Posts Tagged ‘j herbin ink’
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
2016 is almost over!
To celebrate the end of this terrible year, I drew one sketch every day. They’re in various media on cheap-but-archival 5.5″x8.5″ embossed white cards. Some of these will be available as cards, some of them will be in a special sale for my email list next month, and some of them are already spoken for.
I had the flu and then a cold for most of December, so pardon some of the weirdness. I’m mostly well now, except for a bit of a lingering cough. Wish me luck in not catching anything else for awhile!
Happy New Year!
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Friday, October 7th, 2016
It’s been almost a year since the first bees buzzed over during Inktober.
This trio of bees are painted in a beautiful gold-infused grey ink, and paired with a paint made of real bronzite mineral that has its own subtle sparkle. The deep honey-gold evokes an unfiltered local honey, full of flavor and goodness.
Above, you can see a detail of the uppermost bee, with the gold in the linework catching the sunlight along its body. Below, the bees are buzzing around their frame like they’re at home in a hive box.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
Two of my darling patrons this month asked me for Pumpkin Spice, so they both got some cheerful Autumnal sparkle. I also had a request for sleeping late at any cost, and on of the kitties kindly posed for this little ink sketch in lovely, sparkly Stormy Grey.
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
A bit of fancy-ink word art for Kim’s Patreon sketch. I loaded up my lovely J. Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey ink into a water brush and noodled around making a big pile of books for her to not read.
Because obviously I would never do this.*
*by never I mean always, my To Be Read pile will outweigh me when I die
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
The rich amber ink is the same, but there’s smaller honeycomb and smaller bees. More and busier bees, buzzing about making honey or whatever it is that bees do when they’re not out getting pollen.
Above, you can see the lovely texture of brush strokes, art paper, and ink wash all together in rich, honeyed detail. Below, the bees are in a frame, just as honeycomb should be!
Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
Another painting with some hidden sparkle, this one’s mostly done in ink washes. The background is an amazing rich teal that none of my electronics want to pick up, and the domes sparkle with golden highlights beneath the iridescent blue dragon.
This tiny piece would add a lovely bit of scifi-fantasy allure to a desk, bookshelf, or reading nook.
Here there be dragon!
Above, you can see the shining underbelly on the dragon that floats above the domed city. Below, a tiny window into this strange world as the painting is trapped behind glass in its frame.
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