Day 64 – Scribble Elephant

This elephant started out as a series of quick scribbles to make something that resembled an elephant, and after 40 attempts, I came up with one that wasn’t that bad. I thickened up the lines with permanent marker, then added Tombow pens and colored pencil.

Day 63 – Found Shapes

“Found” shapes… I looked at random shapes on telephone poles, leaves, and even on my fireplace tile. I found all these little creatures using my imagination. These were done with fountain pen, Tombow markers, and colored pencil. I didn’t let all of them dry, so I ended up paying for it by having some of the pages mark each other.

Day 59 – Blue Girl, testing out watercolor pens

I’m trying out different water soluble markers – I experimented here with Arteza, Tombow, and Marabu.

The Arteza brushes were hard to work with and didn’t lay down much ink, but they blended out better than the Marabus.

The Marabu pens lay down ink well and the colors are nice, but I don’t understand how these are supposed to be water soluble.

I tried to get by with other pens because the Tombows are expensive to get the full set of colors. But, they lay down color well and blend out beautifully with color.

The girl’s face was a Tombow portrait set, and the Arteza pens were used for the hair simply because I had more colors available. The Marabus I didn’t bother using on this one.

I added details with a white gel pen.

Day 30 – a quick doodle

A doodle on a USPS receipt while at my desk for a meeting. Tombow brush pens, white out, and a BIC pen. It started this morning as a doodle where I just traced the outlines of the words, then they started to look like buildings to me. Good thing I don’t need that tracking number anymore… You can see the receipt words under the yellow building.