Finished up the drawings while sitting on my roof! Pictures coming soon!
These just looked so nice stuck on the brick wall of my neighbors house.
Hope you’re all wonderful!
Anonymous: What kind of ink/pen do you use and where do you get it???
I use speedball Super black india ink, and two different nibs. From all I know they aren’t branded, I just get them out of a little drawer! I’m not a fan of knowing sizes or whatever, I just buy what feels best at the time. I use both of these for every drawing, the bigger one for basic outlines, and the tiny little nib for hatching and details. That’s really all I can tell you as I can’t remember the numbers on the little drawer I took it from.
And I got them from an art supply store, they’re sure to have them. My advice is to just buy a couple nibs and the pen/handle they fit into and try them out and see which one you like, it’s different for everyone! I like rigid ones without a lot of give, but for instance my friend likes them super flexible and delicate.
Sorry I couldn’t be more of help!
Both drawings at various stages of completion.
Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
Lady number two of the series I have yet to title of large drawings.
[Detail] Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
These two womens look so good beside eachother! Excited to show you them once I finish them up.
Progress on the untitled one. Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
On the fence on whether or not I should add some watercolour accents, or i this should be just a b/w series. Thoughts?
One of my favourite things is drawing while the sun rises with my window wide open so I hear when the birds wake up and start to peep and hop about on my roof.
I’ve been working two other rough sketches for more large scale drawings to go with the previous one I posted earlier this week. This is one. Changing things up for this series. Finally, someone with their eyes open!? And maybe, JUST MAYBE I will draw a guy.
I never draw boys because they always end up looking overly feminine.
This should be interesting.
[Not titled yet][Detail] Rebecca Ladds, 2011
OKAY because I can’t contain myself anymore. Sneak preview of a huge drawing I’m doing. This is only about 1/3rd of it.
I get too inspired and then I can’t sleep, so I worked all night and morning on this section because I’m having so much fun. I think I was destined to do large-scale. On top of that for the entire piece I’m ONLY using my tiniest nib! That’s love my friends.
But alas, I must go for a nap.
I was playing around on THIS online drawing thinger. It’s good fun! Try it out!
Pretty much anything you do looks proper bad-ass.
Working on that large-scale drawing I mentioned earlier tonight and watching The Virgin Suicides. I’ve made a lot more progress since this, but I’m almost too excited about this drawing to reveal too much! I’ve gotten a few asks for a series of progress photos for a project. I’ve been taking photos in progress of this one, and I’ll make a big post once it’s finished I think.
For now all you’ll get is secret sneak peeks!!
"Memento Mori [Study 2]" Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
I watercoloured another ‘Soft Anatomy’ Print! This is the original 10.5” x 13.5” large print, only 1 available! There are also 3 non-coloured ones left!
Get it HERE.
I like the way my colours are never perfect or true. If I don’t wash it, then, say when I’m mixing a green, it has tiny bits of red undertone and all of these beautiful browns and blues on the edges. Also, because every colour has pretty much every other colour in it because it has gradually been mixed in, the entire palette is unified so colours never look bad beside eachother.
I hope that makes sense. It just makes for unique colours that are so far from the colours in the tube of paint.
One watercolour brush and I never wash my pallet.
"Memento Mori [Study One]" Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
Remember your mortality. Available HERE.