Hand sketching has been a favorite pastime of mine that has fallen to the wayside next to computer generated “art.” When I do get the time, I love getting a bit of India Ink under my fingernails and am slow to fully clean the experience away. I feel that if I clean it away, I will sooner forget the moment happened where I had time to sit and draw.
In the beginning, I experimented with blending watercolors with an overlay of India Ink. I moved on to making impressions with watercolors to get the “underwater” look. I have some future plans for these to come…
The third image is an India Ink sketch that I created in multiple layers on vellum for an album cover concept. This took quite some time and I look forward to the time when I can dedicate myself to another one of these.
The last images are drawings from art school, where I loved playing with shadows and depth with charcoal. The floral is from a nature studies course that I find blends the delicacy and rigidity that flowers can sometimes embody.