assessments for over per week have been destructive. However I’m left feeling run down from being in poor health. I’ll get well progressively!
Dropping myself in reorganising and redrawing patterns and many others was simply what I wanted. I’ve barely made a dent in my assortment, particularly as I’ve added masses extra variations as I’m going! I do know it’s going to be a long run challenge, for certain.
Different arty stuff
I’ve accomplished different arty tasks since my final put up right here. However the fatigue has been sturdy and my focus and focus weak. I’ll put up a gallery of them within the subsequent day or two!