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Pterodactylus
April 10th, 2016, 11:38 AM
I liked the idea at FPN to collect art in a common thread to create a big virtual gallery to browse through it.

If you also like this idea please post (or repost) your art in this thread.

All kind of art is welcome, it does not matter which materials you use, which pens you use, if you draw, paint, sketch, sculpture, carve, ..... or your art is created traditional or digital.

It also does not matter how skilled you are, if you are satisfied with your artwork and you think you did a good job and you want to show it, then this is the right place.

I´m looking forward to see you your art !!!

snowbear
April 10th, 2016, 11:49 AM
How about a photograph?
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14037872692_c0e143f1c4.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/notLtN)

Pterodactylus
April 10th, 2016, 11:50 AM
Ok, I will start with the results of this afternoon joint drawing session with my 6 years old son.

He decided to draw a crown today and using his colored pencils.
The young artist is really satisfied with his result (as well as his Dad). :)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1611/26285286901_786141d391_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G3JY2K)

(Jolly Colour Pencils)



I´ve decided to sketch a dragonhead with ink using our home made Black Elder stick pens.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1502/25746656034_82774a094c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Fe9kQE)

(Black Elder Pens ..... Libro Königsblau)

Pterodactylus
April 10th, 2016, 12:02 PM
I´d also like to repost some of my recent sketches and drawings which I personally like.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1691/26314554315_5eab00303d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G6jYdk)Lion (https://flic.kr/p/G6jYdk)

(Black Elder Pens ..... Libro Königsblau)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1691/26029996820_6443fdd441_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FEbxbC)

(Sewex MB flex EMF ..... ESS Registrars Blue-Black)
(Rohrer & Klingner Leipziger Schwarz)
(Diamine Ancient Copper)
(Pentel Waterbrush)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1590/25883396080_78526d9fb6_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FreaTE)

(Serwex MB flex EMF ..... ESS Registrars Blue/Black)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1543/25542245100_882d108365_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EV5FAd)

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPad Pro)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1463/24997104942_fbb3627ca1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/E5UGpY)

(Faber Castell - Castell 9000)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1489/24465449353_dc879c9e86_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DgVPJi)

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPad Pro)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/650/23245934553_47bbd5967e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Bqaut4)

(Faber Castell - Polychromos)
(Faber Castell - Castell 9000)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7717/17216018856_b51d58caf8_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sejABj)

(Faber Castell 9000)

Pterodactylus
April 10th, 2016, 12:04 PM
Snowbear, I have nothing against a photography, a good shot you made with your camera can also be art :)

Pira
April 11th, 2016, 02:01 PM
Snowbear ~ I like photography like that, which can be viewed as modern art :)

Pterodactylus ~ your son's crown is most excellent, and I certainly should think he is pleased with the result. Another smashing tribal styled drawing from you and your elder-pen :)

For myself I offer up my drawing for an online challenge in twitter called 'Alphabet Animals'. This week: C is for Centaur

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1517/26280542332_5c66428884_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G3jDCQ)C is for Centaur (https://flic.kr/p/G3jDCQ) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr


Drawn using Platinum Carbon black ink & vintage dip nib as well as watercolours on Stillman&Birn Zeta paper

migo984
April 12th, 2016, 12:52 AM
Here's a re-post of a coloured pencil sketch of the traditional Sydney Harbour ferries, from Circular Quay towards the Bridge.

Pira
April 12th, 2016, 04:25 AM
Oh Migo984 ...how breathtakingly vibrant!! That's so full of life and colour :D

snowbear
April 12th, 2016, 05:21 AM
Looking out the window.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1604/25741686614_a0416b19e5.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FdGSB1)

Pen & ink, ink wash

Crazyorange
April 12th, 2016, 07:32 AM
Here's a re-post of a coloured pencil sketch of the traditional Sydney Harbour ferries, from Circular Quay towards the Bridge.

Wow!!! Beautiful. I'm so jealous of your artistic ability.

Pira
April 12th, 2016, 07:50 AM
Snowbear....is that your cat?! :) My blinds finally died from the catabuse...

snowbear
April 12th, 2016, 01:44 PM
Snowbear....is that your cat?! :) My blinds finally died from the catabuse...

That's one of them. Bell, the older one, is the grey tuxedo; Zoe, the younger (and larger) is the calico.

Pterodactylus
April 15th, 2016, 02:02 PM
This evening sketch

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1680/26175603760_e1836bdd52_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FT3P47)

(Faber Castell - Castell 9000)

Pira
April 16th, 2016, 10:07 AM
Ptero ~ nice bird of prey there....and an excellent choice of pencils too!!

Pterodactylus
April 16th, 2016, 01:05 PM
Thanks Pira :)

As I personally like my todays sketch I´d like to add it also here.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1472/25863352833_7e173a8ee8_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FpsrJr)

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Pira
April 16th, 2016, 03:47 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1511/25863798354_706a700985_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FpuJaQ)Floral Ink ~ Platinum Pigmented Rose Red (https://flic.kr/p/FpuJaQ) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

One of my on going photography series: Floral Inks ~ where I match an ink a blossom or seedpod of sometype. I want the effect to be that ink is seemingly sourced from nature.

This was today's effort ~ Platinum Pigmented - Rose Red with a pink tulip.

Pira
April 16th, 2016, 03:51 PM
I SEE what you are doing here Ptero!! :D It's staring directly at me daring me to create more!! :D

snowbear
April 16th, 2016, 04:43 PM
Ptero - Eye really like this one. ;)
Pira - this is awesome and a great color match.

Pterodactylus
April 17th, 2016, 05:27 AM
Thanks Pira & Snowbear :)
You got me Pira. :jester:

fountainpagan
April 17th, 2016, 06:05 AM
.....

Pterodactylus
April 17th, 2016, 07:49 AM
You like cats?
Me too!

I did these two last year

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7653/16273005413_24a867e1e2_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qMZpyR)

(Faber Castell - Albrecht Dürer)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7654/16780387679_519914a161_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ryPSCX)

(Pelikan 100N - EF ..... Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa)
(P.W. Akkerman Hofkwartier Groen)

Pira
April 17th, 2016, 08:12 AM
A gorgeous day here with many things on the go including yard work.

One of the drawing projects is a birthday card for a niece who likes giraffes... pencil sketch is done and now I just need to sit down to ink it.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1720/25876827834_a96db69f0b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FqDvo3)Birthday Card sketch ~ Giraffe (https://flic.kr/p/FqDvo3) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Cats are always something I enjoy Ptero :) are those two potraits of yours?

snowbear
April 17th, 2016, 09:26 AM
KITTEH!! :D

Pterodactylus
April 17th, 2016, 10:11 AM
No, they are not mine, but we have 2 cats.

Good sketch, your Niece will love it.
The one with the elephant is also really good.

Pira
April 18th, 2016, 11:28 AM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1668/26507290325_7708187abc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GomMUZ)D is for Dragon (https://flic.kr/p/GomMUZ) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

D is for Dragon ~ Platinum Carbon Black ink (with dip nib) & watercolour on Stillman&Birn Zeta paper

migo984
April 18th, 2016, 05:22 PM
Oh Migo984 ...how breathtakingly vibrant!! That's so full of life and colour :D

Thank you Pira. That means a lot coming from you. I had a lot of fun with that sketch - Sydney Harbour is gorgeous.

migo984
April 18th, 2016, 05:23 PM
Here's a re-post of a coloured pencil sketch of the traditional Sydney Harbour ferries, from Circular Quay towards the Bridge.

Wow!!! Beautiful. I'm so jealous of your artistic ability.

Awww thank you :-) But I wish I had your way with zentangles. They're awesome. You should post some on here.....

migo984
April 18th, 2016, 05:26 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1511/25863798354_706a700985_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FpuJaQ)Floral Ink ~ Platinum Pigmented Rose Red (https://flic.kr/p/FpuJaQ) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

One of my on going photography series: Floral Inks ~ where I match an ink a blossom or seedpod of sometype. I want the effect to be that ink is seemingly sourced from nature.

This was today's effort ~ Platinum Pigmented - Rose Red with a pink tulip.

That's beautiful! I have some of the Kyo-iro FP inks from Japan and they are made from natural dyes. Your photo made me think of them :-)

migo984
April 18th, 2016, 05:29 PM
A gorgeous day here with many things on the go including yard work.

One of the drawing projects is a birthday card for a niece who likes giraffes... pencil sketch is done and now I just need to sit down to ink it.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1720/25876827834_a96db69f0b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FqDvo3)Birthday Card sketch ~ Giraffe (https://flic.kr/p/FqDvo3) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Cats are always something I enjoy Ptero :) are those two potraits of yours?

Great sketch Pira. Do you use photos or other forms of reference? I struggle with form and scale when I sketch if I don't have a reference point.

migo984
April 18th, 2016, 05:38 PM
A 10 minute water colour sketch, with black pigment ink details. I'm trying to loosen up and not get too tight or concerned with being too accurate, so I'm trying the technique of setting a maximum time limit.

This was using a photo reference and yes, the sunset really was that colourful!

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Pelikan-Vera
April 19th, 2016, 12:29 AM
fantastic Migo. nice combination. Vera

Pira
April 19th, 2016, 04:22 AM
Great sketch Pira. Do you use photos or other forms of reference? I struggle with form and scale when I sketch if I don't have a reference point.


Thank-you Migo. To answer your question ....yes...it's what artists do. That is why they have models...even the most famous ones make/made sketches from life (or photographs they had models pose for) and then used those to patchwork their final compostition. It's all about observation...and then I try to get things right with my composition for a drawing. I'm always learning things and hopefully improving in my ability to translate it to paper. It's not like I'm sitting in a medival monestary illuminating manuscripts with pictures of wild beasts, but being forced to draw creatures based on the vague descriptions of ancient travellers. I have the internet and mountains of books, and put them to use. Not as good a use as I should...but I do try.

Love that sunset. Good work. You really captured the awe inspiring glow when nature takes our breath away. I like the reflection on the water. Doing loose sketches is my bane; it's so utterly difficult. People don't realize how much work goes into being able to translate a mood and scene in such a manner that it looks like just a couple of simple lines and utterly effortless. It's not. It has taken time to develop the skill to be able to translate what you see like that to paper. I am very proud of the onion I drew for the weekly sketch because I DID draw that loosely....at least it was for me...a quick sketch/drawing (maybe 20 minutes). Point is...each sketch is a step closer to whatever goal you set yourself. :)

Pterodactylus
April 21st, 2016, 12:29 PM
Pira, you said "Bird of Prey".

As English is not my first language, the first thing I´m thinking when I hear "Bird of Prey" is something like that:

Klingon Bird of Prey

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1464/26536668996_2787b9b41c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GqXnaN)

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)


This damn thing took me much much longer than expected, especially the coloration.

Pira
April 21st, 2016, 03:39 PM
Well I think the Klingons named their battle cruisers well ~ and I think it was well worth the time & effort you spent on drawing it.

migo984
April 21st, 2016, 08:04 PM
A pencil sketch of a Black Australian Swan, that I'll be sending in a letter to my Geek friend, Cob.

Pira
April 22nd, 2016, 05:26 AM
Very nice swan there migo :)

Do you regularly send artwork with letters to friends and/or family or is this a special occasion?

