Title: House of the Master Tinker
Novel: Whimcircusical ( My Original Novel)
Materials: Tomoe River Paper, Fountain Pen, Copics White Copic Ink
The video is a clip of how I drew “House of the Master Tinker” , which is the home of my favorite muse and the protagonist of my Fantasy novel, “Whimcircusical”. It is home to the whimsical and magical Chester Whimsy and Poppy Le Frou, Potions Mistress. The home is designed to be a magical lair for their concoctions, creations and the base for all their adventures.
I did this piece mostly to practice before I did a major gallery piece for the Fountain Pen Day Gallery on November 5-6,2016 at SMX Aura. I really don’t do galleries/exhibits but I got invited and I was thrilled! I do love inked art and enjoy creating them so I am looking forward to it.
The Making of the Piece
This piece is done on Tomoe River Paper, same paper as the Hobonichi Paper. Smooth but darn so fragile. It’s easy to wrinkle and so i taped it down to my drawing board, even that didn’t help much. I wonder if I can iron it out or heat straighten it?
The piece was inked with fountain pen inks like J.Herbin , KWZ – Orange (iron Gall), Pilot Iroshizuku inks and Fountain pens which I found very fun to do. It’s the first time I am doing this kind of art so experimenting was part of the fun. I was especially impressed with the KWZ ink that seems to work magic on my paper. The orange color turned gold and then a great dark shade which I would love to use in future paintings. I experimented on blending inks and with the grass and got good results. I really had fun in making new techniques which I can use in my next illustrations.
I’ll be scanning the piece soon and linking and posting it to this post after.
To all in the Know: This is proof that work is getting done to finish the story that has been in my head for a long time.
I realized that I didnt really post about my novel. I just haven’t had the time and will tell you more about it in a separate blog post. And yes, the house is inspired by Howl’s moving castle but I think I made it all my own.The story however, is completely original.
I did a speedpaint for Day 7: Lost and it is of Nico di Angelo from Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan.Check it out below!
Nico is a lost child and he spent a lot of time being searched for by people. So I thought he would be a good subject… Plus i got a request. Hit 2 birds with one stone right? so here
there will be some new stuff coming on the blog! 🙂 watch out for it soon!
Ok, so it was busy! But I have to update you on my Inktober stuff. I have not missed a day and it really was fun. Just click to see the full picture!
DAY 3: COLLECT
For obvious reasons , I collect ART MATERIALS. I am a hoarder and I cant seem to stop! I did this inktober on my art journal/ leuchtturm1917 had fun with using plain inks and just drawing in the raw.
DAY 4: HUNGRY
A 10 minute sketch of ponyo and her ham ramen XD this was a crowd favorite. I inked with brushpens, colored with copics and yeah, made a rough mess. but this was fun!
DAY 5: SAD
I was literally sad this day as I had a a migraine. Drew this one at the doctors office on my Bullet Journal
DAY 6: HIDDEN
In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.
I thought that it was appropriate, hobbits are creatures that can stay unseen to those they do not want to see them and they stay hidden in the Shire. Plus, Bagend was hidden under the tree.Done with brush pens and copics in 15 mins. I had a lot of fun!
Tonight I do DAY 7! So far so good! i have not missed a day!
my original sketch of asfaloth had Glorfindel (Not arwen) with him. But since he is sooo fast he left glorfindel ( or I messed up) 🙂
anyway Noro Lim in elvish apparently means “Ride Fast” so its in theme
I am enjoying Inktober way too much!