My scarred heart…

My Scarred Heart 5Feb12©Angela Porter 2012

8″ x 5″.  Inktense pencils with a water wash, fine black drawing pen and metallic watercolour pencils on watercolour paper.

Over the past couple of weeks or so, my emotions have been in a fair amount of turmoil, and this drawing has flowed out from my core.  I finally settled down enough to complete it today.  The turmoil has prevented me from settling to do much art lately, and I find my inspiration has gone somewhat.  I know it will return, eventually, it always does.  For now, however, I think it’s time for healing to occur in other ways, though art always has a part to play as a meditative activity.

Rainy-day Friday Fish!

Approx 18cm x 13cm.  Worked in a fine black Sakura Gelly Roll pen with Inktense coloured pencils with a water wash on white cartridge paper.  The colours aren’t quite this garish – I keep saying I’m useless with scanners and cameras!

I found some of my old Art Nouveau books today and thought I’d have a play around with simple line drawings.  This fish caught my eye, though I’ve adapted it to suit me.

I’ve always loved the flowing lines and simplified and stylised forms of Art Nouveau; just like Early Celtic Art and Prehistoric Rock Art  and ammonites and Romanesque architecture natural forms and so on, the organically flowing curved lines and spirals really appeals to me and they often come out in my work.  OK, not often, but most of the time!

This was a really quick drawing to do too – it took around an hour to pencil out, then outline, then colour in and then scan!  That’s super speedy for me!  Usually my works take many, many more hours.

Now, I just have to decide where I go with this … it really is an experiment.