These are a few of my favorite personalized tools to use when I’m drawing and painting. Some like the one at the top are made from scratch, its kind of a dip marker/blending brush made from skewers clutching a clump of wool bound with cotton thread and wax. However, my most treasured one has to be the dip pen in the middle with its crudely carved wooden handle, comfy fabric grip, and goose vertebra bottom to give it a bit more balance. I know they may not be the prettiest bunch of tools but what they lack in beauty they make up for in character. Anyway I can’t afford to spend loads of money on nice unique shop bought stuff…
Old smoker with some sad eyes. Its been a while since I’ve enjoyed drawing faces this much, and old faces are the best.
Tea staining, ink, and acrylic on paper.
Another portrait, though this one could have gone better. Still its only a bit of fun.
Mixed media on paper.
So its valentines day and I have been reading Bram Stokers Dracula. Hope you like my little dig at the holiday.
Tea bag, ink, acrylic on paper.
One of my miniature masks got a little ruined after some ink dripped over it. I was going to repaint it but its grown on me, so now I’m going to use it a my side picture thing.
Here is Kali all painted up with ink, acrylic, and some tea staining. All the little souls are trying to get past but Kali stands in the way plucking the unlucky ones and feeding them to her pet python. I still think she needs work but I already think she is better than my last attempt.
Kali revisited. This is just a sketch but the final image is nearly done. Last time she had tigers but this time I thought I would try something a little more reptilian. So here she is feeding cute soul creatures to a giant python. Last time I found photo shop colours way to luminous so this time I’m using inks and acrylics.
So I found this lizard in my garden. He was already dead and had no tail when I found him. Its just weird I found one. I know these are native to the UK but I’ve only seen one before when I was a kid way out in the country. I think my dogs digging unearthed his winter hide away and the cold got to him. I had to scan him in because the scales look mad and I’m sure the texture will be useful for something.
I finally drew over the last clean page in my sketch book. I am going to miss this book it was a beast. Shes a nordic warrior with an over sized sword.
Here they all are, there are twenty five of each and they all have a little gold reindeer inside that unfortunately doesn’t show up well in photographs or scans, you’ll just have to take my word for it. I think they look pretty kick arse all in all. I’ll end up selling a few but most will go to family and friends.