Pira
April 23rd, 2016, 10:25 AM
Continuing on with a 'beautiful decay' project involving flowers as we progress through the season...(yup can't have enough projects I say)

Here is one of today's faded glories:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1520/26530771021_1870e47c4f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gqr8Uz)Wilted Beauty ~ Pink Tulip (https://flic.kr/p/Gqr8Uz) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Pterodactylus
April 23rd, 2016, 11:45 AM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1654/26532604531_eb12ca0159_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GqAwWP)
Lady Hatching (https://flic.kr/p/GqAwWP) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Hatching practice :)

migo984
April 23rd, 2016, 03:15 PM
Very nice swan there migo :)

Do you regularly send artwork with letters to friends and/or family or is this a special occasion?

Yes - I make notecards with my drawings, or I just tuck a quick sketch, doodle or watercolour into my letter. I also have fun decorating my Tomoegawa writing paper. I mean, it's great paper isn't it, but a bit plain by itself? :)

I try to make it relevant to the recipient, if I can. None of my stuff (I wouldn't call it "artwork") is very good, & I used to be self-conscious about sending it, but something personal like that, that took a little time to do, seems always to be greatly appreciated by the recipient.

Pira
April 24th, 2016, 07:13 AM
Yes - I make notecards with my drawings, or I just tuck a quick sketch, doodle or watercolour into my letter. I also have fun decorating my Tomoegawa writing paper. I mean, it's great paper isn't it, but a bit plain by itself? :)

I try to make it relevant to the recipient, if I can. None of my stuff (I wouldn't call it "artwork") is very good, & I used to be self-conscious about sending it, but something personal like that, that took a little time to do, seems always to be greatly appreciated by the recipient.

That is a nice touch to include with a letter.

It doesn't matter what the skill level is when something is created with love and the gift of time :)

migo984
April 24th, 2016, 04:57 PM
Some imaginary fish on Tomoegawa paper, for a letter to a friend who keeps koi carp. I use metallic watercolours to give them a fishy sheen :)

Pira
April 24th, 2016, 06:25 PM
Those are beautiful Migo!! :)

How does the Tomoegawa paper the same as Tomoe River paper?

migo984
April 24th, 2016, 09:04 PM
Those are beautiful Migo!! :)

How does the Tomoegawa paper the same as Tomoe River paper?

Thank you Pira :-)

Yes it's the same paper. Tomoegawa is the company that makes the paper. It holds up to watercolour paints remarkably well given its thinness and light weight. It goes very slightly crinkly when wet but tends to dry smoother.

Pira
April 25th, 2016, 10:39 AM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1700/26574593971_3184343fcb_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GuiJWF)E is for Erymanthian Boar (https://flic.kr/p/GuiJWF) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr


Platinum Carbon Black ink with a dip nib & watercolours on Stillman&Birn Zeta paper

Pterodactylus
April 25th, 2016, 02:37 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1697/26371064300_3da2af4669_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GbjAEq)
Idefix (https://flic.kr/p/GbjAEq) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pentel Pocket Brush)

Pira
April 26th, 2016, 06:03 AM
CHEERS! ...a birthday card for a good friend ~ drawn with a vintage dip pen & Platinum Carbon Black ink & watercolours on Stillman&Birn, Zeta paper


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1589/26048785504_d82421dd08_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FFQQps)Happy Birthday Dragon for Steph (https://flic.kr/p/FFQQps) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Pira
April 26th, 2016, 06:04 AM
I love Astrix & Obelix :)

Great drawing Ptero!

Pterodactylus
April 26th, 2016, 12:36 PM
Thanks Pira, I love them also :)
Your Birthday cards are great !

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1660/26596630661_5919185374_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GwfFFB)
Snoopy & Woodstock (https://flic.kr/p/GwfFFB) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pentel Pocket Brush)
(Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens Brush)

Estilografico
April 26th, 2016, 07:35 PM
Damn!!! Well I'm not skilled at all but I believe admiring art is an art, too. Soooo, I will sit here and enjoy all your art guys. You are amazing!!! Congrats!!

Pira
April 27th, 2016, 04:02 AM
Ptero ~ and now that Peanuts theme music is bopping along inside my head :D Nice one!

Estilografico ~ Thank-you for your generous words. Art isn't just drawing or painting, as Ptero noted at the beginning of the thread. If you practice bonsai, origami or anything that involves a creative bent then please feel free to share. :D

Pterodactylus
April 28th, 2016, 06:54 AM
Thanks :)

And the next dog, Bitzer from the stop-motion series "Shaun the Sheep" (not sure how well known it is all over the world)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1689/26600325692_5e8ae38c77_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GwzC63)
Bitzer (https://flic.kr/p/GwzC63) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Serwex MB flex EMF ..... ESS Registrars Blue/Black)
(Diamine Ancient Copper)
(Noodlers Golden Brown)
(Rohrer & Klingner Blu Mare)
(Rohrer & Klingner Solferino)
(Rohrer & Klingner Leipziger Schwarz)
(Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus)
(De Atramentis Silbergrau)
(P.W. Akkerman Hofkwartier Groen)

Pira
April 28th, 2016, 08:54 AM
I'm familiar with the Wallace & Gromit productions from this animator, and have heard of this one but not seen it. Now I might have to look it up. Good work :)

Pterodactylus
April 28th, 2016, 09:13 AM
I'm familiar with the Wallace & Gromit productions from this animator, and have heard of this one but not seen it. Now I might have to look it up. Good work :)

Thanks :)
It's a spin-off of Wallace & Gromit.

Pterodactylus
April 29th, 2016, 01:46 PM
Today another dog, Rantanplan from the Lucky Luke Comics

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1671/26650468691_5b20734fd0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GB1BRv)
Rantanplan (https://flic.kr/p/GB1BRv) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Uni Pin Fine Line 0,8)
(Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer)

Pterodactylus
April 30th, 2016, 12:57 PM
In German he is called Struppi, in French Milou, in English Snowy.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1479/26130313333_c4a796a50c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FP3FMF)
Struppi (https://flic.kr/p/FP3FMF) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Uni Pin Fine Line 0,8)

Pterodactylus
May 3rd, 2016, 02:17 PM
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7591/26798583635_8ab944a451_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GQ6Kgr)
Strolch (https://flic.kr/p/GQ6Kgr) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pentel Pocket Brush)
(Copic Ciao Marker)

Strolch (Tramp) from "Susi und Strolch" (Lady and the tramp)

Pterodactylus
May 4th, 2016, 02:59 PM
Today I tried the first time my new soft pastels.
Droopy in English, Drops in German

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/26726401902_85f9886c84_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GHHN9N)
Drops (https://flic.kr/p/GHHN9N) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Royal Talens - Rembrandt Soft Pastels)

migo984
May 4th, 2016, 03:10 PM
Today I tried the first time my new soft pastels.
Droopy in English, Drops in German

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/26726401902_85f9886c84_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GHHN9N)
Drops (https://flic.kr/p/GHHN9N) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Royal Talens - Rembrandt Soft Pastels)

That's great! :-) Those pastels give a lovely effect. I've not been brave enough to try pastels - I think you need to have a good free & open style of drawing to master them.
Have you ever tried Caran D'Ache Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels? I really really really want some, but they're pretty expensive.

Pterodactylus
May 4th, 2016, 03:47 PM
Thank Migo, you should try them, it's a mess using them but real fun (even for somebody like me who don´t really master them yet).
No I didn't tried the Caran D'Ache yet, unfortunately the good stuff is always expensive-

The folks which master the pastels always fascinate me, it's almost magical what they can create with them.
I bought Staedtler Carbothello Soft Pastel pens some time ago but did not used them much yet.
I really have to practice with pastels.
I like the increadible bright pigments, but unfortunately they are such fragile.
Also I did not found a perfect fixative yet, the fixative always kill (at least partly) the brilliance of the colors.


This one I did about 2 years ago testing the Carbothello pens

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/13455725654_58e23be53a_o.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/mv37rU)Parrot (https://flic.kr/p/mv37rU) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Staedtler Carbothello Soft Pastel Pens)

Pira
May 5th, 2016, 05:30 PM
Ptero ...I come back from visiting my daughter in Ottawa and find that you have installed an entire kennel in this thread :D

Nice parrot too...he's probably in charge of the entire operation!

I counter with one of the images from my Wilted Beauties series of flowers....(I find fading flowers to be very aesthetically fascinating)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/26226119884_b6cf6ef346_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FXvHJL)Wilted Beauty ~ Pulsatilla / pasque flower (https://flic.kr/p/FXvHJL) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Pterodactylus
May 8th, 2016, 11:54 AM
Thanks Pira, yes I´m currently into cartoon dogs ;)

Here is another one.
Hong Kong Phooey in English, Hong Kong Pfui in German.
This is another partner drawing session with my 6 year old son.
I created the line art and copied it, afterwards we colored them.

Senior:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7705/26894472445_22656b49aa_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GYzcEM)
Hong Kong Pfui (https://flic.kr/p/GYzcEM) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pentel Pocket Brush)
(Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer)

Junior:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7392/26621768420_0901164b2e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gytwgf)
Hong Kong Pfui (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/Gytwgf) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jolly Coloured Pencils)

Pterodactylus
May 9th, 2016, 01:19 PM
This evening dog sketch, Scooby Doo

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7200/26824707362_06f7f39fc9_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GSpCWw)
Scooby Doo (https://flic.kr/p/GSpCWw) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Pira
May 9th, 2016, 03:45 PM
I remember doing something similar with my children and other crayon weilding youngsters. The conversation would start with my asking them what they wanted and then draw on demand. :) It was always fun. :)

Savager
May 9th, 2016, 05:27 PM
Pterodactylus - I really enjoy seeing your wonderful drawings. Thanks for sharing! (LOVE the Scooby Doo..)

- Savager

Pira
May 10th, 2016, 01:43 PM
Revisited at wilting tulip I photographed a few days earlier and was happy to see that the colours were just concentrating as the petals dried to a delicate crêpe texture. :)


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/26308127863_24400de42f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G5L2Rr)Medium Red Tulip more wilted (https://flic.kr/p/G5L2Rr) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr


....Fun scoobydoobydoo there Ptero. When are you going to move to cats? When you have worked your way thorugh the canines of the cartoon world you will have to turn your attention to the cats :)

Pterodactylus
May 10th, 2016, 02:33 PM
Thanks Savager for your kind words :)

Thanks Pira, drawing with kids is fun.
Yeah, I might switch to cats afterwards.

Today I got a homework from my son.
I picked him up from school and he told me that they learned today something about badgers and that there is a related homework.
They have to learn a little badger poem by heart and also should draw one.
The teacher told them that they either can draw one by themselves or if that seems too difficult also the parents could draw it.
Guess which option he had choosen......

So I did a sleeping badger for him this evening. ;)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7764/26845146092_12d3a85f56_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GUdoEq)
Sleeping Badger (https://flic.kr/p/GUdoEq) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pentel Pocket Brush)
(Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer)


A (quite poor) translation of the little poem:

The badger has stripes in his face,
he do not like cold winters.
In March he looks out of his den and is pleased:
"The spring is coming after all"

Pira
May 10th, 2016, 04:05 PM
That is so sweet! :) Ptero! Your son is very lucky to have a talented parent at the helm :D

Pterodactylus
May 13th, 2016, 01:17 PM
Thanks Pira for your kind words.

