Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sketches in Stillman&Birn Delta book.

While waiting in the car I drew this tree in Pear ink, no pencil involved, just ink. Then few raindrops fell, the car was packed and we had to leave.


I was drawing this leaves, branches and thinking how wonderful would be to get lost as a bug in the grass (I actually wrote it in Russian in the drawing), not to think, not to feel, not to be responsible. It brought to mind Kafka's Bug, I loved that story and in my early teaching years I told it in my own words to little kids and they drew illustrations, amazing illustrations from their point of view on this awkward, lonely, unlovable human/bug.


Pear ink is almost over. Really liked that composition with long shadows and intimate conversation of that group of chairs. I will have to finish bigger version of it. With different ink, because this Pear ink sample is gone, used up.

4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Nikira, these are fabulous sketches, all of them. I have to agree though, that last is just exquisite with shadows, lines, and as you said, implied conversation or even of a family. Lovely work.

Nikira said...

Thank you very much CrimsonLeaves, I was hoping to draw more on weekend, especially in watercolor, but life dictates its own rules, and I am full of ideas and empty handed. :-)

Alexiev said...

Very good watercolor painting... great...

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Nikira said...

Thank you very much Alexiev, I was hoping to have enough time to draw with watercolor only, but may be next time... :-)