Pen and ink love affair

Pen and ink love affair

I’m loving doing this large commission for my current client. I’m loving doing black pen and ink drawings again on white cartridge paper. I’m loving seeing how the drawings evolve from nothing to a new illustration as the hours flow past. I’m loving seeing how I tackle the images without knowing exactly how they will look when I first start doing them from the photos I have been instructed to work from. I love the way I have been given free rein by the client to put my artistic creativity into it. And I love the way they look when I’ve finished them. Thirteen drawings. And also a pen and wash painting which hasn’t been finalised yet by the client as to how they want it to look. I am loving the fact that I have been allocated only a certain number of hours on each illustration as it makes me think quicker and makes me make better judgements. I love all this process.

I can’t mention yet what they are or how they are for…..

But when I can, I will….. P1080983

I've been an artist all of my life, and my paintings now hang on walls in Europe, USA and Canada. I'm working on getting them on the other continents! My wide range of artwork has been exhibited nearer to home in the East Midlands, with the Guild of Erotic Artists at Beaumont Hall Studios in Hertfordshire, and at "Erotica", Olympia, London. I have also been featured alongside my work in the Guild of Erotic Artists book (volume 2). I love to create dramatic interest in my pictures, whether it’s to paint an unusual landscape, or just to utilise dramatic lighting in my figure drawings or strong colour in my animal portraits. Delighting in the spontaneous tendencies of watercolour adds an interesting and distinctive look to my paintings, some of which are purposefully ambiguous, enabling the viewer to use their own interpretation of my artwork. I also love to hide images, and humour within my paintings, whether it’s a secret message, or an erotic couple hidden within a landscape, or even an erotic landscape where the couple are camouflaged as the features of the land itself. I am equally happy painting in oils, acrylics or watercolours and love to draw with pencil or ink. I have also developed the very effective method of drawing using white pencil on black card which creates dramatic pictures by just picking out where the light catches the body and leaving the rest of the image to the imagination, in darkness. I can also utilise many different styles, whether it is realistic, abstract, surrealistic, erotic, fantasy or camouflage art where something is hidden within the painting. I'm just passionate about my art, whatever I paint! But, it doesn't matter how many landscapes or pet portraits I paint, its always the erotic stuff that people are interested in! I started blogging to share some of the strange conversations I have with the people I meet. But its evolved into far more than that now.

Comments (4)

  1. Jun 17, 2016

    I’d forgotten the joy of pen and ink simple drawings

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