If you’ve read my recent posts you’ll see that I’ve been embracing drawing ink and experimenting with it a little. Although I’ve had great fun and splendid results, I’ve been left feeling uninspired in the past couple of weeks. I think it’s because I want to embrace my dark side a little more at the moment. Today I finally had a little breakthrough after experimenting with white drawing ink. I’m really loving the ghostly effect. It took a white to get used to, because it doesn’t work in quite the same way as black ink does.
My nickname in school was “ghost” so maybe I’ll play on this idea a little more 😉
I’ve also experimented with introducing glitter to the images, I was unsure about how it would scan but it actually looks really pretty.
In the past week I have felt so inspired with the new direction Twinkle & Gloom is moving in. The rules I’ve given myself to work with have opened up new ideas. In the past I have dismissed my sketchier and more naive little girls as sketches alone, but now I’ve decided that their sweet nature should be celebrated. Flitting from my scribbly girls, and my more traditional girls is keeping me excited. Some ideas I’ve struggled with bringing to life are working really well with my new method. Here are just a small selection of the illustrations I’ve created in the past few days.
I have more completed images to show you, but they haven’t been uploaded onto social media yet, so please do check my Facebook/ Instagram.
At the moment I’m very much enjoying using Ink. Ink is such a lovely material to work with, it’s great for outlines, and colouring. I’m trying new things, these little girls are experiments, I’m a sucker for outlines, so here I tried to create some pieces without as many bold lines, I love them. It’s very easy to get stuck in your ways and recently I’ve fallen out of love with my work. Although I’ve created pieces I’m happy with, the way I’ve felt in myself has made me loose confidence in my work, however I feel these new little approaches are going to make the world of difference. Sometimes It’s good to sit back and observe what your doing. My style is always evolving, for the better I hope.