I’ve been doing a bit of everything this week! It’s been lovely to have some time to work on a mandala drawing for my colouring book. I began by drawing circles with a compass and dividing them up into equal sections with a ruler. I always do an underdrawing for my pen and ink work so that the final piece is as accurate as possible.
Drawing patterns for colouring is very therapeutic!
Some new pens arrived this week which is always exciting if you’re a stationery nerd like me!
I’ve still got the outside rings of the mandala to ink and I’m toying with the idea of adding some pointillism shading, but I’m not sure if it will hinder colouring. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it!
I’ve also been playing around with some pen, ink and watercolour paintings for a commission. These little French people are the result!
As you can see, they are very tiny! They’re inspired in part by a favourite childhood book I was talking about a couple of weeks ago, Leo Hartas’ Haunted Castle, which also has teeny weeny people and creatures busy doing lots of different things.
There’s also some French wine and cheese, can’t forget that!
I’m quite pleased with my little portrait for this week, but it is a little bit squished! Keira Knightley was my subject this time.
She’s painted in watercolour and I’ve added a little definition with Faber Castell Polychromos.