As I like this one I´d like to add it also here.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7533/26389743313_89b9c6ee9a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GcYkhn)
Legs (https://flic.kr/p/GcYkhn) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Pterodactylus
May 15th, 2016, 06:44 AM
Todays joint drawing session with my son.

Pira, as you wanted to see a cat so I´ve choosen this time a dog/cat duo. :)

Senior:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7513/26993375966_bf6395082e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H8j7eU)
Garfield & Odie (https://flic.kr/p/H8j7eU) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pentel Brush Pen)
(Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer)


Junior:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7241/26993380046_6a3c362a67_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H8j8sf)
Garfield & Odie (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/H8j8sf) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jolly Coloured Pencils)

Pira
May 15th, 2016, 07:26 AM
Good job all around to the both of you :)

Pira
May 23rd, 2016, 10:26 AM
I is for Imp

For an online weekly challenge on Twitter

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7787/27127652801_0b0c589857_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hkbj4K)I is for Imp (https://flic.kr/p/Hkbj4K) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr


Platinum Carbon Black ink and watercolour on Canson watercolour paper

Pterodactylus
May 24th, 2016, 02:18 PM
Thanks for your feedback

Your cat riding Imp is great Pira :)


https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7541/27225792455_c80cd73460_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HtRiyK)
Lips (https://flic.kr/p/HtRiyK) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Faber Castell Polychromos)
(Rotring Drawing Ink White)

Pira
May 25th, 2016, 10:19 AM
Wonderful drawing of a mouth Ptero :) I really like the way you handled the shine of the lips and enamel of the teeth. :)

Pira
May 25th, 2016, 10:20 AM
Continuing to work my way through the season exploring wilted and post blooming florals ~


https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7702/27143960522_d473568b11_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HmBTMm)Dandelion (https://flic.kr/p/HmBTMm) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Pterodactylus
May 26th, 2016, 02:52 AM
Another joint drawing session with my son.

Senior:

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7346/26653271514_a6286f78ed_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GBfZ33)
Shark (https://flic.kr/p/GBfZ33) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pentel Pocket Brush)
(Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer)

Junior:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7409/26984434320_d3cf7b4889_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H7whcA)
Shark (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/H7whcA) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jolly Coloured Pencils)

snowbear
May 29th, 2016, 05:51 AM
I made a couple of Pira Trees!

Both are J Herbin Emerald of Chivor 1670.

Water to ink, raw umber acrylic ink tree trunk:
https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7326/27254198711_69cf9a8720_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HwmTKM)
Ink Tree #1 (https://flic.kr/p/HwmTKM) by Charlie Wrenn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmwrenn3/), on Flickr

Ink to water, black India ink tree trunk.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7280/27291060456_86a330d91a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HzBPt7)
Ink Tree (https://flic.kr/p/HzBPt7) by Charlie Wrenn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmwrenn3/), on Flickr

Pira
May 29th, 2016, 08:40 AM
Ptero ~ another excellent father/son drawing/colouring contribution to the gallery :)

Snowbear ~ Oh are well on your way to planting your own inky forest I see. Nice colour that. What are your steps? :)

Pira
May 29th, 2016, 08:43 AM
Heat and humidity have slammed southern Ontario this past week ... so project: Wilted Beauties has been put into high gear, as I scramble to grab various coloured tulips before they shed their petals where they stand. So I've done next to no drawing, rather I am currently playing with fragile flora in my basement. Here's an example....the shade of which I think would make a fabulous ink.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7359/27033644270_04832e0e61_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HbSuB1)Purple Tulip (https://flic.kr/p/HbSuB1) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

snowbear
May 29th, 2016, 08:49 AM
Snowbear ~ Oh are well on your way to planting your own inky forest I see. Nice colour that. What are your steps? :)
After the tree trunk dried, I dappled ink with a #4 round brush, then dripped/dappled water on that, trying to avoid brushing. For the wet-on-wet, I dappled water first, then dip/dapple the ink. For the areas (and there were some) where the water/ink puddled too much, I picked up some with a piece of bath tissue.

By "dapple", I mean a soft stabbing motion with the brush.

snowbear
May 29th, 2016, 08:51 AM
Heat and humidity have slammed southern Ontario this past week ... so project: Wilted Beauties has been put into high gear, as I scramble to grab various coloured tulips before they shed their petals where they stand. So I've done next to no drawing, rather I am currently playing with fragile flora in my basement. Here's an example....the shade of which I think would make a fabulous ink.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7359/27033644270_04832e0e61_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HbSuB1)Purple Tulip (https://flic.kr/p/HbSuB1) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Beautiful color. What is your lighting setup?

Pira
May 29th, 2016, 09:22 AM
A small(ish) translucent light tent & a pair of 135 watt fluorescent Light bulbs in reflectors .... placed to the left and right of the tent...in this case it's the R bulb that is on.

...I'm horrible at photography let alone explaining it. I have merely 'an eye'...zero ability to maintain the slightest amount of techical info in my head. I've given up worrying about it and am just throwing myself into doing :)

As tulips dry...their colours concentrate in such an amazing way. :)

Pira
May 29th, 2016, 09:28 AM
After the tree trunk dried, I dappled ink with a #4 round brush, then dripped/dappled water on that, trying to avoid brushing. For the wet-on-wet, I dappled water first, then dip/dapple the ink. For the areas (and there were some) where the water/ink puddled too much, I picked up some with a piece of bath tissue.

By "dapple", I mean a soft stabbing motion with the brush.

*nods*...which method do you prefer?

I do a pencil outline of where the tree will be and then do the foiliage first. I don't want to waste time on the trunk (which take the most time) if I don't like the way my ink sample looks. What kind of paper are you using? Have you considered just letting the ink/water dry?...of course this requires heavy stock or you will develop horribl rippling.

snowbear
May 29th, 2016, 09:31 AM
Judging by what I've seen you post, I'd have to disagree that you are horrible at photography. Any one of these would be nominated for a Photo of the Month over at TPF, and that's not an easy thing.

Pira
May 30th, 2016, 03:23 AM
Judging by what I've seen you post, I'd have to disagree that you are horrible at photography. Any one of these would be nominated for a Photo of the Month over at TPF, and that's not an easy thing.

Oh that is sweet of you to say (although I have no idea of what TPF is)...but I still maintain I'm an utter bumbling hack, but a happily eccentric one. :jester:

snowbear
May 30th, 2016, 04:21 AM
The Photo Forum.
Maybe another tree will grow in my forest today.

Pira
May 30th, 2016, 12:36 PM
J is for Jackalope....in this case the 'origin story'. ;)

Watercolour & Platinum Carbon Black ink on Watercolour paper, for an online challenge of mythical critters.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7476/27356092515_92bd27f96b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HFn8ev)J is for Jackalope (https://flic.kr/p/HFn8ev) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Pterodactylus
June 2nd, 2016, 01:25 PM
I really enjoy your critters, well done ! :)

Today I have again a partner drawing with my son.
Maybe Snowbear likes it ;)

Senior:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7375/27421823635_f585d78a05_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HMb1NF)
Fishing (https://flic.kr/p/HMb1NF) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pentel Pocket Brush)
(Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer)


Junior:

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7433/26813100644_e2fd664824_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GRo9EG)
Fishing (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/GRo9EG) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jolly Coloured Pencils)


And I´m lucky to post it here instead of FPN, as the moralizers at FPN might have censored it again, seeing a condom instead of a jellyfish on the drawing. :nono:

snowbear
June 2nd, 2016, 04:13 PM
Hey! I know that bear! That looks like my cousin, Percy.

snowbear
June 2nd, 2016, 08:43 PM
Mishele, a very talented and lovely lady on the photography forum I'm allowed to hang out on, has taken some wonderful abstract photos using flowers. This one (https://flic.kr/p/pjaBgD) is the inspiration for the paintings below.

Both are acrylic. In the first I used more or less a traditional technique, if there is such a thing. I still have this one. The second one, which I gave to Mishele, was done as a watercolor using washes and spraying water onto each layer to keep them wet while I worked. I think it is about 4 layers of wash. There are a couple areas of white where I used full strength paint for coverage.

"Mishele's Thing (1 and 2)."

http://www.thephotoforum.com/data/photos/l/26/26574-1414208076-ac3054e78faf0da5a454a920ff602093.jpg


http://www.thephotoforum.com/data/photos/l/26/26577-1414272883-2d8c4c56819911d0179b74e635e94e58.jpg

Pterodactylus
June 4th, 2016, 01:56 PM
This afternoon sketches.
I watched "The little prince" movie today with my son.
Afterwards we had a joint drawing session.
Such sessions always are speed drawing sessions, because I have to finish mine together with his.
Normally he is really fast and when he is finished we have to move on and play something else. ;)

Senior:
https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7782/27184532580_bd239678ed_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HqcQrA)
The little prince (https://flic.kr/p/HqcQrA) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Faber Castell - Castell 9000)

Junior:

This is the planet of the little prince with a volcano and some clouds arround the planet

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7343/27184526720_ca190fd0d8_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HqcNGy)
The little prince (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/HqcNGy) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Cretacolor Junior Artist Aquarell)
(Pentel Waterbrush)

Pira
June 7th, 2016, 05:59 AM
And some more fun posts featuring the dynamic colouring duo of Ptero and Ptero Jr. ! :D

Both are great. I do have to laugh at the 'speed drawing' thing. Reminds me of when I'd draw on demand for my children or nieces and nephews....they'd colour faster than I could get my drawings done.

Pira
June 7th, 2016, 06:06 AM
Mishele, a very talented and lovely lady on the photography forum I'm allowed to hang out on, has taken some wonderful abstract photos using flowers. This one (https://flic.kr/p/pjaBgD) is the inspiration for the paintings below.

Both are acrylic. In the first I used more or less a traditional technique, if there is such a thing. I still have this one. The second one, which I gave to Mishele, was done as a watercolor using washes and spraying water onto each layer to keep them wet while I worked. I think it is about 4 layers of wash. There are a couple areas of white where I used full strength paint for coverage.

"Mishele's Thing (1 and 2)."

http://www.thephotoforum.com/data/photos/l/26/26574-1414208076-ac3054e78faf0da5a454a920ff602093.jpg


http://www.thephotoforum.com/data/photos/l/26/26577-1414272883-2d8c4c56819911d0179b74e635e94e58.jpg


Very nice. You know...I like to go to art galleries (went to one in Pittsburgh over the weekend while there for baseball, as well as attended the Three River Arts Festival) and I'm always bemused by those who murmur that anyone can just slap together an abstract painting. It is NOT as 'easy' as it looks. Just like watercolour isn't. It's supposed to 'look' easy ...but that doesn't mean one just throws paint at a canvas like Pollock (even he had plan). Well done Snowbear :)

Pira
June 7th, 2016, 06:16 AM
K is for Kraken ~ Billy hates it when Mom serves Soup with Kraken for lunch.

Drawn for an online weekly themed, alphabet challenge; using Platinum Carbon Black ink & watercolours on Canson Monteval watercolour paper

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7757/27510551375_80e2f6dca8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HV1Lti)K is for Kraken (https://flic.kr/p/HV1Lti) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

snowbear
June 7th, 2016, 06:27 PM
Thank you. Art is hard; at the least it is work. I had more work to do for art classes than anything else, except math.

snowbear
June 7th, 2016, 06:33 PM
Poor kraken - getting boogies on it's tentacle.
This is awesome. Oooo - another theme challenge!

