#colour_collective & #illo_advent day 4 – Poinsettia

Poinsettia for #colour_collective’s colour Cadmium Red and #illo_advent day 4
Poinsettia for #colour_collective’s colour Cadmium Red and #illo_advent day 4: black pigment liner 0.1, water colours, mixed media paper made from 90% bamboo fibre and 10% rag, 24cmx32cm, 265g/sqm

 

Cadmium_Red

With all the Poinsettia plants currently everywhere, it was kind of inviting itself onto the ‘canvas’ with #colour_collective’s colour Cadmium Red.

I really had fun drawing and colouring in this one. It happened so easily.

I am not sure if I should dare to try to make the wool strand red, too, worried of ruining it with an unsteady brush stroke- we’ll see – for now this needs to suffice – as I ran out of time for #colour_collective’s 19:30+1 posting time.

 

Next week’s colour for #colour_collective is yet to be announced.

For more information see @Clr_Collective and @PennyNevilleLee (#colour_collective creator) and do check out the wonderful illustrations that were posted so far.

Or maybe consider joining #illo_advent that was also launched by @PennyNevilleLee on Twitter.

Wishing all a peaceful weekend.

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#illo_advent day 2

Cat in a box… ‘when I say I’ll fit, then I’ll fit into a box!’

catinabox
Cat in a box

Under The Silvery Sky

For this evening’s #colour_collective colour Silver, I was inspired by the current silvery sky and the first few snowflakes that silently floated down onto the streets a few days back.

'Under the silver sky' for #colour_collective’s colour Silver
‘Under the silvery sky’ for #colour_collective’s colour Silver: black pigment liner 0.1, water colours, gouache, frisket, mixed media paper made from 90% bamboo fibre and 10% rag, 24cmx32cm, 265g/sqm

 

SilverThere is something quite magical about first snow.

I have observed myself and others returning to a childlike state of being when these leight-weighted, celestial dancers manifest from the sky.

Any thoughts that might have been troubling the mind fade away in admiration of these architectural miracles.

In their presence, time seems to stand still and – even if just for a mere moment – much of the ongoing chatter within the mind simply ceases.

 

Next week’s colour for #colour_collective is yet to be announced.

For more information see @Clr_Collective and @PennyNevilleLee (#colour_collective creator) and do check out the wonderful illustrations that were posted so far.

Wishing all a lovely and mind-chatter free weekend!

Eka Pada Pranamasana

For last Friday’s #colour_collective colour Green Gold I was inspired to do a tranquil illustration of a yoga asana.

 

Pranamasana for #colour_collective's colour Green Gold
Eka Pada Pranamasana for #colour_collective’s colour Green Gold : black pigment liner 0.1, water colours, mixed media paper made from 90% bamboo fibre and 10% rag, 24cmx32cm, 265g/sqm

 

goldengreenAs I tend to with #colour _collective colours, I contemplated and researched Green Gold, too.

I realised that it happens to be the colour of the wall I face whilst working at the computer, creating illustrations, or writing.

I adore the freshness of this colour as it is uplifting, positive and warm.

Another thing I discovered is that in Aura Soma ‘Green over Gold’ is the 31st bottle and it is named ‘The Fountain’.

According to the bottle description, it is supposed to support ones receptiveness to the wisdom of the heart and to make space for deepest joy to spring from within the depths of the self* – sounds promising.

 

Next week’s colour for #colour_collective is Rose Quartz, which also sounds promising.

Any theme, any medium, anyone. Post together Fri 19:30 GMT+1.

Just use the #colour_collective hashtag on Twitter.

For more information see @Clr_Collective and @PennyNevilleLee (#colour_collective creator) and do check out the wonderful illustrations that were posted so far.

Wishing all a lovely Saturday evening, a peaceful Sunday and a great start into the week!

* aura-soma.net

Halloween!

Today was an assembly of #inktober, #colour_collective’s colour Apricot and #HallowDoodle’s Werewolf.

 

Halloween for #HallowDoodle, #inktober, and #colour_collective
Halloween for #HallowDoodle, #inktober, and #colour_collective : black pigment liner 0.1, gouache, mixed media paper made from 90% bamboo fibre and 10% rag, 24cmx32cm, 265g/sqm

 

Mummy

Monster number four for #HallowDoodle and #inktober today is a Mummy.

Mummy for #HallowDoodle and #inktober
Mummy for #HallowDoodle and #inktober: black pigment liner 0.05, Canson illustration paper BD, Manga, Comics: pure white for pencil, ink, marker and watercolour, 250g/sqm, 21×29.7cm

Some time ago, I hosted a Halloween party where two guys showed up as Mummies.

Upon arrival, they simply wrapped a lot of toilet paper they had brought with them around themselves and wore John Lennon styled round glasses.

I  really appreciated the maximum impact of their costume despite its simplicity and nominated them the best dressed Halloweeners of the evening.

Quite a shame I did not capture them in a picture as evidence… but maybe Mummies are not meant to be ‘captured’ anyways.

Surya Namaskar #yoga #illustration

This one was inspired by last Sunday’s 1st International Day of Yoga and this Friday’s colour for #colour_collective: Tangerine.

Surya Namaskar, #colour_collective, colour: Tangerine: pencil 4B, black pigment liner 0.1 and0.05, watercolours, fine water colour paper 17cmx24cm 300 g/sqm

Snuggly Cats

Inspired by this evening’s #colour_collective colour: Blue Grey.

SnugglyCats
#colour_collective, colour: Blue Grey: pencil 4B, black pigment liner 0.05, watercolours, fine water colour paper 17cmx24cm 300 g/sqm

 

Sunbathing

For this evening’s #colour_collective: Mint.

sunbathing in the sea
#colour_collective, Mint: ‘Sunbathing’. pencil 4B, black pigment liner 0.05, liquid frisket, water colour, rough water colour paper 17x24cm 450 g/sqm