The art in this post is from an artistic collaboration I am lucky to be part of with the fabulous Anna Warren. In mid January, Anna posted a drawing that she had done in a little Moleskin Booklet she had collected some time ago. She wondered if anyone would like to join her in filling up these little books and as they came with a folder they were just made for posting. I jumped at the chance as I love Anna’s work and how much fun to work with her on a project.
Anna accepted my offer and Kylie Fogarty (a great artist from Canberra) is joining us and we will each work on a double page spread in the booklet and each contribute to a picture on the front and back pages.
I was so excited when the first booklet arrived and I have kept to the sea theme of Anna’s drawing. I decided to draw a Weedy Sea dragon, they have always fascinated me and they live in Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay, not that I have seen them in real life, they are very illusive. I used my new Derwent Graphitint pencils. I have found them a lot of fun, they have such lovely muted tones and work well with my other water colour pencils.
On the first and last page I have drawn some kelp and barnacles in a slightly abstracted manner, leaving I hope enough room for the others to add their magic. Can’t wait to see what they add.
I will keep you posted as we exchange and work on the three different books between us. What a lot of fun!