Pira
June 8th, 2016, 04:15 AM
Poor kraken - getting boogies on it's tentacle.
This is awesome. Oooo - another theme challenge!

Came across a quote in the twittersphere this morning: "and if you wait until you can draw perfectly you will have to wait until you are dead, because there is always something fresh to learn"....this struck such a deep chord with me as I sipped my morning java. I have wasted so much time in that particular headspace that I could cry...but refuse to look back and dwell on it. Instead I'm just going to shake off the worry I tend to carry around with me like a load stone, move forward, draw and embrace each lesson I learn along the way.

As for the weekly challenge....it's run by @animalalphabets on Twitter. Anyone can join in. Currently it's in round two and the animals are mythical creatures. Next Monday we all post our letter L critter. Join in if you feel the urge....no need to 'catch up'. Just jump in with both feet :D

Pira
June 13th, 2016, 05:41 PM
L is for Lernaean Hydra

Drawn for an online Animal Alphabets challenge; using Platinum Carbon ink & watercolours on Canson Monteval watercolour paper

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7368/27653932455_41e8b2d990_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J8FCET)L is for Lernaean Hydra (https://flic.kr/p/J8FCET) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Having 'toxic breath' is SO embarassing!!!

Pterodactylus
June 19th, 2016, 12:51 PM
This weekend drawing session with my son.

I´ve choosen to draw one of our cats using ink, he decided to draw a monster with water colors.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7304/27775951615_6d2f73cce0_o.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/Jjt1Hv)Cat (https://flic.kr/p/Jjt1Hv) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Libro Königsblau)

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7568/27742121156_a43e4baf30_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JgtC6J)
Monster (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/JgtC6J) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jolly Water Colors)

Marsilius
June 19th, 2016, 07:26 PM
Been way out of touch, and don't even know how to keep up with all the cool art stuff here. But just to get back in the loop a bit, here are two sketches of bagpipes:
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migo984
June 19th, 2016, 08:12 PM
Quick sketch, yesterday, of seaweed washed up on the Town Beach.

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VegHead
June 19th, 2016, 10:02 PM
Gorgeous Migo … very talented.

migo984
June 20th, 2016, 01:04 AM
Gorgeous Migo … very talented.

Thank you! I'm just a doodler really, but I appreciate the compliment :)

Pira
June 20th, 2016, 04:59 PM
LOVE those bagpipes Marsilius :D They are marching to their own music!!!

Ptero ~ more great work form you and you junior. The cat reminds me of a book about a Siamine kitten called Blueboy, that I loved to read as a child. That is a very happy looking monster. Must have just had a good meal (hopefully not the cat)



Migo984 ~ really nice details on that sketch. Did you do it on the spot or take a photo and draw it later? I usually have to do that these days as I can't see both distance and close-up enough to draw. The iPad has been great for that...I can enlarge things for details (or I might as well just make a big old blur and call it a day).

Pira
June 20th, 2016, 05:01 PM
M is for Mermaid

...for the weekly Animal Alphabets challenge.


Mermaids ~ sipping their half seacalf lattes with foam, at newest coffee outcrop ~ Platinum Carbon Black ink with a dip nib & watercolour on Canson Montval Watercolour paper


https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7301/27189788104_1abea24b9d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HqELJ5)M is for Mermaid (https://flic.kr/p/HqELJ5) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

migo984
June 21st, 2016, 04:29 AM
Migo984 ~ really nice details on that sketch. Did you do it on the spot or take a photo and draw it later? I usually have to do that these days as I can't see both distance and close-up enough to draw. The iPad has been great for that...I can enlarge things for details (or I might as well just make a big old blur and call it a day).

The seaweed was from a photo. It's winter down here and the weather is a bit unpredictable for outside sketching at the moment.
My current project is a photo (and a sketch of the photo) each day. Just random objects, and makes for an interesting journal to look back on.
I know what you mean about eye-sight, and problems with focus. I need plenty of assistance in that area too! :)

migo984
June 23rd, 2016, 05:28 PM
Sleepy koala at Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, nr Melbourne.

A pencil sketch of a koala dozing in a eucalyptus tree.

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Pterodactylus
June 25th, 2016, 04:05 AM
Well done Migo and Pira, keep it coming !!!

This is my scribbling from last evening.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7427/27615320570_9399a503b7_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J5gJGJ)
Dragon Sketch (https://flic.kr/p/J5gJGJ) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Serwex MB Flex EMF ..... ESS Registrars Blue-Black)
(Pegasus Brush)

Pterodactylus
June 25th, 2016, 03:08 PM
Todays ink sketches using a brush.

Junior decided to draw an eye:

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7347/27869191866_8606ecb111_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JsGTN3)
Eye (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/JsGTN3) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Brush ..... Libro Königsblau)

And I made a flag for the weekly drawing thread:

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7742/27869187676_0fb2fa5a97_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JsGSxN)Pirate Flag (https://flic.kr/p/JsGSxN) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pegasus Brush ..... Pelikan Fount India)

migo984
June 25th, 2016, 09:42 PM
Ptero- I love Junior's eye! A real blossoming talent. :)

migo984
June 25th, 2016, 09:49 PM
Here's a pen and ink sketch I did on the shoreline of Swan Bay, at low tide.

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Pira
June 27th, 2016, 05:43 AM
Absolutely fascinated at the moment with KWZI's Foggy Green and the way it breaks with a wash.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7719/27288182323_56bf4b15d3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hzn4U8)Japanese Bobtail cats No2 (https://flic.kr/p/Hzn4U8) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr


Migo984 ~ nice sketch. I really like the way you handle drawing rocks :D

Ptero ~ an excellent eye by jr. and the Pittsburgh Pirate baseball fan in me says 'YAR' at the sight of your Jolly Roger :D

Pterodactylus
June 27th, 2016, 11:41 AM
Thanks Migo & Pira, I always tell him when somebody likes his drawing.
And he checks with me the view count on flickr and the favorites.
He is always very happy and proud if his drawing get more views than mine for these we publish together. :)

Pira, I just saw your newest one with the shadow of the cat, this is amazing, you have to post it also here!

I also have something new, trying Kreul Solo Goya Mask Paint (for the Background).
This product works really well.


https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7311/27907732286_7b5f23c270_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Jw7qw3)
Batman sketch (https://flic.kr/p/Jw7qw3) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pelikan Fount India)
(P.W. Akkerman Shocking Blue)
(Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus)
(Kreul Solo Goya Mask Paint)

Pira
June 27th, 2016, 01:16 PM
N is for Nekomata
....for a twitte-based animal alphabets weekly drawing challenge.

KWZI ~ Foggy Green ink on watercolour paper

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7557/27662928180_d544a50bcd_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J9tJMA)N is for Nekomata (https://flic.kr/p/J9tJMA) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Ptero ~ it's always a lot of fun to see kids work. It's great that you two are doing this together and can enjoy the process of creating and sharing on social media :D

As for the mask...you know I have never used any brand of this substance. Perhaps I need to try it....especially since it's sitting on my desk. I just never seem to get the cap off the bottle. *shakes head* Excellent Dark Knight :)

migo984
June 27th, 2016, 11:42 PM
Pira - that is brilliant, but scary! The stuff of my nightmares. I don't like cats at the best of times. I remember watching an old 1930s horror film about a cat that had been taken over by an evil spirit. Urrrgh! Your Nekomata reminds me of that film.....

migo984
June 27th, 2016, 11:54 PM
Under the South Pier (built 1867), at low tide.

I definitely need to work on improving my perspective. Doesn't help that I took a wonky pic of my sketch! LOL

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Pira
June 28th, 2016, 05:23 AM
Migo984 ~ GREAT peir drawing! Perspective is always difficult but I think you really had a good grip on it with this sketch. By the way...super compostion. I like the way the entire image is like an X

...as for my nekomata. Huh...several people have said they were nervous looking at the illustration which perplexedme. My reason of course is that I am very fond of felines (and have lived with them all my life) but also...I find drawing 'scary' images very difficult. That is why so many of my mythical creatures in this weekly alphabet animal challenge turn into jokes instead of 'illustrations' because I just don't have it in me. To actually 'accidentally' draw one that is frightening surprised me, in particular because I was actively avoiding it but at the same time, wanted to give a nod to the mythology. I guess yourself and others who find it disturbing share the feelings of those who would have originated the cat/demon story in the first place. THAT is pretty cool.

Pira
June 28th, 2016, 05:24 AM
Continuing to play with KWZI ~ Foggy Green ink

...this time on Bockingford 140lb watercolour paper. I am just testing this paper out for the first time and it's an epiphany. For illustration purposes I have to say it's the finest surface I have ever encountered....I can hardly wait to try out the 200lb. :D


https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7325/27921864536_cf67c302ba_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JxmRxw)Hare No.1 (https://flic.kr/p/JxmRxw) by Pira Urosevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57069742@N00/), on Flickr

Pterodactylus
September 24th, 2016, 04:02 AM
A new picture from my son using fountain pen ink and a brush.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8515/29778181052_95cc9a32a8_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MnoXLG)
Dragon (https://flic.kr/p/MnoXLG) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Brush ..... Diamine Red Dragon, Diamine Poppy Red)

Pterodactylus
September 24th, 2016, 04:09 AM
This picture my son made for the birthday of his grandma.
Owls are her favorite animals.
She was very happy with the drawing.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8270/29808496601_860e7e6c01_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mq5kwz)
Owl (https://flic.kr/p/Mq5kwz) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Brush ..... Pelikan Fount India, Rohrer & Klingner Blu Mare, P.W. Akkerman Oranje Boven, Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus, Noodlers Golden Brown)



And one of mine, a Dragon I made with white india ink on black paper.


https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8233/29778184272_9ee97dc38a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MnoYJd)
Dragon (https://flic.kr/p/MnoYJd) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Brush ..... Pelikan Drawing Ink White)

migo984
September 24th, 2016, 07:57 AM
Currently exploring wabi sabi. Here's today's colour pencil sketch of dead hosta leaves.

snowbear
September 24th, 2016, 02:40 PM
Beautful job.

Pterodactylus
September 25th, 2016, 12:19 PM
Looks great Migo :)


Tested my new Staedtler pencils.
I have to say they are also great, before I used mainly Faber Castell Castell 9000 pencils.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5238/29629250830_7b45678911_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M9eE1f)
Baymax (https://flic.kr/p/M9eE1f) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Staedtler Mars Lumograph)




And my son sketched a duck with his Pelikan Griffix FP.
Afterwards he colored it.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5231/29629256060_fd15a14e38_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M9eFyq)
Duck (https://flic.kr/p/M9eFyq) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pelikan Griffix ..... Rohrer & Klingner Königsblau)
(Colored Pencils)

migo984
September 27th, 2016, 07:27 AM
Working with coloured pencils (Faber Castell Polychromos), sketching an autumn leaf. Building up the layers of colour takes a surprisingly long time! Still a lot to do but I'm learning a lot as I go and enjoying the process.

Pterodactylus
September 27th, 2016, 01:57 PM
Great stuff Migo, keep it coming :)
I probably also should work on my color layering abilities, the Polychromos are great..... But I´m a lazy guy......


