i am keeping busy with art, which lifts my heart out of its sad place and gives me a feeling of purpose…and a way to express myself that is more widely accepted (though not necessarily understood) than me just shouting profanity at the top of my lungs.
i have a critique on tuesday and need to finish a couple of more pieces. but i have finished the picture of bluejean & moonfish where i used masking fluid to create white areas before splattering the fuck out of the paper. i am not thrilled with how the dog looks…but i like it overall.
also! i colored lincoln tree the same night, dripping colored ink onto a wet piece of paper. i like how it turned out as well. i just like my art messy!
i am still working on the “epic” moses jones…here is a sneak peek at my progress/process there:
and i am working on a picture of moses jones as the archangel michael banishing satan…. okay. so when i first created moses jones, dusty lamented that he was not in my comic. so i tried to include him, but my subconscious turned him into a bit of an unsavory character. dusty is not evil. but he is a thorn in mojo’s ass. she has a lot of angst she needs to work out. this is just one representation of that angst (first inking using a calligraphy pen):
and, finally, a request from fidgit…first draft…the wooly bear mammoth:
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So very pretty! I love them all!
The piece with the dog is exceptional and worthy of sale. The colors are beautiful and earthy, the style is raw, real. This is good. I can’t wait to see your gallery or shop someday.
BTW – I thought I’d try this ink and brush thing you do. I have the brush but what type of ink do I need? I’ve got water soluble inks and block print inks but nothing that looks like the bottle you have. What is that?
thank you! i like how it turned out as well. i’m thinking about patreon? or etsy? i need to check them both out. i was thinking i could put my short stories somewhere as well?
i use sumi ink for the black ink. i think it is a traditional japanese brush ink. mine is made by Yasutomo. India ink should work as well. once these inks dry water cannot change them. i like the permanence of this kind of ink 🙂 the color inks i use are made by Higgins…but i’m not sure what kind of ink they are?