I started with ink, but slipped into colored pencils, very few, over the ink. I don’t have enough ink colors and red from Faber-Castell artist brush pen didn’t want to accept water at all. Blue connects everything and making smart face.
Ink bleed interesting way on this hairy paper, giving it a little vintage look. Past this cute house yesterday on the way from Garfield place in Brooklyn.
Chuckie was named by my daughter when she was 7 after the Chuckie from “Rugrats”, red haired funny character from cartoon. He was my first cat, before I thought that I am a dog person. He used to ride in my daughter’s doll baby carriage, sometimes wearing white hat with the frills, sometimes deliberately jump into the stroller and roll till it stops, hitting the wall. Now he is a patriarch of the family and often get tossed around by Fellini, younger generation. Ink in watercolor Moleskine A4.
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.