Potato latkes. I made paper a bit crooked and with ripped edges on purpose, to indicate casualty of the moment, to show simple and warm kitchen scene, everyday life, how loving and pleasant every moment of life is, how much I appreciate it. I used 2 inks and few Art and Graphic Twin Kuretake pens on aged watercolor paper.
latest updates: brooklyn
A little bit too industrial looking street, Ave V in Brooklyn, but for me car compensate for it, white color of this car was shining like morning sun. I used couple of inks and few Kuretake brush pens.
Corner of Ave T in Brooklyn. I had a lot of fun with ink and few Kuretake pens, my fingers still stained from mixing ink. I like this earthy color and left it airy, not too much contrast and minimum color.
Brooklyn, view from the car. I used 2 inks and little help from Kuretake pens for bits of color. Ink spreads on old paper a bit uncontrollable. Interesting that every piece of paper like wall behaves differently, even it seems the same.
I drew it on aged piece of watercolor paper, cut it with my mother’s ivory knife. I used sepia ink and green Kuretake H20, and for touches of red Twin Kuretake brush pen. I wanted to show sort of nostalgic feeling, when you appreciate every shadow, every crumb of dirty snow and present always turn into past.
Post office on Mermaid Ave. I used Kuretake pens, water brush, ink and some outlining with fountain pen in Moleskine. Such pretty name, Mermaid Ave, such not nice neighborhood. Murals on walls depicting scenes of Coney Island, Luna Park, clowns, Ferris wheel, I could not fit it all here.
People in Brooklyn, NY. Sketched people with antique triangle pencil from Japan (the one with ruler) in Holbein sketchbook.
I was looking at this car for a long time passing by from Borough Park in Brooklyn. It was parked on few different places, on driveway or street. Looks like it is Plymouth Belvedere 1955 or may be 1957, but 1957 doesn’t have words Belvedere on a side, but sort of check mark. Color is metallic blue towards periwinkle. I didn’t want to add color, used ink only and Kuretake brush in Moleskine A4.
Restaurant “Mona Lisa”in Bensohurst, Brooklyn, with big pile of snow in front of it. Never eat there, just like it cozy italian looking facade with warm yellow and red roof. I drew it solely with Kuretake pens, isn’t cool? I used few “Art and Graphic twin”, “Brushables” and “Clean Color Real Brush” and of course my favorite waterbrush. Still alot to explore. On Arches watercolor book. I went to “Jerry’s Artarama” today to look at their paper selection. I liked Handmade book, looked nice, but price is crazy.
Big Orthodox Man with BBerry Dominating a B Car (Monday, 9-20-10)