Today something digital

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8493/29936800296_42e211b538_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MBpVKf)
Kroko (https://flic.kr/p/MBpVKf) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Pterodactylus
September 28th, 2016, 03:21 PM
And another one......


https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8068/29879060072_9a9c3b685d_o.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/MwiZA9)Gorilla (https://flic.kr/p/MwiZA9) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Pterodactylus
October 3rd, 2016, 12:28 PM
My son picked a motif by himself, sketched it with a pencil and colored it with FP inks and brushes.
I´m very proud of him.


https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5248/29799722630_a10be1da68_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mpinkd)
Krokodil (https://flic.kr/p/Mpinkd) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(P.W. Akkerman Hofkwartier Groen)
(De Atramentis Adular Blue)
(Diamine Red Dragon)
(Montblanc Oyster Grey)
(Several Brushes)
(Pentel Water Brush)


And one of mine....


https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5173/29799719070_602744f283_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MpimgQ)
Hexe (https://flic.kr/p/MpimgQ) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

chad.trent
October 3rd, 2016, 01:01 PM
Here is some of my work. All blown glass.

http://cosmoglassworks.com/images/gallery/IMG_0802.JPG
http://cosmoglassworks.com/images/gallery/IMG_0818.JPG
http://cosmoglassworks.com/images/gallery/IMG_0824.JPG
http://cosmoglassworks.com/images/gallery/IMG_0806.JPG
http://cosmoglassworks.com/images/gallery/IMG_0820.JPG
http://cosmoglassworks.com/images/gallery/IMG_1576.jpg

migo984
October 3rd, 2016, 02:05 PM
That's a fabulous croc! Great colours :)

Pterodactylus
October 5th, 2016, 12:33 PM
Chad, these are awesome, great stuff!



My contribution for today....

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5566/30136746275_d78ce58cd1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MV5GHH)
Maid (https://flic.kr/p/MV5GHH) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

usk15
October 5th, 2016, 04:32 PM
This one is made using mainly BIC ballpoints:

http://i68.tinypic.com/34s13rr.jpg

This is by my daughter, she was 6 and half when she draw it:

http://i66.tinypic.com/inh1na.jpg

Pterodactylus
October 6th, 2016, 02:28 PM
Well done USK15 and little USK15 ! :applause:

Please tell little USK15 that we (my wife, my son (now 7) and I) love her Shrek :rockon::rockon::rockon::rockon:
Please keep the pictures coming.

The Shrek movies are some of the favorite movies of my son (and I also really like them).



My input for today probably would again caused a site ban on FPN if I would still post there.
I had the idea to do a space scene, but not a normal one, so I thought about how I could do that.
This is the outcome. ;)


https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5794/30073564161_a6fae83709_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MPuSSV)
Space ... or not space: The final frontier (https://flic.kr/p/MPuSSV) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Pelikan-Vera
October 6th, 2016, 03:07 PM
Fabulous drawings and congratulations to all that have this awesome talent. this is my favourite thread on here! :applause: Vera

Pterodactylus
October 7th, 2016, 01:03 PM
Thanks Vera for your kind words :)
But it´s not a matter of talent, everybody can draw,paint,... create art.
It´s only a matter of practice, if somebody is willing to learn and investing time the results will get better and better.
But the most important part is not how "good" you are in the eyes of the others, what really count is to have fun doing it. :)




Today I have a little cartoon dragon I created yesterday evening.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8551/30141288646_bc730df109_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MVtZ1s)
Drache (https://flic.kr/p/MVtZ1s) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

migo984
October 8th, 2016, 12:11 AM
Thanks Vera for your kind words :)
But it´s not a matter of talent, everybody can draw,paint,... create art.
It´s only a matter of practice, if somebody is willing to learn and investing time the results will get better and better.
But the most important part is not how "good" you are in the eyes of the others, what really count is to have fun doing it. :)


Very wise words :) Just make art & have fun.

Pterodactylus
October 8th, 2016, 12:44 PM
Migo, that reminds me to ask, where is your new stuff?
We want to see it!!!



Today´s sribbling....

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7777/30080790352_bf9cc2b485_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MQ8UYq)
The claw and the egg (https://flic.kr/p/MQ8UYq) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

migo984
October 9th, 2016, 08:49 AM
Migo, that reminds me to ask, where is your new stuff?
We want to see it!!

I've been trying to catch up with my letter writing as my 'Reply To' pile has been growing exponentially!
So my sketching has taken a bit of a back seat:( Will do some more soon though :)

migo984
October 10th, 2016, 05:36 AM
More exploration of wabi-sabi. Weathered wood panels on a old building. Sakura Pigma Micron fine liners + Kuretake Zig Clean Color brush pens.

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monbla 256
October 11th, 2016, 05:19 AM
For me it's flower photographs:
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh215/michaelintexas/FLOWERS/005031.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/michaelintexas/media/FLOWERS/005031.jpg.html)

datainadequate
October 11th, 2016, 09:44 AM
More exploration of wabi-sabi. Weathered wood panels on a old building. Sakura Pigma Micron fine liners + Kuretake Zig Clean Color brush pens.

You have captured the feel and the beauty of the weathered wood wonderfully.

migo984
October 11th, 2016, 11:58 AM
More exploration of wabi-sabi. Weathered wood panels on a old building. Sakura Pigma Micron fine liners + Kuretake Zig Clean Color brush pens.

You have captured the feel and the beauty of the weathered wood wonderfully.

Thank you. I really appreciate your kind comments.
I love old wood - its surface weathering & patina is, to me, evocative of the life it's led.

Pterodactylus
October 15th, 2016, 12:21 PM
Today´s scribbling (together with my son, his is not finished yet)

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5623/29713010294_0feec4a7b0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MgCWLW)
Duck (https://flic.kr/p/MgCWLW) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Black Elder Pen, Brush..... Libro Königsblau)

usk15
October 16th, 2016, 06:42 AM
Lighthouse landscape.
Using some techniques from here: https://pendrawings.me/

http://i64.tinypic.com/szzwp4.jpg

migo984
October 16th, 2016, 11:33 PM
Lighthouse landscape.
Using some techniques from here: https://pendrawings.me/

http://i64.tinypic.com/szzwp4.jpg

I love your sketch! :-)

usk15
October 17th, 2016, 12:18 AM
Thank you!

migo984
October 18th, 2016, 04:47 AM
Sketch of Santorini - from a photograph

I've been trying out a Pentel Pocket Brush pen for the first time. It uses cartridges of quick drying black pigment ink, so lines are immediately permanent. For my first attempt with the Pentel I didn't want to do a pencil sketch first, so I just went for it, putting down ink straight onto the paper. This pen has a very wet, smooth flow & puts down lines from very fine to very broad - it will take a lot of practice to get the hang of it!

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usk15
October 18th, 2016, 05:26 AM
Sketch of Santorini - from a photograph

I've been trying out a Pentel Pocket Brush pen for the first time. It uses cartridges of quick drying black pigment ink, so lines are immediately permanent. For my first attempt with the Pentel I didn't want to do a pencil sketch first, so I just went for it, putting down ink straight onto the paper. This pen has a very wet, smooth flow & puts down lines from very fine to very broad - it will take a lot of practice to get the hang of it!

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To me it looks very good!
What did you use for coloring in light blue and orange?

migo984
October 18th, 2016, 06:26 AM
To me it looks very good!
What did you use for coloring in light blue and orange?

Thank you :-) I used Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush pens for the colour washes. They are water-based, a bit like having liquid watercolour paint in a pen. The brush tips are really great, flexible and capable of filling in small spaces if required. They come in a range of 80 colours. I use them a lot; I used them for my weathered wood panel drawing posted previously.

usk15
October 20th, 2016, 06:16 AM
The more I look, the more I like your sketch migo!
I’m not use with water brushes, I will have 2 left hand with that technique...I will stick with my pens for now.

migo984
October 20th, 2016, 02:08 PM
The more I look, the more I like your sketch migo!
I’m not use with water brushes, I will have 2 left hand with that technique...I will stick with my pens for now.

Thank you, usk15. I appreciate your kind feedback, as the Pentel pigment ink brush pen is very different to my usual fine liners & a bit scary! I'm trying to get away from my very detailed drawings and try some quick sketches, to develop a looser style. I'm finding it hard to put permanent ink down immediately & not do a draft in pencil first.

On the other hand, the Kuretake Zig colour brush pens are very forgiving & a lot of fun

VegHead
October 26th, 2016, 04:08 AM
Trying to sketch in five minutes or less, ink and wash only.

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migo984
October 26th, 2016, 10:01 AM
Trying to sketch in five minutes or less, ink and wash only.

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That is a really evocative sketch. Lovely! I love the effect of the wash - very atmospheric. Which ink(s) did you use?

VegHead
October 26th, 2016, 03:04 PM
Super5 Darmstadt, and thanks for the kind words.

migo984
October 27th, 2016, 07:56 AM
Another study of weathered wood, using a Kuretake Bimoji fine soft pigment pen, Sakura pigment markers (0.05, 0.1 & 0.2), various grey tone Zig Colour Brush watercolour pens and Mitsubishi Hi-Uni graphite pencils (4H, 6B & 10B)


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usk15
October 27th, 2016, 09:15 AM
Another study of weathered wood, using a Kuretake Bimoji fine soft pigment pen, Sakura pigment markers (0.05, 0.1 & 0.2), various grey tone Zig Colour Brush watercolour pens and Mitsubishi Hi-Uni graphite pencils (4H, 6B & 10B)


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Amazing!

migo984
October 27th, 2016, 10:54 AM
Amazing!

Thank you :-) Not really amazing; I just draw what I see. :)

VegHead
October 27th, 2016, 03:17 PM
Another study of weathered wood, using a Kuretake Bimoji fine soft pigment pen, Sakura pigment markers (0.05, 0.1 & 0.2), various grey tone Zig Colour Brush watercolour pens and Mitsubishi Hi-Uni graphite pencils (4H, 6B & 10B)


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Speechless.

Pterodactylus
November 3rd, 2016, 01:02 PM
First I saw a tutorial on Youtube on sketching legs.
Then I tried my own version of it.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5482/30641804492_e97e7dc72e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NFHfW1)
Comic legs sketch (https://flic.kr/p/NFHfW1) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)


Later I tried to sketch a running woman from scratch (without a template).

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5827/30126331924_01aa6fb7bc_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MUajTW)
Comic running woman (https://flic.kr/p/MUajTW) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Pterodactylus
November 4th, 2016, 01:20 PM
https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5571/30661361922_c892007779_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NHruF5)
Comic eye sketches (https://flic.kr/p/NHruF5) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Here I tried to practice comic eyes.

Pterodactylus
November 5th, 2016, 05:21 AM
A quick rhino sketch in between.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5774/30701307661_40eec44ea1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NLYe9H)
Rhino sketch (https://flic.kr/p/NLYe9H) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Serwex MB Flex EMF ..... ESS Registrars Blue-Black)

Pterodactylus
November 6th, 2016, 07:44 AM
This afternoon my son and I found an interesting Youtube tutorial about how to draw a comic mouse using coins.
This guy has a lot of interesting step by step drawing tutorials for kids, try it out.


https://youtu.be/xaEZ1kg5DLs


Of course we tried it out.

