Another ice-crystal inspired page that took shape a few nights ago.
I started with a few shapes in pilot G-2 pen, then decided to see how blending with the new pencils worked out. This is the result.
Fire and Ice II
A flame bird resplendent facing an angry ice giant. I started with a few similar shapes and then looked for features the popped out at me and pursued the picture from there.
“Ós polar” are the catalan words for “polar bear”. Doing some tests with tempera few years ago, I was just trying with colours to get a good sky/snow/ice contrast… the bear just appeared from nowhere
My resolution for 2009 is to draw more ‘in the field’ (right now I mainly draw from memory), but it has been terribly cold here lately. So, I decided to open up my window a bit and draw the icy street. Hope you like it!
The scene at the end of our street today. Reminds me of another poem
Winters came, the snow has fell
Wee Josie’s nosis froze as well.
We Josie’s frozen nosis skintit.
Winters diabolic, intit!
This was done with ink and watercolour on a watercolour Moleskine. The “border” was created by my attempts to hold the page flat with low tack, masking tape in an effort to stop the page cockling when wet. It seems to have worked but was a bit of a hassle. Does any one else have this problem?
thin ice. no one ever ALWAYS or NEVERS. you’ve got to remember these things.