I bought some new 4 colour ballpoint pens by Life & Pieces; one is the usual blue/red/black/green but the other two have different colours to my usual Bics. I used all three for this portrait of Jeff from the Museum by Ktchy app.

They’re a bit blobby as you can probably tell – far more blobs of ink on this drawing than the Bics ever give me. They’re also more like gel pens, it’s not easy to work light strokes with them. But it was still fun to switch it up & use something different and I love the overall colour effect I got from them.


Jaan/Princess Leia

May the Fourth be with you! Happy Star Wars day. I spend the whole year looking forward to my Star Wars day portrait 😂 This year I had to celebrate the fact that Carrie Fisher is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.

So I drew Jaan from Sktchy in Princess Leia cosplay. She has a whole series of photos in this costume and I’ve drawn another one before but I loved drawing her again, this time on my iPad Pro (I drew the last one with Copic markers).


It always takes me a little while to get used to the change of paper when I start a new watercolour sketchbook, especially if I’ve changed from one brand to another. My last one was a Fabriano Venezia and this is only my second painting in my new one, a Moleskine, so I’m still making that adjustment, but I’m pretty happy with how David’s portrait turned out.


Lots of meditative hatching for this portrait of Diey.

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