Junior:

https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5759/30180252703_9ba1d30012_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MYVFEx)
Coin Comic Mouse (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/MYVFEx) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

Senior:
https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5618/30183228154_d56a94840b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MZbWaq)
Coin Comic Mouse (Senior) (https://flic.kr/p/MZbWaq) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

usk15
November 6th, 2016, 08:06 AM
Well done! Both of you! Thank you for posting.

Now "Rudy" from Ice Age 3, by my daughter, stop image & free hand:

http://i68.tinypic.com/14e05g0.jpg

usk15
November 6th, 2016, 02:51 PM
Here is my sketch:

http://i64.tinypic.com/1zbdu01.jpg

Pterodactylus
November 7th, 2016, 03:26 AM
Great work little USK15 !!! :fans:
We love your Rudy keep the pictures coming.
The Ice Age movies are some of our favorites too.

Well done USK15, this was fun wasn´t it? :clap2:



Today I have my Saturday evening activity to show.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5660/30718658562_61320312ab_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NNv9Yb)
Giraffe (https://flic.kr/p/NNv9Yb) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Pterodactylus
November 8th, 2016, 11:44 AM
Ok, this one is especially for little USK15, she inspired me with her Rudy drawing also to to draw an Ice Age character.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5490/30827793026_4cd72f1a5a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NY9uQS)
Sid (https://flic.kr/p/NY9uQS) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Savager
November 8th, 2016, 11:58 AM
Ptero - I always look forward to your posts. Fantastic work you do.
Do you take requests? My favorite character has always been Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh books. I'd LOVE to see your version of him!!

- Savager

Monkey
November 8th, 2016, 02:59 PM
Ok, this one is especially for little USK15, she inspired me with her Rudy drawing also to to draw an Ice Age character.
Sid (https://flic.kr/p/NY9uQS) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Ohmygod that is amazing! I love Sid!! <3

usk15
November 8th, 2016, 03:01 PM
Ok, this one is especially for little USK15, she inspired me with her Rudy drawing also to to draw an Ice Age character.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5490/30827793026_4cd72f1a5a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NY9uQS)
Sid (https://flic.kr/p/NY9uQS) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Awesome! My little girl was impressed with your drawing!!! She love Ice Age, just going through all DVD from the series.
Thank you!

Pterodactylus
November 9th, 2016, 03:06 AM
Thanks for your kind words Savager, Monkey, USK15, you are welcome :)

Well Savager, let´s see......

What about this?

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5832/30243484734_41b72495ae_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/N5vLkY)
Eeyore (https://flic.kr/p/N5vLkY) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrün, Dip Nib, Pentel Waterbrush)


I´d also like to publish these here, used previously for the guess the ink thread, as I like them.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5744/30205623754_30ea6f5ff9_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/N2aHAs)
Guess the ink (https://flic.kr/p/N2aHAs) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Rohrer & Klingner Verdigris, Dip Nib, Pentel Waterbrush)


https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5738/30652798662_b98bc30146_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NGFB7E)
Guess the ink (https://flic.kr/p/NGFB7E) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Diamine Red Dragon, Dip Nib, Pentel Waterbrush)


https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5784/30396538221_45d3736be6_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Nj3cPc)
Guess the Ink (https://flic.kr/p/Nj3cPc) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Diamine Twilight, Dip Nib, Pentel Waterbrush)

Monkey
November 9th, 2016, 03:13 AM
Aww Eeyore is one of my favorites, too! And yes I'd seen that Timon and thought it was also excellent. I love your drawings! :D

Savager
November 9th, 2016, 07:14 AM
Ptero - That Eeyore is fantastic. You certainly have talent!

THANKS!!

- Savager

Pterodactylus
November 12th, 2016, 01:36 AM
End of the 70s there was a comic TV show I liked always,which tells the story of mankind.
In German it was named "Es war einmal ... der Mensch" originally it was produced in France under "Il était une fois… l’Homme".
I´m not sure how popular and well known it is all over the world, in English it was named "Once Upon a Time ... Man"
At least it was translated in many languages.
I can still recommend it.

However, my son started to watch it now and he really enjoys it.
So I drew Maestro from the series.


https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5619/30842369271_1e7b6bd67a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NZrcRr)
Maestro (https://flic.kr/p/NZrcRr) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Pterodactylus
November 13th, 2016, 04:46 AM
Another input for the guess the ink thread.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5748/30867086946_3777532b58_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P2BTyf)
Gloria (https://flic.kr/p/P2BTyf) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Diamine Majestic Blue, Dip Nib, Pentel Waterbrush)

Pterodactylus
November 13th, 2016, 11:04 AM
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5596/30954549785_511558bfa2_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pamade)
Jerry (https://flic.kr/p/Pamade) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(P.W. Akkerman Binnenhof Blues, Dip Nib, Pentel Waterbrush)

usk15
November 20th, 2016, 09:45 AM
Something else by my daughter, Lego Nexo Knights Evil Monster Sparkks + Chef Eclair:

http://i64.tinypic.com/2vunbr6.jpg

Pterodactylus
November 20th, 2016, 11:26 AM
Awesome little USK, well done :rockon:


My son also did a little new drawing.
He decided to draw fire with his colored pencils.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5558/31023660441_f890c40587_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pgsnpg)
Fire (https://flic.kr/p/Pgsnpg) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jolly Colored Pencils)


And I played around with my inks.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5788/31023660721_3338ec3040_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pgsnu6)
Spider (https://flic.kr/p/Pgsnu6) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Various Inks, Dip Nib, Brushes)

usk15
November 20th, 2016, 11:32 AM
Beautiful spider! Great play with coloring pencils!

Pterodactylus
November 21st, 2016, 11:08 AM
Thanks :)

I´d like to add also my latest input for the "Guess the ink" thread here.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5615/30739325450_9ca6528157_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NQk5vQ)
Grisu (https://flic.kr/p/NQk5vQ) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(P.W. Akkerman Voorhout Violet, Dip Nib, Pentel Waterbrush)

Pterodactylus
November 24th, 2016, 01:02 AM
Another single ink drawing.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5765/30394668763_050ecae198_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NiSC6a)
Dragon (https://flic.kr/p/NiSC6a) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Montblanc Mystery Black, Dip Nib, Pentel Waterbrush)

Pterodactylus
November 24th, 2016, 01:05 PM
For obvious reasons I had an idea this evening for a spontaneous sketch. :crazy_pilot:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5644/31219025235_a495945e76_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PyHExM)
Turkey Run (https://flic.kr/p/PyHExM) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pentel Pocket Brush, Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer, Pentel Waterbrush)

Pterodactylus
November 25th, 2016, 12:16 PM
Today I stopped working a little bit earlier and my son wanted to draw something together with me.
I decided to draw a Gecko using a homemade black elder stick pen.
His drawing is not ready yet.
As always in these joint drawing sessions I had the the pressure to finish mine in time before he is finished or decided that he don´t want to continue and want to play something else ;)


https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5748/31093441372_54fd30ba2c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PnC1QL)
Gecko (https://flic.kr/p/PnC1QL) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Black Elder Pen, Libro Königsblau)

Pterodactylus
November 28th, 2016, 01:08 AM
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5518/30483938433_0dc5fd7e6f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NrL9Rp)
Wolf (https://flic.kr/p/NrL9Rp) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pentel Pocket Brush, Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer, Pentel Waterbrush)

Monkey
November 28th, 2016, 06:59 AM
Oh I love that!!

Pterodactylus
November 29th, 2016, 02:01 AM
Thanks :cool:


This time I tried some new toys.

I´ve used Rohrer & Klingner Ausiehtusche Schwarz the first time and I´m impressed by it´s blackness and it´s waterproofness, it also shows not the slightest tendency to smudge when erasing sketching pencil lines. This is really good stuff, the blackest and best drawing black I´ve ever used.
The difference to the R&K Zeichentusche (Drawing ink) is that it contain Shellack and it can´t be used for that reason in technical pens.

And I´ve used Schmincke Horadam Aquarell Water colours the first time. Finally I´ve bought a set of water colors in pans.
The colors are amazing, the pigment density is really high, I enjoy using them. (they have to be great considering their ridiculous price).

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5613/31276315426_76f6ffb66b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PDMhVG)
Dog (https://flic.kr/p/PDMhVG) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Rohrer & Klingner Ausziehtusche Schwarz, Dip Nib, Schmincke Horadam, Brush)

Pterodactylus
December 2nd, 2016, 03:13 PM
https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5508/31000625650_bb110422f1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PeqiXG)
Sylvester (https://flic.kr/p/PeqiXG) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Parker Quink Blue-Black, Diamine Poppy Red, Dip nib, Pentel Waterbrush)

Pterodactylus
December 5th, 2016, 11:56 AM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5681/30597058704_c1f1073058_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NBKVyU)
Road Runner (https://flic.kr/p/NBKVyU) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Waterman Inspired Blue, Dip nib, Pentel Waterbrush)

Pterodactylus
December 7th, 2016, 12:00 PM
Currently I watch the second season of Daredevil, and the Punisher is a important figure in that season.
So I tried to draw the Punisher skull with pastels.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5481/31452184556_1dc2ec0c28_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PVjEG5)
Punisher Skull (https://flic.kr/p/PVjEG5) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Rembrandt Soft Pastel, Stabilo Carbothello pastel pencils)

Pterodactylus
December 8th, 2016, 04:17 AM
Today I introduced my son to use his new Pastel Chalks.
He got a 60 pieces Jaxell Pastel box on Nikolaus day (6. Dez).
We drew the same motif a bell flower for the beginning.
He like the pastel chalks a lot, actually because they are messy to use and easy to blend.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5586/31504234225_01b1a485ba_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PZVrfa)
Glockenblume (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/PZVrfa) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jaxell Pastels)


https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/2/31133181480_acd274508c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pr8Gc3)
Glockenblume (Senior) (https://flic.kr/p/Pr8Gc3) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jaxell Pastels)

Pterodactylus
December 10th, 2016, 04:04 AM
Another partner drawing with my son and his new chalk pastels.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/714/31175516350_be366309b9_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PuSESA)
Sonnenblume (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/PuSESA) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jaxell Pastels)


https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/667/31175516640_d0d0454ac5_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PuSEXA)
Sonnenblume (Senior) (https://flic.kr/p/PuSEXA) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jaxell Pastels)

usk15
December 10th, 2016, 05:39 AM
Very good! Keep them coming!

Pterodactylus
December 12th, 2016, 02:11 AM
Ok, here is the next project from my Junior.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5576/31221256530_afd1b31c90_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PyV6Qo)
Olaf (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/PyV6Qo) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jaxell Pastels)

adhoc
December 13th, 2016, 12:35 AM
Pterodactylus wow...just wow.

Pterodactylus
December 13th, 2016, 02:57 PM
Thanks adhoc :)

This is my latest single ink picture I created for the guess the ink thread.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/638/31221256290_ce6df04616_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PyV6Lf)
Elefant (https://flic.kr/p/PyV6Lf) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Waterman Mysterious Blue, Dip nib, Pentel Waterbrush)

usk15
December 15th, 2016, 04:43 AM
Corbière Lighthouse Sketch:

https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/477/31286579510_9cb41fa669_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PEFU5E)

Pterodactylus
December 18th, 2016, 02:32 PM
Well done USK.

