When taking a walk wearing a skirt with deep pockets and ruffles is the smart thing to do. Skirts help, especially when you don’t want to take a walk but do so anyway “because walking is good for you”.
This is the first illustration of my month of daily illustrations challenge. It’s a challenge I set myself to get into the habit of drawing.
I’m not very proud of this drawing, but hey, I made a drawing today and it’s online. First challenge met. (And I do actually feel that skirts with pockets and ruffles are important to my mental well being. Are they to yours?)
how I made illustration 1: a sensible walk
This drawing was sketched with regular pencil in a new note book (15×20 cm). The drawing measures about 15 x 15 cm. (6 inch x 6 inch )
It was inked with regular black waterproof ink and a small brush (Rosemary&Co’s Pointed Sable-mix 401 size 0) which I had never used before. I like this brush very much!
I learned that the paper has a texture that invites the ink to “travel” outside of the line…
Then I erased the pencil lines, took a picture and used Photoshop to add some colour.
How do other people do colouring? I just opened the photo in photoshop and poked a bit at it… must research. (don’t have a writing pad or pencil)
That darker green strip in the middle of the grass land is the sloping bank of a little canal that flows in the fields nearby here. I walk there, sour mooded or not. In my ruffled skirt. Which has deep pockets.
Your opinion is welcome 🙂