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Week 7: Botanical

For this weeks challenge I have an unfinished piece I never want to look at again. I started off motivated, but I started working on a drawing for a friends birthday present, by the time I got back to the drawing I went crazy from just looking at it. Even today when I decided it was finished I feel completely artistically drained, though I started the day feeling optimistic and driven to work all day.

I used a lot of pen, a little bit of Indian ink and watercolours. Some parts of the drawing are just scribbles because I lost all patience with drawing plants. It might be because in my challenge last week I was also drawing plants, so I now never want to see another plant again.

Botanical, Indian ink, felt tip pen and watercolours.

I decide to only colour the flowers and didn’t colour the leaves because I wanted to make sure the main focus is on the center. Hopefully next week will be better. I may do a digital drawing next week because the theme will be Pastel. I don’t have any pastels, so I will use pastel colours in the drawing I am yet to decide on.
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Week 3: Australiana

I’m a bit late on posting this, considering I finished the piece a few days ago. So I have to settle for posting it on Paddy’s Day, which means no one will be reading it.
So the topic for this week is Australiana. To be honest I don’t know anything about Australia, just that everything that lives there wants to kill you! I had the idea of drawing spiders or the mythological “drop bear”, but then I thought I’d be very stereotypical and drew a Kangaroo. They are literally Australia’s least scary mascot… Well they could probably punch you to death… Now I’m going to have nightmares about that, hence why I never want to go to Australia.

 

Australiana Original ink work

So above is my Australiana kangaroo, I used a lot of ink, some salt on the background then I added a few drops of white acrylic paint to make it look starry. The next two images are my Photo-shopped versions that I like better than the original. Continue reading “Week 3: Australiana”