In this section I will be sharing some of my sketchbook drawings and paintings, using pen-and-ink as my primary medium, as well as professional-grade watercolour, gouache, coloured pencils, and art markers. As an illustrator, I’m mainly into linear ink illustrations, and I usually use pigment ink pens and fine liners that are both water-proof and lightfast to create my sketches and line work. These drawings are mostly food and travel oriented, and somewhat chronicle my trips to places like Italy and the Mediterranean, and other countries I have already been to, including Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Thailand, Holland, the UK, and Lebanon. My sketchbook drawings are an important part of my illustration process. They are often scanned as is to form the very first step in my digitally-painted artwork, using art software, mainly Adobe Photoshop. I do have great curiosity as to how mediums other than ink behave, like watercolour and gouache. I do love the convenience of working digitally to transform some of my ink illustrations into complete artworks, but there is always something completely breathtaking when working in a handmade mode. It actually allows you to grow in ways you never knew were possible. In this section you will find a series of self-directed weekly challenges to help me break into a new medium, or maybe develop a new colour palette or artistic direction.
Check out the posts below to see my latest sketchbook drawings and art experiments!