May I suggest something?
You could try to wash the ink, especially the rocks and the sky, to soften how it looks and give it a more organic, natural touch.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/467/31590296021_6814d286d7_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Q8wwqe)
Cone Snail (https://flic.kr/p/Q8wwqe) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Rohrer & Klingner Sepia, Dip Nib, Pentel Water Brush)

usk15
December 19th, 2016, 07:07 AM
Well done USK.

May I suggest something?
You could try to wash the ink, especially the rocks and the sky, to soften how it looks and give it a more organic, natural touch.

Thank you for suggestion! I will give it a try!

migo984
December 19th, 2016, 08:06 AM
My sketch of the new jodhpurs boots and riding chaps that my niece will be getting for Christmas.

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Pterodactylus
December 19th, 2016, 09:58 AM
Looks great Migo I love it :applause:, how comes that we saw so less artwork from you yet.
Do you hide it from us?
Keep it coming we want to see them all!

May I ask you what materials you used?

Look like some water proof black ink.
Did you use FP inks or water colors to colorate it?

migo984
December 19th, 2016, 10:54 AM
Looks great Migo I love it :applause:, how comes that we saw so less artwork from you yet.
Do you hide it from us?
Keep it coming we want to see them all!

May I ask you what materials you used?

Look like some water proof black ink.
Did you use FP inks or water colors to colorate it?

Thank you, Ptero. Coming from you I'm very flattered :-)

I haven't been doing much sketching & drawing lately. I've been messing around & having fun with mixed media, trying out all my neglected art materials and paints, & doing some collage. I'll return to sketching after Christmas.

This sketch was done with Sakura pigment fineliners (0.05, 0.1 & 0.2) and Kuretake Zig Clean Colour Real Brush watercolour pens, on Bristol Smooth 300gsm.

Pterodactylus
December 20th, 2016, 03:10 PM
Thanks for the info Migo, I´m interested to see all kind of artwork, so don´t hesitate to post it, no matter how you created it and what you used.


This is Dino from "The Flintstones" I liked to a watch the show when I was a child.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/395/31647886831_7b57cca246_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QdBGae)
Dino (https://flic.kr/p/QdBGae) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(J. Herbin Rose Cyclamen, Dip Nib, Pentel Water Brush)

Pterodactylus
December 22nd, 2016, 02:59 AM
I think the Grinch fit to the days before Christmas :)

https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/537/30981953923_de3a30ae8d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PcLBvn)
Grinch (https://flic.kr/p/PcLBvn) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Rohrer & Klingner Verdura, Dip Nib, Pentel Water Brush)

Pterodactylus
December 29th, 2016, 01:07 PM
The last guess the ink input from me.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/591/30987807024_fd9d6129da_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PdhBqU)
Smurf (https://flic.kr/p/PdhBqU) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(De Atramentis Steel Blue, Dip Nib, Pentel Water Brush)



And a quick watercolor sketch in between.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/697/31848527621_438d37d66c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Qwm2Fc)
Pinguin (https://flic.kr/p/Qwm2Fc) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Schmincke Horadam, Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer, Rohrer & Klingner Ausziehtusche Schwarz)

Pterodactylus
January 2nd, 2017, 09:35 AM
Happy new year geeks :)

First scribbling 2017

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/753/31906474752_59d9ed6161_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QBt2kE)
Sad Wolf (https://flic.kr/p/QBt2kE) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Rohrer&Klingner Ausziehtusche Schwarz, Dip Nib, Schmincke Horadam)

migo984
January 3rd, 2017, 10:12 AM
A few of the postcards I've been making, to send to my pen pals this year :)

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usk15
January 3rd, 2017, 10:59 AM
A few of the postcards I've been making, to send to my pen pals this year :)

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Very nice!

Pterodactylus
January 3rd, 2017, 12:18 PM
Migo, they are awesome thanks for sharing them, your pen pals can feel really privileged to receive such art ! :clap2:


Today I played with my iPad again, after some time.
I wanted to create something darker than usual.
His eyes imo still look too friendly compared to what I had in mind.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/616/31964970801_3fc9b4a918_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QGCQbe)
Dämon (https://flic.kr/p/QGCQbe) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Pterodactylus
January 6th, 2017, 01:10 PM
I found another great tutorial to draw with kids.
If you have kids and you are searching for a good drawing tutorial I really can recommend this one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TUac-CPpWA


Of course we tried to follow the tutorial and draw Totoro.

My son insisted to use his chalk pastels again, even I told him that it will be not easy with the fine details with them.

Additionally he is currently in a phase where he refuse any help or advise I want to give him.
He keep telling me: "It´s my drawing dad, I don´t want you to do a single dot in my picture, and I do it my way"
I guess it´s good that he try to manage it by himself and find his own way...... (But it´s hard for me to shut up and not to give him advise or help)

https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/447/32147458965_7f6a057ac0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QYL8xT)
Totoro (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/QYL8xT) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jaxell Pastels)



And this is my version of it.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/780/32147459445_f4782a15e8_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QYL8Ga)
Totoro (Senior) (https://flic.kr/p/QYL8Ga) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Rohrer & Klingner Ausziehtusche Schwarz, Schmincke Horadam)

Pterodactylus
January 8th, 2017, 02:29 PM
Space is incredible huge, and we are most likely not alone in this huge cosmos.

I thought about what most likely would happen if two relatively intelligent species would meet (assuming that they are at least somehow like us).......

https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/472/32075748181_782d3f38e6_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QSqAr4)
Invasion (https://flic.kr/p/QSqAr4) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPadPro)

Pterodactylus
January 15th, 2017, 12:40 PM
My latest ink skribbling, who remember him ?
Darkwing Duck - Let´s get dangerous

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/665/31487937874_a2dc36f5e9_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PYtUUA)
Darkwing Duck (https://flic.kr/p/PYtUUA) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Rohrer & Klingner Ausziehtusche Schwarz, P.W. Akkerman Voorhout Violet, Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus, Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black, Waterman Mysterious Blue)

Pterodactylus
January 22nd, 2017, 03:45 AM
This time something unusual new to me, a landscape using ink/watercolor.


https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/287/32078122890_e63511c76a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QSCLmj)
Uluru (https://flic.kr/p/QSCLmj) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Rohrer & Klingner Ausziehtusche Schwarz, Schmincke Horadam)

migo984
January 27th, 2017, 12:26 AM
Saw this & thought of all the wonderful art posted on here by members' kids. I thought that Pterodactylus especially would like it :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/478e6da7-f34b-47e8-9adf-c37643b9a038

Pterodactylus
January 27th, 2017, 01:53 PM
Thanks for link, that's really cool.


https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/696/32355255882_bde70d60d8_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ri89km)
Shark (https://flic.kr/p/Ri89km) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pelikan Edelstein Topaz)

Pterodactylus
February 2nd, 2017, 04:28 PM
Ok here is my newest creation.

As above mentioned my son is now a fan of Darkwing Duck.
So I decided to draw his daughter Gosalyn Mallard as Crimson Quackette (in German: Kiki as Scharlachrote Quackine)
This in fact caused much more effort than I expected, many hours flowed into this drawing (almost too much.... ;) )

If you are interested in the making of you can see a speed painting video how I created it here:


https://youtu.be/tlhcMWAAPOg


https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/599/32633192096_d4d157e6a5_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RHFD63)
Kiki - Scharlachrote Quackine (https://flic.kr/p/RHFD63) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPad Pro)

Pterodactylus
February 5th, 2017, 06:33 AM
My latest input for the guess the ink thread.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/294/32567277421_15a50d22b7_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RBRNX8)
Tick-Tock Crocodile (https://flic.kr/p/RBRNX8) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(KWZ IG Gummiberry, Dip Nib, Pentel Waterbrush)


And a quick sketch from this morning to test new paper I bought, Papyrus Rainbow grey 160g/m2.
The paper is really smooth, and the pastel pen was too hard for it.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/610/32683052436_d8aaed8756_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RN6bQ5)
Darkwing sketch (https://flic.kr/p/RN6bQ5) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Cretacolor Monlith - 4B, Lyra Rembrandt White Pastel - medium)

Pterodactylus
February 19th, 2017, 08:44 AM
Today my son and I had again a joint weekend drawing session with pastel chalks.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2519/32610925620_e03dd8a052_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RFHw3h)
Orchidee (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/RFHw3h) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jaxell Pastels)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2585/32148142324_708cbfea86_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QYPCFW)
Drache (https://flic.kr/p/QYPCFW) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jaxell Pastels)

Pterodactylus
March 1st, 2017, 04:00 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2862/33057803951_9b640a7e32_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SncTp6)
Rat (https://flic.kr/p/SncTp6) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Private Reserve Electric DC Blue, Dip Nib, Water Brush)

usk15
March 2nd, 2017, 11:20 PM
My new logo, hand design, scanned, adjusted and colored in Photoscape:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2867/32399588453_6fc140264b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Rn3mS2)

snowbear
March 4th, 2017, 07:21 PM
I scanned a couple of old slides, today. This is an old oil painting of mine, done in 1977 or 1978.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4245/34941830405_b804f4f516_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VeG1PP)
scan0042.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VeG1PP) by Charlie Wrenn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmwrenn3/), on Flickr

edit: sorry about dropped link - naming issue with Flickr

migo984
March 17th, 2017, 07:57 AM
To celebrate Spring, I'm exploring mixed media in my art journal. This is watercolour, tissue & photo collage, and drawing ink.

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Fermata
March 17th, 2017, 12:52 PM
Looks stunning, looks to have such depth to the picture.

Pterodactylus
April 15th, 2017, 01:28 PM
Recently my son and I had a joint dragon drawing session.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2842/34015589166_1be9a9c6b8_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TPQMzh)
Dragon (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/TPQMzh) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jaxell Pastels)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2881/34015589306_d2cde28eda_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TPQMBG)
Dragon (https://flic.kr/p/TPQMBG) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Jaxell Pastels)

Pterodactylus
April 18th, 2017, 09:15 AM
My son love the Talens Ecoline Markers (water not alcohol based markers)
And I also think they are really good and worth their money.
The colors are vibrant and they blend really well.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2858/33941240311_4c597cc5da_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/THgJft)
Super Hero (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/THgJft) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Talens Ecoline Markers)

And my latest input for the guess the ink thread.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2809/33914053662_2642808a76_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TESoB9)
Bug (https://flic.kr/p/TESoB9) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Rohrer & Klingner Morinda)

Pterodactylus
April 21st, 2017, 02:49 AM
This is again the output of a joint drawing session with my son.
We wanted to use our new Talens Ecoline Markers, the theme was "Monster"

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2898/34016219492_8db1fa428e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TPU1WY)
Monster (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/TPU1WY) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Talens Ecoline Marker)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2823/34016219382_679ebc526e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TPU1V5)
Monster (https://flic.kr/p/TPU1V5) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Talens Ecoline Marker)

Pterodactylus
April 23rd, 2017, 09:43 AM
Today's ink sketch

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2881/33836722100_aa7b3de607_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ty33Cm)
Snake (https://flic.kr/p/Ty33Cm) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Black Elder Pen..... Libro Königsblau)

Pterodactylus
April 29th, 2017, 05:36 AM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2893/33788514810_bb611b1602_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TtLYhb)
Speedy Gonzales (https://flic.kr/p/TtLYhb) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(KWZ IG Blue #6)

