Friday, 25 June 2010

Working with Ink....

Ink Sketch of Safi....

It's been a mad few days trying to get my college folder handed in and finally did it today with a few minutes to spare.  I've really struggled the past couple of weeks, having torn the lateral ligament at the side of my knee, even sitting is painful, so very little painting done amongst other things.

The course was Watercolour & Inks with lots of other things thrown in, extremely inspiring, and what a wonderful teacher. It's been a real eye opener to how creative one can be, and the possibilities are endless.

This was just a small sketch i did after one of the classes, trying out different techniques with ink, using pen, straw and my finger.. Muddied the face a little, and the drawing needs attention, but it's been a useful sketch to carry forward to other ideas. Doing sketches are so important, it's brings out so many other creative ideas, especially as you are less worried about using that great big new sheet of expensive paper, often before you are ready too...

My daughter in law took this photo of Safi sitting on the beach reading. I've only used the face as I was drawn to the concentration on her face along with the way her hair hung down. One of the ideas is calling for some long beautiful colours dripping down the paper. Similar to those I did in my painting of "It's Party Time" and maybe some water added in as well to see what happens, who knows what else besides...

10 comments:

jamila aladdin said...

Hi Stephie ... I am the lady of colours fom Paintingfriends and Wetcanvas


I always love your work very much and it inspires me a lot ... I like to tell you that your work is sensational and the one in ink blows me away

AK said...

Avery complete work. The mood you have captured is amazing.

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Really expressive Stephie, hope you'll make and post more of these!

Kay Smith said...

Wow Stephie, I love this ink portrait, so free and flowing!

bonecocartunista said...

OLA, ESTOU ENCANTADO COM SEUS TRABALHOS ,JÁ SOU SEU FÃ!
ABRAÇOS!

Stephie Butler said...

Hi Jamila...I recognised you straight away from PF, I admire your work very much. Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment..

Stephie Butler said...

Thanks so much AK. It's wonderful to know feelings come across in my work too....

Stephie Butler said...

Thanks Teresa....I'm working on some other now, so hopefully if they go as planned I'll post them soon...

Stephie Butler said...

Thanks so much Kay..I love how this course has got the creative juices flowing...

Stephie Butler said...

Muito obrigado Bonecocartunista. Seu comentário é muito apreciada. Espero que isso se traduz bem.

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