My first full ink drawing.

Medium: Old-Fashioned Ink Pen and India Ink
Date Created: Monday, March 29th, 2010

So, here's the story behind this picture. I was doing my usual doodling in class, and I started by drawing an eye. I was attempting to draw the wrinkles at the edge of an eye, and I realized I made the lines far too long. However, looking again, I noticed that they almost looked like a tail. I added fins and bubbles, and turned it into a fish. After that, the rest of the face just sorta fell into place. After I finished the doodle (a very watered down version of this picture -- no pun intended), I thought "man, this would look really cool in ink..." and so I decided to go visit my art teacher during study hall to start the picture. Soon, the basic face was there, and I started to add some of the other details, like the button bubbles and the toaster, etc. This was my first full ink drawing ever... I had played with ink before, but I had never actually used it to make a full drawing. I think it went pretty nicely.

Here are some noteworthy details...

The face... up close! The eyes are fish, the nose is a fish hook, the mouth is made from two tentacles, and the tongue is a tentacle a little further back. The uvula (the thing that hangs down in the back of your throat) is made from the background.

Eggs and bacon in the background. Note the eggshells a little lower down.
A toaster, a bowl, a whisk, a spoon, and a rolling pin. I guess I was hungry in this corner. Also, you can see some of the button bubbles.
A kite attached to a large, underwater spikey thing. To tell you the truth, I don't actually know what you'd call that spikey thing, or if it even has a name. Oh well.
A knife and toast. I guess I really wanted breakfast while drawing this.


Hannah Martin said...

Duncan, I'm so proud of you for starting your blog! This is so perfect! I love your artwork. I am so proud of you. Your blog can reach a large audience, but still stays true to yourself.

Duncan Gelder said...

Aw, thank you Hannah. I really hope I can get an audience for this blog.

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