It’s been a busy July. I had picked out the next experiment drawing for the Speedball pen last week, but with the holiday weekend activities, I didn’t get around to drawing it until Tuesday. These buildings have complicated exteriors so it took some time to pencil it out and then delineate with the pen. Once again, I decided to go with a more flowing, less structured drawing. I think this style lends itself well to the Speedball pen characteristics. It will sit until tomorrow so I can look at it with fresh eyes before I add the water to it.
Also using up studio time this week is a very different kind of commission. Remember the dragon block print that I cut up to make a set of 4 bookmarks? Well, I had someone want me to make up 7 more sets for her. She is giving a talk on Chinese culture in the fall and wants to hand out the bookmarks to the participants. What fun for everyone. I made up the prints yesterday and today I will start the added watercolor. It will take a couple of days to finish the painting, cut them and then get the lamination done. It’s a busy week, which is good because with all of our rain, I can’t get out to weed.