Pterodactylus
May 1st, 2017, 01:25 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2841/34296469886_9988e3c6e8_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UfEnCj)
Daffy Duck (https://flic.kr/p/UfEnCj) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Seitz Kreuznach Schiefergrau)

Pterodactylus
May 4th, 2017, 02:26 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4187/34048155550_caa554669b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TSHGqE)
Cat (https://flic.kr/p/TSHGqE) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Seitz-Kreuznach Känguru Gelb)

Pterodactylus
May 19th, 2017, 01:16 AM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4170/33835656363_90a57bac78_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TxWzPz)
Klingon Mek'leth (https://flic.kr/p/TxWzPz) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Montblanc Toffee Brown)

Pterodactylus
May 20th, 2017, 01:09 AM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4177/33906749924_901be52a9b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TEdXsC)
Dark Warrior (https://flic.kr/p/TEdXsC) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Seitz-Kreuznach Navy)

Pterodactylus
May 25th, 2017, 02:22 AM
Today I have some drawings from my Junior and one ink drawing from me

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4271/34069714203_1e100d0914_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TUCc4z)
Monster 1 (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/TUCc4z) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr
(Ecoline Brush Pen)


Here he used the FP from his Mum, as his own ran out of ink.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4267/34717189792_0c80e5dbba_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UTQEZN)
Monster 2 (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/UTQEZN) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pelikan M200 - M ..... De Atramentis Steel Blue)


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4219/34069722943_f8c1978d5c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TUCeEg)
Robot (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/TUCeEg) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Uni Pin Fine Line 0,3)


And a frog from me using one of our home made Black Elder stick pens.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4220/34493819750_55ec984dc7_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Uy6QSb)
Frog (https://flic.kr/p/Uy6QSb) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Black Elder Pen ..... Libro Königsblau)

Pterodactylus
June 1st, 2017, 01:01 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4203/34966605326_ed04c25fbd_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VgSZxC)
Calimero (https://flic.kr/p/VgSZxC) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Montblanc Miles Davis ..... Rohrer&Klingner Helianthus ..... Diamine Red Dragon ..... J.Herbin Rose Cyclamen)

Pterodactylus
June 16th, 2017, 12:15 PM
Today's sketch

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4238/34956097280_d78bec432e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VfX8Sq)
Iron Man Sketch (https://flic.kr/p/VfX8Sq) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Montblanc William Shakespeare Velvet Red)

Pterodactylus
June 19th, 2017, 03:57 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4283/34998315940_ecf061e6a7_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VjFw1m)
Sensenmann Sketch (https://flic.kr/p/VjFw1m) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Rohrer&Klingner Leipziger Schwarz)

Pterodactylus
June 27th, 2017, 11:36 AM
Today I have something new, my latest iPad sketch from last evening (quite a long time since I used it last time).
I´ve used nothing fancy, just a black and a white 'HB Pencil' in Procreate on one single layer, just sketching. :)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4289/34763479263_825672fff7_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UXVVf8)
Hand Sketch (https://flic.kr/p/UXVVf8) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPad Pro)



And to have them also in this thread my previous FP hand sketches.



https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4199/34470897893_4f3d92c712_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Uw5mZK)
FP Hand Sketch 5 (https://flic.kr/p/Uw5mZK) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Montblanc 144 - BB ..... Montblanc Miles Davis Jazz Blue)


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4171/34798914885_94485d5712_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/V24x28)
FP Hand Sketch 4 (https://flic.kr/p/V24x28) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Cross Apogee - M ..... Diamine Sapphire Blue)


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4187/34273008910_5a0b0d5d50_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UdA8uJ)
FP Hand Sketch 3 (https://flic.kr/p/UdA8uJ) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Serwex MB - flex EMF ..... ESS Registrars Blue/Black)


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4179/34176276850_582aba6019_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U53mqA)
FP Hand Sketch 2 (https://flic.kr/p/U53mqA) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Montblanc 264 - OBB ..... Seitz-Kreuznach Limonengrün)


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4190/34384364261_b3b9399626_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UoqRyz)
FP hand sketch (https://flic.kr/p/UoqRyz) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Montblanc 344 - OB ..... Seitz-Kreuznach Känguru Gelb)

Marsilius
June 27th, 2017, 07:06 PM
Time to look up Bulwer's Chirologia!

Pterodactylus
July 2nd, 2017, 09:04 AM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4255/35541160161_f2b94c1757_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/W9DJFt)
Feather (https://flic.kr/p/W9DJFt) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Dip Nib, Water Brush ..... Libro Königsblau)

Pterodactylus
July 4th, 2017, 03:21 PM
I´ve heard that a new Minion movie is coming out soon.
So I´ve decided also to draw a Minion (despite I never saw one of the movies yet).
It turned out that mine look a bit different than the usual ones. ;)


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4239/35335502510_d3cba9eddf_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VQtFPU)
Zombie Minion (https://flic.kr/p/VQtFPU) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPad Pro)

Pterodactylus
July 5th, 2017, 11:45 AM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4233/35495412642_0dc2cbdec5_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/W5Bgx9)
Harley Quinn (https://flic.kr/p/W5Bgx9) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Diamine Red Dragon)

Pterodactylus
July 9th, 2017, 03:13 AM
Today my son and I started this Sunday again with a joint drawing session.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4277/34971123804_fcd78f2af3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Vhh9Jq)
Grim Reaper (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/Vhh9Jq) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Dip Pen, Brush ..... Rohrer & Klingner Leipziger Schwarz)


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4240/34971123624_d0c8c8621a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Vhh9Fj)
Pirat Skull (https://flic.kr/p/Vhh9Fj) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Black Elder Stick Pen ..... Libro Königsblau)

Pterodactylus
July 12th, 2017, 03:51 AM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4240/35757326016_b240c53f9c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WtKDfY)
Joker (https://flic.kr/p/WtKDfY) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pelikan 4001 Türkis)

Pterodactylus
July 16th, 2017, 02:00 AM
This weekend my son and I had another joint drawing session.
This time we used pencils.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4296/35953223815_c4691390b1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WM4ERe)Baymax (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/WM4ERe) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencils)


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4322/35113247724_5342a1f436_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VuQzdQ)
Sancho & Pancho (https://flic.kr/p/VuQzdQ) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencils)

migo984
July 16th, 2017, 04:25 PM
Stayed on a friend's farm recently. I did a coloured pencil drawing of the view of Mount Langi Ghiran, from his verandah.


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snowbear
July 16th, 2017, 04:51 PM
Very nice!

I have a two-for-one: pen & ink and watercolor pencil.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4311/35574177030_3d56f21261_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WcyXrQ)
Sketches (https://flic.kr/p/WcyXrQ) by Charlie Wrenn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmwrenn3/), on Flickr

The glass dip pen takes a minute to learn but I really like it.

migo984
July 16th, 2017, 05:13 PM
Very nice!

I have a two-for-one: pen & ink and watercolor pencil.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4311/35574177030_3d56f21261_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WcyXrQ)
Sketches (https://flic.kr/p/WcyXrQ) by Charlie Wrenn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmwrenn3/), on Flickr

The glass dip pen takes a minute to learn but I really like it.

I really like the use of watercolour pencils in your sketch. They are deceptively difficult to master; I struggle with them. Wonderful movement and the sea is excellent.

Fermata
July 17th, 2017, 02:37 PM
I wish I had half the skills of you guys, I went to art school on a saturday morning and did a number of different topics, but in watercolours I always remember just two bits of information, lights colour recede and therefore give depth, dark colours advance and bring the subject forward, the other bit of information was to use a tiny amount of red in a seascape, even if you have to invent it, a number on a sail perhaps. this gives a focal point to the eye and leads you into the picture.

I am sure that this is old hat to you guys but I thought I would chip in!

Pterodactylus
July 22nd, 2017, 01:32 AM
Great input migo, snowbear :)

This is the latest fountain pen drawing from my son.
He used 3 fountain pens and a water brush pen.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4324/36039641706_512b74b8ee_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WUGzSS)
Fox (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/WUGzSS) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(ESS Registrars Blue/Black, Diamine Red Dragon, Pelikan 4001 Türkis)



And this is one of mine.

You remember 'The ant and the Aardvark' ?

Interestingly in the German translation of the show the male Aardvark become a female anteater called 'Die blaue Elise'.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4215/35936166775_c83a9e83fc_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WKyfok)
Die Blaue Elise (https://flic.kr/p/WKyfok) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Sheaffer Skrip Blue-Black)

snowbear
July 22nd, 2017, 07:27 PM
Very nice!

I have a two-for-one: pen & ink and watercolor pencil.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4311/35574177030_3d56f21261_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WcyXrQ)
Sketches (https://flic.kr/p/WcyXrQ) by Charlie Wrenn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmwrenn3/), on Flickr

The glass dip pen takes a minute to learn but I really like it.

I really like the use of watercolour pencils in your sketch. They are deceptively difficult to master; I struggle with them. Wonderful movement and the sea is excellent.

I must be doing something wrong because I think they are easier than watercolors. I just lay down a light layer of pencil, then water wash. I do try to let one color dry before the next wash unless I want a lot of blending.

snowbear
July 22nd, 2017, 07:27 PM
I wish I had half the skills of you guys, I went to art school on a saturday morning and did a number of different topics, but in watercolours I always remember just two bits of information, lights colour recede and therefore give depth, dark colours advance and bring the subject forward, the other bit of information was to use a tiny amount of red in a seascape, even if you have to invent it, a number on a sail perhaps. this gives a focal point to the eye and leads you into the picture.

I am sure that this is old hat to you guys but I thought I would chip in!

Please post one. There is no shame here.

snowbear
July 22nd, 2017, 07:34 PM
How about something a little different?

A rubber stamp I made (Noodler's 54th Mass rubbed on with rag):

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4303/36013373596_74cf3f5da4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WSnXhq)
cmw3_d750_0205.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WSnXhq) by Charlie Wrenn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmwrenn3/), on Flickr

Something inspired by the stamp:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7134/13438895144_8a2ee1715e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mtxRjG)
DSC_5003 (https://flic.kr/p/mtxRjG) by Charlie Wrenn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmwrenn3/), on Flickr

Pterodactylus
July 23rd, 2017, 04:28 AM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4324/36039641486_6d69e839a2_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WUGzP5)
Crazy Legs Crane (https://flic.kr/p/WUGzP5) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Pelikan 4001 Brillant Braun)

migo984
July 23rd, 2017, 04:39 PM
Great input migo, snowbear :)

This is the latest fountain pen drawing from my son.
He used 3 fountain pens and a water brush pen.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4324/36039641706_512b74b8ee_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WUGzSS)
Fox (Junior) (https://flic.kr/p/WUGzSS) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(ESS Registrars Blue/Black, Diamine Red Dragon, Pelikan 4001 Türkis)



And this is one of mine.

You remember 'The ant and the Aardvark' ?

Interestingly in the German translation of the show the male Aardvark become a female anteater called 'Die blaue Elise'.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4215/35936166775_c83a9e83fc_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WKyfok)
Die Blaue Elise (https://flic.kr/p/WKyfok) by Ptero Pterodactylus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/117783735@N07/), auf Flickr

(Sheaffer Skrip Blue-Black)

Watch out Ptero! Your boy is rapidly catching up with you 😉😉