Tag Archive: drawing

Apr 27

Hawthorn on Antique Paper

hawthorn on antique damask

 This postcard makes me think that maybe I’d rather draw plants than animals. It occurred to me that a lot of the patterns you do when doing Zentangles are basically plant forms.  I was thinking about Hawthorns, because of a character in the novel I’m writing now who is of the Clan Hawthorn, and I …

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Apr 20

Monarch Script Postcard

monarch script postcard

 I did this sketch during a boring meeting, and took it home to ink in with some of the inks I bought for fountain pens. (Fountain pens have broken my heart time and time again!) You can see a little of the French text coming through. I meant to cut this out and paste it …

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Apr 13

Good Birds, Bad Birds

lovebirds postcard

The owls were obviously meant to be part of a collage, since I drew them on opposite sides of the paper so I could maximize the resist. But they are so busy that the resist pattern doesn’t add much. Also, I find owls hard to draw sometimes. Their faces don’t lend themselves well to it, …

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Apr 08

Flying Sparrow on Grid

flying sparrow postcard

This is one where the drawing was fine enough, but it missed so much of the background resist pattern that I might as well have not drawn it on anything. I suppose I could “rescue” it by doing a background wash to make the figures show up more. Or maybe it’s fine the way it …

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Apr 06

Magpie Postcard

flying magpie postcard

This is another postcard where I sketched the bird on the printed-resist paper and then filled it in with ink later. You can see the script in the magpie’s wing. I used white ink on the white patch on the wing and the neck and tail, but it’s very difficult to tell, which makes me …

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