Friday, December 30, 2011

Woman on a Sofa

Here is a quick pen & ink sketch I did the other night.

I am attempting to better learn how to draw in this style, using large areas of black in combination with thin pen lines.

My favourite part of this whole illustration, though, is the woman's hair and the black square behind it. Despite them both being black, the hair is interacting with the background, creating depth in a subtle way.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Christmas Carol

There are few better opening lines in all of literature.

I do not grow tired of this book, and feel to this end – at least with myself – Dickens has achieved his purported aim:

"I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it."