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.

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#colour_collective Indian Red: ‘Her Special Moment’ #illustration #kidlitart

This week I am late for last Friday’s #colour_collective Twitter event with Indian Red that reminded me of Indian weddings, the Sindoor powder, Indian dance, Indian culture and food…

#colour_collectivie Indian Red: 'Her Special Moment'
‘Her Special Moment’: #colour_collective colour Indian Red: pencil 3B & 4B, black, white pigment liner 0.1, frisket, watercolours, mixed media paper made from 90% bamboo fibre and 10% rag, 24cmx32cm, 265 g/sqm

 

Indian_RedWith this colour, there was no way around me creating an Indian themed illustration:

‘Her Special Moment’ – is depicting a Kathak dance performance and happens to be one of my favourite Indian dance styles.

I adore the rhythmic footwork, the lovely twirls and the abundance of light and flowing fabric of the costumes – not to mention how fond I am of the jingling of the ankle bells.

 

And now finally, I shall take some quiet time to look through last Friday’s Indian Red #colour_collective tweets.

 

I did not check this week’s colour collective colour yet, so I will leave it as a surprise…

But before I end this post, I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for passing by as well as for following my blog and for liking, commenting on, and sharing my artwork. I very much appreciate your encouragement and support!

I am wishing everybody a lovely Sunday and a wonderful week ahead!

🙂

Feeding the chickens

Yesterday’s #colour_collective colour was Corn.

‘Feeding the chickens’: #colour_collective colour: Corn
‘Feeding the chickens’, #colour_collective colour Corn: pencil 4B, black pigment liner 0.1, watercolours, mixed media paper made from 90% bamboo fibre and 10% rag, 24cmx32cm, 265 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

 

Rainbow Dragon Friends

Rainbow Dragon Friends: pencil under drawing 3B, black pigment ink (Lukas), Tintoretto Martora Kollinsky brush size 1, water colours (Reeves/Winsor&Newton), Fabrian Pittura paper cold pressed (meant for acrylic/gouache/oil) 400g/sq m, 25x35cm
Rainbow Dragon Friends: pencil under drawing 3B, black pigment ink (Lukas), Tintoretto Martora Kollinsky brush size 1, water colours (Reeves/Winsor&Newton), Fabriano Pittura paper cold pressed (meant for acrylic/gouache/oil) 400g/sq m, 25x35cm

November has been a busy month completing little projects.

With the year advancing to its end I like to use this time to feng shui my home, work, projects, thoughts, emotions, etc.

I feel that a thorough clean-up helps stay clear about ones goals and makes it easier to set priorities for the upcoming year.

But in between all this ‘busy work’ little inspirations do cross my path and some need to be realised immediately (or else I find no peace), like with this ‘rainbow dragon friends’ illustration.

I was inspired by a wonderful dream of dragons. They were busy with constructing something. Each dragon was coloured in one of the rainbow colours. From far away, they looked like a dragon rainbow.

It was a beautifully coloured fantasy journey.

Upon waking at 04:45 AM I wrote down: in the next illustration of the ‘little girl’ capture the feel and colours of the dragon dream.

Being a Sunday I was short on water-colour paper so I used my acrylic paper block instead.

Although I hoped it would not matter, it was not the best of ideas and, tomorrow, Monday, I shall definitely stock up with some good water-colour paper.