Tag: pen and ink

Walpurgistnacht (April 2020)

Last night was Walpurgis, also known as Walpurgistnacht. It’s a hoilday based in European tradition. It could be Catholic or Pagan, depending on how it’s celebrated. Walpurgistnacht, according to Wikipedia: ‘In Germany, Hexennacht (“Witches’ Night”), the night from 30 April to 1 May, is the night when witches are reputed to hold a large celebration on the Brocken and await the…

The World May 2019

Here’s something loosely based on the Rider-Waite/Pamela Coleman Smith tarot deck. Most tarot decks follow this system, unless one uses the Thoth/Crowley deck, or various oracles, gypsy cards, etc. Drawn in pencil and ink, colored in watercolor. Two types of watercolor was used. Shimmer/glitter and regular watercolor. The scan, done at a low dpi didn’t…

Inktober # 9 – Squeaky Being Precious!

Squeaky Squeakums, my female tuxedo cat has become my Inktober muse. Despite her quirky habit of stealing my art pens. It must be some kind of hunting instinct. Many times she’s proudly meow as she carries one of my drawing pens in her mouth. Then as she claims herself victorious, she drops the pen on…

Inktober 2018 Sketch # 2

Continuing from the previous blog post. Here’s my Inktober sketch nummer zwei. Prompt number two was ‘tranquil.’ After finishing the sketch, I’d say the mood is more reflective that tranquil. I like this Inktober sketch # 2 more than the previous one. Watch out for Inktober 2018 sketch number three.

A Different Kind of Mermaid

  In the past few years, mermaids have become more popular. For example, every year in Coney Island, Brooklyn, there’s The Mermaid Parade. Mermaids are usually depicted as romantic, feminine creatures. Many different cultures have their own mermaid versions. After doing some quick research the other day, I discovered that in British folklore, mermaids usually…