The Butterfly

The ButterflyAfter 6 months of concentrating on other projects, I decided to put pen to paper again last Friday and see if I could still draw. This is a character from an illustrated book I’ve been working on for some time…its not finished yet but…so far, so good. I only began drawing regularly when I came to Vietnam about 5 years ago and I never drew when I was young so, when I don’t draw for a period of time, I’m petrified I won’t know what to do when I next pick up a pen.

 

The Leafy Sea Dragon

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Leafy Sea DragonFor the past few years now, in between doing design work, I have been trying to hone my drawing skills using only fine point black ink pens. After some experimenting, I now use Copic Multiliners, mostly the 0.1 size. This Leafy Sea Dragon was a commissioned piece for a musician friend in Australia I did earlier this year. She is a very talented singer, piano player and composer who has a song about the leafy sea dragon which is – apparently – the marine sea animal of my home state.