Torch! – various markers
latest updates: fire
I spent the weekend at a cabin in the woods with a few friends just hanging out, hiking, commiserating, etc. The first night was very cold and rainy, so we built ourselves a fire to stay warm. This is a quick sketch of the pile of wood we got together at the beginning.
I’m happy to announce that after ages of lurking here and loving it, I have finally taken the plunge and created an account. I love the work being shared and am excited to be a part of it all at last. my first post is a two-parter: two different versions of one design I created a little while back.
I’ve been a huge fan of sacred geometry for at least a year or so—seed/egg/flower of life, celtic knotwork, &c.—and decided to combine that with my lifelong love of the number 4 (and, by extension, squares) in a set of interlocking square links.
I like to think of them representing the 4 classical elements: (clockwise from top) Earth, Air, Fire, Water. another interesting reading I discovered is that they seem to represent the 4 base pairs of DNA (GATC) which are the building blocks of life as we know it. naturally, there are many more sets of 4 which could be referenced; and I invite you to choose the one(s) which speak(s) to you.
the version on the left was done with a Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen as well as Prismacolor colored pencils; and the version on the right was done with a brush-tip F-C artist pen and colored brush-tip F-C markers.
I hope you enjoy; and I look forward to sharing more of my work in the future.
New tattooed girl for the collection… This is all thanks to the model she chose the theme of the tattoo, a kitsune a fox in Japanese folklore that grows new tails increasing its mystical powers, this one has 9 the maximum. Other elements in the theme are the fire (related to the fox), a lotus flower and a “mari” ball.
Made with PITT, Tombo and Copic pens and finished with a wrapping paper collage
On Fire by Mike Staines
Watercolour of a random city on either bathed in sunlight or on fire…
Candle in watercolor. It took a lot of black straight from the tube to get the background that dark but I had fun trying to get this one to glow. I still haven’t missed a day this year painting/drawing in my moleskine! See the first two months here… http://www.tnpaint.blogspot.com