It’s cold here, real cold. And windy. Around 1 am I got in a mood to draw something. I’ve been thinking I need to start drawing more so purchased some 0.7mm mechanical pencils and did this still life sketch in about 2 hours. I first drew it in with graphite, then went over it with waterproof ink. This is my last work for 2016, yeah.
You seriously lose all sense of time when you are in the “zone.” I started this at 4 pm in the afternoon, finished it around 8:30 pm and it seemed like only 2 hours had passed. Anyway, I purposefully chose a blue background as a complementary color to the orange-ish color of the whiskey. When put into a small shot glass, you get yellow for some reason but whatever, just went with it. I usually don’t draw this out in charcoal but in this case I wanted accurate proportions on everything so I skipped laying it out with a brush.
Ballentines Scotch Whiskey – F4 Oil on canvas
still life setup of Ballantines Scotch Whiskey
Finished “A bowl of matcha”, oil on canvas. I decided to go for a not too bright blue-green background to complement the red checkered tablecloth.
“A Bowl of Matcha” – oil on canvas