Inna in ink. This is the last page of my Moleskine large. Very sad. Really liked it Watercolor paper. It started with “Chinese bakery” on October 30, 09. Anyway I used ink (mixed myself) and played a little with Axe-cut strokes in the hair, holding brush angular, Pentel water brush is the best.
Couple of minutes per sketch with ink or pencil, tried this Axe-cut strokes with outline brushpen on the guy in sunglasses.
Red house, Kingshighway, Brooklyn. Another corner of Kingshighway. I used ink, couple of colors, this time took Pentel pen brush with brown ink, I got in Zelda’s art store. For green used my daughter’s old almost dried highlighter.
One day mural. Not in Moleskine, even I did calculating and sketch in Moleskine. Wanted to share. I painted this window mural in one day. Size 7.25 feet by 5 feet. Hardest part was to figure out proportions of the window sections, so it would relate to real window on the other wall. Also wall was not prepared, so I had to sand and put 2 coats of primer (second with poly). I was offered to do it the night before. I don’t like to say No to challenge. I did it alone. I didn’t think it was possible.
Brighton Beach. Sometimes I go here for food shopping, coffee and nuts in Turkish store, meat in meat market, Japanese food in Uni, fruits in Korean fruit stores. I don’t like shopping, only for art materials. I used 2 inks in Moleskine sketch, paper doesn’t take it easy, it looks a little fuzzy, but still fun.
In the process of cooking Vegetable Parmesan. I used ink only here, I just love the process, used couple of Faber-Castell artists pens, with brush nibs, to add a bit of color. In WC Moleskine Folio, I believe, it calls. One day I will buy bunch of different color inks and experiment wilder and bigger.
Chebureki is a traditional food in Uzbekistan, sort of huge deep fried ravioli, stuffed with meat, or potato, or vegetables with cheese or mushrooms. Not far from me is a restaurant, where every Wednesday most of it cost a dollar, less then half a price. When I was an art student, near my college, in the heart of Moscow, on Sretenka street was a small cafe, where we often went for lunch break to eat burning hot chebureki. So I drew it on my favorite checkerboard plate (MacKenzie-Childs wannabe) with markers and Uni-ball Onyx.
I drew in pencil, than with Falcon. I love this pen, just to screw and unscrew the cap fills me with joy.
Under the train, traffic. Brooklyn,NY.
Under the train. Traffic. Brooklyn.
I missed using Lamy Safari with ink, responding to water brush. I add Faber-Castell colored pencils for the sky.