Pens and Pigment

Emma's Art and Artistic Explorations

Redraw Old Art! 2016 vs. 2019

It's fun to do the "redraw old art challenge" from time to time to see and share improvement or change of style. I've only done it once before (which you can see here) and I wanted to do it again.... Continue Reading →

Malabar Pied Hornbill

Another hornbill! I'm pretty sure they are my favorite birds. I think the thing that holds me back from posting on my blog is a lack of interesting things to write about. So if y'all don't mind, I must just... Continue Reading →

Little Auks

These little black and white birds aren't as flashy as their puffin cousins, but they are still adorable! The top three drawings were an attempt to show how they can stretch and squash their bodies. Then I found a funny... Continue Reading →

Inktober Day 31 (Black and White Casqued Hornbill)

Usually I don't draw after about 6, because I think I'm not as alert and it would be a waste to draw at such an hour because it wouldn't work out. This drawing proved me wrong though. I just felt... Continue Reading →

Inktober Day 30 (Southern Ground Hornbill)

I absolutely love hornbills. You've been warned. There's more to come. I really like this slightly more scientific approach to my brush pen drawings. It's more in the presentation of course. At first, drawing different parts of the animal was... Continue Reading →

Inktober Day 29 (Puffins!)

I discovered that there's more than one puffin species! So here's a drawing showing their different faces. I like birds a lot, and I thought I had lots of experience with them, but I still found it hard to draw... Continue Reading →

Inktober Day 28 (Zebras!)

This page had me sooo stressed. I was actually shaking at the end, which is really ridiculous because it's just a drawing. Not a big deal! It was mostly the stripes that were stressful, but I don't completely know why.... Continue Reading →

Inktober Day 27 (Hooded Crows)

I've been so excited to show this drawing and the ones after. As you can see by the date, I did it quite a while ago but I wanted to keep posting the other inktober drawings at the usual pace.... Continue Reading →

Inktober Day 26 (Sheet #6)

This one is incomplete because I got a new pen and sketchbook and I didn't want to finish this sheet. I'm so excited for tomorrow's post so I can share the first drawing with my new materials. Which is your... Continue Reading →

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