I liked the clever attitude of this dog and I had to find a quote which would match that particular facial expression. I hope you agree with my choice and Salvador Dali’s statement!
Drawing done with brush pen and watercolour on Moleskine sketchbook.
I chose to put this elephant behind the foreground decor to give a feel of space and depth. I painted the background with a graded wash for the light effect. I was inspired by the African theme when I chose the golden pattern reminiscent of African design.
This sketch was done mainly with watercolours and brush pen. I did not feel the need to put any comment or lettering as the elephant was naturally taking a lot of space already in this double spread.
Watercolour sketch done with brush pen and decorative tape in my moleskine sketchbook. I continue doing the animal series with bright colours as there is endless inspiration and fun with this subject matter.
From my Moleskine sketchbook a double page done with watercolour and brush pen.
As ideal subject for a black ink brush pen sketch, here are a few facts about these lovely birds : “Atlantic puffin is a small bird. It weighs 0.5 kilograms (17.5 ounces) and can reach 25 centimetres (10 inches) in length. Males are slightly bigger than females. Nicknamed ‘sea parrots‘ – and sometimes ‘clowns of the sea‘! – Atlantic puffins have black and white feathers and a large parrot-like beak. Puffins are fab flyers, flapping their wings up to 400 times a minute and speeding through the air at up to 88km/h (55 mp/h).”
I wanted to draw with a brush pen and with no preliminary sketch : with ink you have one go and no correction. I feel the challenge is quite liberating and I enjoy the spontaneity and flow in drawing that way. These little meerkats were very cute and they were from different photos (copy right free). I just made this conversation happen…
A watercolour and pencil drawing from my sketchbook. I found an interesting quote about horses on the internet from an unknown author which illustrated perfectly my little sketch : “The earth would be nothing without the people but the man would be nothing without the horse”
Four mini portraits from an article in the newspaper about going bald. …Being bold and proud about being bald is very much trendy!
From my sketchbook another interesting character with her dog , done with 8B pencil.This was taken from an advert for pet insurance…
From my sketchbook a drawing of a funny face found in some junk mail .