This study is also one of my favourites of the #Inktober2019 drawings.
This time there is no deeper narrative as to why I chose this drawing to represent the prompt 'tasty'. So instead I'll get technical and tell you more about the brushpen I use. I figured an almost empty glass and a spilled drop signify that something was gulped down because it was tasty. That was it in regards to narrative.
Rather than being storytelling this drawing was a technical challenge to myself. To reproduce the distorted reflections and view unto what's inside and behind the glass in monochrome. I've always been fascinated by depicting the extraordinary in our ordinary life.
This beloved medium: the ink #brushpen, has become a standard in my drawing toolbox. It gives me the option to paint in black, to draw lines, to create flowing shapes and to fill up blank space with ink much quicker and smoother than a micron pen or copic marker, or acrylic paint for that matter, could ever do.
It is however also unapologetically daunting. No line, no drop, no brushstroke can be undone or covered up.
In this year's inktober challenge I have not sketched with a pencil or used any other helping reference.
It was just me, the paper and the brush.
I'm in love with the East Asian aesthetic of old paper scroll paintings and calligraphy. This is my modern take on the traditional aesthetic. It's a haiku poem on a piece of paper. ▶ Questions are welcome.