An owl we saw at the Hawk Conservancy Trust awhile back. If you’re into birds at all and are ever near Andover in the UK, it’s well worth a trip. Not entirely happy with how this drawing turned out (partly down to execution on my part and partly to using a new paper that I … Continue reading Inktober Day 19: Owl
Small drawing (5cm x 5cm) of a coin that I recently saw and loved at the British Museum. It’s an Athenian Owl Tetradrachm dated from 460-404 BC. Obviously I found the owl cute, but I also very much like that Athena’s owl is a symbol of wisdom.
Drawn from a photo I took in Kyoto in 2015. This took me longer than I’d have liked (largely due to lack of time!), so I’m behind again on my Inktober drawings. Though that’s the case, I’m very much enjoying this process; I may not be posting every day, but I am drawing every single … Continue reading Inktober Day 14: Kyoto Street Scene
Posting a day behind schedule, still, but should be up to speed tomorrow. Another busy day, another super fast sketch, this time a candle in a bell jar.
I haven't been that well the last few days and the cat integration project has been intensive (we are making progress!) so I fell behind on my Inktober drawings. Was never going to be able to do four detailed ones in one day to make up time, so instead, here are three 5 minute sketches … Continue reading Playing Catch-up (i.e. Inktober 5, 7, & 8)
A quick ink and Copic drawing of a tiny ceramic maneki neko we bought in Kyoto. If anyone knows of somewhere we can find these specific little guys (see second photo) online, I’d love to know! They came in many poses and we should’ve bought more when we were there! ☺️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💡Lesson learned from … Continue reading Inktober Day 6: Kyoto Neko
Based on a photo I took in Takayama a couple years ago. I converted the little tanuki statue into a real tanuki (at least I hope it looks like that!) Those in the know, will spot the eight symbol on the sake bottle and the straw hat. 💡Lesson learned from this piece: Think about how … Continue reading Inktober Day 3 (on Day 5 ☺️): Tanuki in Takayama