Just a few entries from my sketchbook today.
One way of getting more comfortable with inks, I’ve been told, is to try free-hand work, or working in ink without the ‘safety-net’ of penciling in the image underneath first. I didn’t follow that advice completely here, but I’m learning that it’s freeing to explore ink as a medium in and of itself, letting the brush go where it likes, and allowing it to produce images where it will. The element of surprise is always fun, and keeps things new. I would even say that a lot of the images which I’ve come to like are often the ones that happen completely unplanned, when I’m taking ‘drawing’ the least seriously as an endeavor. They are “happy accidents” as my old art teacher used to say.