Sketchbook

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So I have a lot of sketchbooks. And right now I’m working on one that I hate. To be honest, most of the sketchbooks I have I hate the paper in them, it’s just not the right texture and it makes drawing kind of difficult. Once I’ve filled them up I’m going to hit up Deserre’s and Curry’s to get some with paper I actually like.

Speaking of which, the sketchbook pictured above has this really smooth, thin kraft paper. I do wish the paper had a touch more texture to it, but I think it’s pretty decent for markers.

Anyway, I got bored looking at it’s bland kraft coloured cover so I painted it.

Acrylic paints, and matte medium.

Bison

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So, I love cows, the vast majority of bovine creatures really, because they’re just so darn cute. They’re like over-sized puppies, and it helped that once a cow tail-whipped my little bro in the face when he was a kid (that is one of my favourite memories as a kid).

And bison, are a type of cow, at least I’m fairly certain they are, and they have this adorably curly fur. Which one day I’d like to ruffle my hands in to see if it’s as soft as I think it is.

I think I went overboard with the reddish-pink around his eye, however his nose turned out wonderfully.

Ink and watercolour pencils.

Vial

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I’ve been having the worst artists’ block lately. And it doesn’t seem to want to go anytime soon. However, I did manage to pump out this one. Baby steps, baby steps.

What do you do when you’re grappling with artists’ block?

Kuretake CleanColor Pens, and Acrylic Ink.

Feed Me…. In Colour!

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I liked the first version so much I re-draw it and slapped some colour on it. I did not expect the yellow ink to be so neon, but here is looks amazing, and I did a great job with blending the orange shading.
I’m finally getting the hang of using these inks, although I’d prefer they cam with droppers, and didn’t give off such a strong unpleasant smell. Ah well, I guess I can’t have everything hahah.

P.H. Martin’s Bombay India Inks