|the little lines in the background are the texture of the watercolor paper|
My sixth grade students are currently working in pen and ink (it's those calligraphy pens that you dip in ink), and I got totally
And it was so good. Therapeutic, fun, and super specific/nit-picky (which I totally love). You can get a crazy amount of detail with this method, and I love little details.
My process was basically to start drawing a pattern, then see how it evolved and morphed as I moved around the page. I let the pen guide the way, and just had fun playing with shapes and line quality. The lines soon turned into masses that looked like strange creatures, so I just went with the flow, and let them become awesome non-sensical beings. I like trying to name them and figure out what kind of hybrid animal they might be.
By the way, for reference, these drawings are pretty small. The one above is actually probably smaller than it appears on the screen, and the other two are about the same size as they appear.
I'm quite pleased with what I made, and I love how different it is from everything else I have done before. I made these three drawings one night at the farm over the long weekend. I am hoping to find some time to do more drawing soon and see what happens next. I want to make tons of one of a kind art like this and sell it on Etsy, so maybe these will be for sale soon...?
Have you made any art recently? What crazy animal hybrids do you see in my drawings? Help me identify my creatures!