An Entangled Sunday

An Entangled Sunday ©Angela Porter |

Yesterday evening, I took a combination of Tombow Fudenosuke, Sakura Pigma Micron and Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens to a 6″ x 6″ piece of Strathmore vellum surface Bristol Board. I ended up with a black and white entangled drawing. This morning, I scanned the image in and added a kraft paper background and then some subtle shading and highlights in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.

After Inktober and my focus on digital art, it was nice to draw traditionally for a change. My mood and energy levels were such that I needed to slip back into the familiar, comforting entangled style of art to soothe my emotions once again.

This drawing worked out OK. However, I don’t feel it flows at all well, though that does reflect yesterday’s mood and mindset.

The part I really like is the rectangle towards the bottom left. I’m also fond of the arcs to the right. Actually, I like all the design elements, I’m just not happy with how they’ve been lumped together. Maybe I’m just being overly self-critical here.

It’s a sunny Sunday morning in the Valleys of South Wales. I think it’s going to be a quietly artsy day, with a trip out for some essential groceries in a short while I think.

Winter Solstice 2014

Winter Solstice 2014

Happy Solstice to you all!

A time to let go of what limits you in your life’s progress, of what is now done with of what you no longer need, all in order to make space for the new.

I finally had time today to spend on art for pure pleasure for myself.  Much of my art of late has been for publishers as wll s in my art journal.  Doing this work is really enjoyable, but it has to fit a brief, whereas the work above just flowed from my pen without any thought or form to begin with.