A couple of quick (ish) drawings of kitties, the first I’ve done since I said goodbye to my companion puss of 16 years a few weeks ago. So, they’re both white as he was pure white.
Often, all anyone would see of him was his backside while I was Skype-ing with them. Sometimes his cute pink nose pressed up to the screen.
He sure left a lot of deep paw prints of love on my heart. He was one unique kittycat for sure.
I dug out one of my Lamy fountain pens, which had a black ink cartridge in it. I swapped the black for green, and drew this on some bristol board.
From time to time I dipped the nib in the black ink so I had some gradients and variation in the drawing.
It was fun to do. Also, it’s been a while since I drew with pen on paper; most of my work of late has been digital drawing, with the occasional pencil/pen sketch on paper.
Today I give the second of my anti-stigma talks for Time to Change Wales. Today, it’s just a couple of miles down the road from me.
I was tired yesterday after my talk; not physically tired, emotionally tired, and I still feel a little so this morning.
I started drawing this before I went off yesterday, did some more work on it last night and finished it this morning.
Art really helps soothe my emotions and helps me find that place of calm, contentment and balance.
That’s my #tuesdaytip. Find something you can lose yourself in, that brings you peace and calm and contentment and a break from the stresses, worries, problems of life. It’s all about self-care. For me it’s art or making music, sometimes taking a walk, and mindfulness meditation. For others it could be gardening, baking, woodturning, swimming, cycling, or any one of a myriad activities that bring peace and contentment.
Another floral wreath card, hand drawn on watercolour paper, coloured using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens with a water-brush. I added some Gold Sakura Gellyroll highlights, as well as some sparkly crystals in red, amber, and two shades of green.
Not my usual kind of colour combination, and I’m not at all sure I’m happy with it.
The design would make a pretty bujo spread or month cover, just enough space in the middle for a title.
Trying to find those #weekendvibes.
Saturday morning and I do my best to settle into a creative mode, and this is the result. A pretty, floral wreath, drawn on watercolour paper with copic multiliner sp pens.
It’s been a hard couple of weeks and being creative has been difficult for me. I’m beginning to settle after the upheavals that have occurred, but it’s taking a while. I will get there, and being able to draw this, and colour it, shows I’m starting to settle. I am doing my best to find those weekend vibes.
The watercolour paper is 5″x 5″ and has been mounted on a 6″ x 6″ square side.
Believe … in yourself.
I thought I’d spend sometime today finishing off this bookmark design.
I’m not too happy with the colours, a bit too dark, but I can always re-colour at some point.
Digitally drawn and coloured, though I did sketch the writing out and scan it in to help me write it on my Microsoft Surface book with my Microsoft Surface pen.
#fundaysunday #sundayfunday #weekendvibes