Tuesday, January 14, 2014


This 30/30 challenge really threw me off my game.  
Maybe that's the point but I felt that I lost my focus and needed to regroup.
I was trying too hard to do something different and it showed.
So, I thought, what do I love.

 I have become more of a colorist since entering the fine art world, I haven't really done much of just pure drawing.  So I pulled out a quill nib and india ink and just drew.

Pen, Ink and Watercolor
8" x 8"

I know I'm not reinventing the wheel here.  But if you visit my website you will see this is very different than the work I usually do.
In fact, it's killing me just a little not to paint into it more. 
Baby steps.
But I like this and will stick with this approach for the next few challenge pieces and see 
where it takes me.

I have been working on my large painting in my usual style and 
will have enough to start showing progressions tomorrow.


  1. Beautiful! I LOVE IT! This would be a great technique to try on Yupo. I have found that ballpoint pen works the best or a Faber-Castell Pitt-artist pen. All the others, even though they say "permanent" seem to run.

    1. Thank you Sandy, I'll try that. This piece was done on hot press illustration board.

  2. Incredible control Carmella...why do you not draw more?! The addition of color only helps to enhance the lines of the drawing.

  3. Thanks Celia. I draw alot as a prep for paintings but never just for it's own sake.
    Maybe that's what I take away from this challenge!


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