Nihonga on Hold: Baby sketches
9 June 2012 2 Comments
I’m craving-craving-craving the supplies and knowledge to be capturing the prairie and its spring and summer storms with nihonga. However, I don’t have money for supplies or time to practice now that our son is arrived.
So I’ve been doing whatever I can creatively, in between diaper changes, hanging diapers out to dry, burping, cleaning etc etc. That means sketches. I started with graphite on watercolor paper — what I had around — and colored the sketches in with broken pastels that had been laying on the nursery floor with part of a broken, slate shingle for us to scrawl notes on during the first couple weeks of newborn-induced super fatigue. I’m actually kind of happy with the results.
Applied some copper leaf to the orange ones as well.