My submission for this week’s Illustration Friday, Shelter. A sketchy, inky drawing on a Moleskine page.
The base layer on the page is tissue paper that was wrapped around my soap from Lush. The drawing itself is pigment ink pen, watercolour and acrylic ink.
Close up detail:
I dreamed of the moon as a timeless clock, acrylic ink, acrylic paint, ink pen, ink stamp, collage on card, 12 x 21cm
My penultimate piece in my Loqui series. I think this one really reflects many of the techniques I have been trying out recently.
I wanted to have a lot of imagery in this piece but also for it to not look overcrowded. I did plan the composition of this one quite precisely.
I dreamed of the moon as a timeless clock
As if it slipped off its face
into the ocean
of the night.
Not an utter tick,
just the soft silver-blue
of the waves in its light.
Faceless but infamous,
as the stars we laid under and named by numbers.
A distant whisper of hands
as mute as swan.
in the muffling pillows
fed to the warm sheets
of the waterless sand.
I saw a gull glide, dreamless.
A slide along the air.
just the slow
under its wing.
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See my other artworks in this series here.
Playing around with ideas in Photoshop instead of using my usual sketchbook. Just felt like doing something different and actually could’t be bothered to get my sketchbook from upstairs- which is awful I know. Drew things with my tablet, made brushes out of them, changed the composition, layered different things etc.
I also want to physically make this on paper with ink. I’m interested in how differently it will come out when using a more traditional medium.