day 3 of ink drawings diary: today i tried to use less of those scribbly lines that i usually do, to have a clearer, cleaner and bolder look. could not eliminate all of them yet though:) . i am especially fond of the little jumping girl who tries to scare the cat.
i have set a goal to do live drawings each day*. ink is a perfect medium for that, by the way. this one is in the pantry, a tiny cafe in mumbai, kala ghoda and the morning coffee of the travelling bear.
meanwhile i discovered the joy of drawing with ink and pen. ink is my new favourite! yes, i have an ink pot and a pen that i carry around with me. very old fashioned. or hipster, if you wish:)
i found and saved this old “new acoustic” book from the waste paper merchant in mumbai. the paper is just perfect for ink, strong and sturdy. and you can feel the letters and the ink lines under your fingers (better to do this after the ink has dried;).
10 elephants for a nursery. i went for orange as i thought all the blue and pink elephants are way over exploited. and it is warm and sunny and brings to mind oranges, carrots and caramel.
it is the first drawing of a series inspired by the wave of the first birthdays that will come round this year among my friends. and the first is a very important one, just calling for a celebration, doesn’t it. so - happy birthday!