mecha tentacle, an experiment

four ways of drawing a mechanical tentacle

top left to bottom right:

– pencil drawing
– partly inked
– tried to do shading with a treacherous brush pen that should have been medium grey, but turned out to be so dark the effect got lost, dammit
– blown up blacks, levels and contrast digitally, because i was mad at said brush pen.

pencil and ink pens on paper
Tryphina 2018

art nouveau 2.0 octopus

art nouveau style octopus

it took me 3 weeks to finish this. my life turned upside down in august 2018, after the suicide of my husband, and i could barely find the courage or calmness to pick up a pen. but drawing art nouveau ornaments with ruler and compass helped with finding back into some version of a normal life.

ink on paper
Tryphina 2018