… this time in ink. The drawing above had candle wax rubbed into the paper after the lines had been drawn in order to create a ‘resist’ for the wash. Hence the interesting marks.
A landscape drawn in ink and wash with brushes, a pen used only for the scribbled clouds. Work such as this is best carried out swiftly in order to keep everything flowing and lively.
Drawings for the Old Stile Press edition of Richard’s Barnfield’s Sonnets were made in ink on acetate with colour used underneath. This is a study for one of the illustrations and it was made with a combination of a glass pen and a calligraphy brush. Working with a glass pen on acetate is more like ice skating when compared with conventional drawing using a metal nib on paper.
A preliminary study for a commissioned stained glass window. Brush, pen and crayon. Lots of drawings were produced for this project, the final one a full size colour ‘cartoon’ as a template for the window.
Another study for the stained glass window. A more refined drawing begins to capture the tone I was looking for.
Mari Lwyd drawing. Pen, brush and wash drawing with chalk highlights.