Just something I worked on today… I have been told my “hands” are getting better, which is always a very nice complement.
This piece is about letting yourself be what you are, letting your own nature bloom and flourish and take over. We all need to be more sensitive and forgiving with ourselves. It pays off to gently tend to your inner workings until the pieces fall into place and it all comes together.
But there I was watching Korean shows on Netflix (yeah, I love that stuff) and it occurred to me I could sketch a tsuru (which is a Japanese word, of course, not Korean).
So I looked up some photos on Google (because as much as I would love to, I don’t know how to do origami myself) and did the first one freehand with my uni pin fine line 0.2.
Then I did the second one. Then the third one. And then I thought they should not be left floating on the page, but hanging like in a mobile. And then I thought the composition was unbalanced and added the origami diamond.
Today I studied this design, which was created by @nathalybonilla (on Instagram).
I started drawing in the park this morning, and finished it in a Coffee shop in the afternoon, posting it when I got home. So it is not as exact as I would have wanted, but it was still fun to do. I loved the buds in the little branches, they are really cute.
Also, I got to use the compass again, and I might be getting addicted to it… It is like an enchanted artifact, producing perfect circles with ease…