Paper Bag Sketches

Had two paper bags laying around on my desk. Decided to draw flowers on one and our friend Joe on another- using Uni Posca paint markers.

Inktober Day 25: Waterlilies in Ramat Gan

There’s a waterlily pool near where I work, and it would be so easy to paint them with watercolours and so difficult to sketch them in pen and ink, so of course I sketched them in pen and ink. It is inktober after all.

Platinum 3776 UEF, Sailor Epinard, A4 Midori MD Cotton notebook.

Inktober Day 24: Our Friend Joe

This is a quick sketch of our family friend Joe during our weekly zoom meeting with him. Joe is one of the smartest, funniest and kindest people I know, he’s 97 years old, and he’s been a family friend since I can remember myself.
Do you have a similar inspiration in your life?

This was sketched using a Platinum Plaisir fountain pen on an A4 Midori MD Cotton notebook.

Inktober Day 23: Packing Up the Plastics in the Sea Exhibit

As I was running a few days ago I saw some workers packing up the plastics in the sea exhibit and I stopped to take a picture of them as they tried to figure out how to fit all the statues into their truck. I sketched this purposely very loosely and very quickly, to see if I could capture a complex scene without getting overly absorbed in the detail. It’s a good exercise to try out, and one that I intend to do more of in the future.

TWSBI ECO fine with J. Herbin Emarald of Chivor on an A4 Midori MD Cotton notebook.

Inktober Day 22: Indian Motorcycle

A friend was at a local vintage Indian motorcycle meeting and she took a photo of a 1948 Indian chief, so this is today’s sketch, directly in pen and ink. 3776 Plantinum UEF fountain pen with Sailor Epinard ink on an A4 Midori MD Cotton notebook.

Inktober Day 21: Autumn in Saskatchewan (autumn foliage part 5 – the finale)

My memories of autumn in Regina Saskatchewan are what inspired this small series, and so I thought that it would be fitting to draw a small panorama of autumn leaves in Regina.
Drawn with various brush pens and Staedtler markers on an A4 Midori MD Cotton notebook.

You can see the full page here. I kind of like the resulting effect:

And if you want a process video, here it is:

Inktober Day 19: Sugar Maple (Autumn foliage part 3)

The grey bark of the sugar maple make its orange foliage pop even more. Drawn with a Kuretake fudegokochi extra fine brush pen which I do not recommend for any sort of artwork – it takes ages to dry, and isn’t stable until it’s completely dry, and even then you can’t trust it not to make a mess of your artwork. Also used Faber Castell Pitt brush pens (which I do recommend) on an A4 Midori MD Cotton notebook.

Inktober Day 17: Ginko Biloba (Autumn Foliage part 1)

There’s no real autumn here, and I really miss the leaves changing colour and an actual autumnal season, so I decided to dedicate the next few inktober sketches to trees in autumn. The first is ginko biloba, with its gorgeous golden leaves.
This was sketched with a Pentel GFKP brush pen, the king of brush pens, and Faber Castell Pitt brush pens on an A4 Midori MD Cotton notebook.