So, I am having a lot of fun with my new Tombow pens and am doing a little experimenting with them. This drawing is from Monday. I am impressed with how productive I have been recently.
I am making an effort to do a few things. First and foremost, I am trying to use the entire page. I want to give context to the figures and provide a setting to the figure.
Ahuena drives the special needs kids to their after school program and then home. I ride along with them and am inspired by them. This picture of Ahuena's Bus was made with a tombow pen and water to create a wash and then I went back into the drawing with some blue watercolor to create the blue shirt and the gray washes.
I really like how this drawing looks. My favorite part of this sketch is the mirrors. The large rear view and the round bubble on the hood of the bus.
This was a lot of fun to draw. I will have to do a few more like them.
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak."
~Hans Hofmann, Introduction to the Bootstrap, 1993