Drawing of Noud, who was at the Creatievelingen samenwerkingen meetup last night in Leeuwarden. A really quick drawing.
I’ve wanted to draw something with a Bic biro for ages—that indigo blue kills me. Then I found that spraying a bit of isopropanol makes the ink run, and you get this great watery effect. (Though it seems to be only the magenta pigment that runs. The cyan doesn’t seem to run much).
Drawn on 300g brilliant white Clairalfa inkjet paper.
The Bob Mortimer (the bottom one) was the first I tried this way. It looks OK… but there are probably too many lines going on. Less is definitely more when you get it right. The drawings above Bob are more like it.
Bob and Dylan. Dylan and Thomas.
This is No.3 (so far) in my series of pub evenings with people I’d like to meet but obviously never will. I’d ask a few questions, but mostly I think I’d just let them do the talking. Or if they don’t want to talk, that’s fine too. Nothing wrong with just sitting and looking at one another.
Portraits from police press releases. These 32 portraits are a follow-on to my ‘Somerset drug dealers‘ collection from 2017. What is it about these faces? They completely fascinate me. Some are defiant, some are defeated—but no one’s really posing. There’s something completely real about them. In the age of mugging for a profile picture, these have to be the polar opposite. (Drawn with Kyle brushes).
Portrait of Arno Brok—full page in last Saturday’s Leeuwarder Courant.
(Big thanks to Alie Veenhuizen).
Pencil and graphite drawing in the late fading afternoon.
Mary Berry off the telly—a nice art print at 17×17″ on its way from Society 6 to someone somewhere. Thank you whoever you are. Ik ben dankbaar.
Pencil and pen drawings from Amsterdam last weekend. 2 from Saturday’s meetup at Museumcafé Mokum, and 3 from the Sktchy meetup in Westerpark on Sunday.
Cover art for ‘Oath’ by De’Jour Thomas.
The top picture is drawn in pencil, pen and ink, and the bottom one with Kyle brushes. For reference material, I asked De’Jour to make a video of his head, slowly panning round from one side to the other. You get a lot of mileage that way.
[Click the illustrations for a closer look].