Finally inked a drawing

Unfortunately, I ended up skipping the event I made the accessory for. I never even finished putting ribbons on it. Perhaps another time. Maybe it will even give me a chance to possibly seal it so rain won’t ruin it (it was raining the day of the event — and my husband was also working over the weekend).

About the inked drawing…

I still feel incredibly clumsy, but I was able to finally ink something!

I use a brush when I ink (Windsor & Newton series 7 size #1), and in the past I was so used to doing that. I was perfectly comfortable using a brush and throwing down some lines in ink. However, when I inked Thursday, I felt shaky and even ended up with a death grip on the brush and my hand cramped. Not to mention, I could barely see (something I always had a problem with in the past, but it usually didn’t happen in the middle of working on art — mainly after I stepped away from the drawing table). Oof! I guess I really have a ways to go before I’m literally comfortable doing art again.

If I could offer any advice, it would be this:

If you have a hobby you love doing, don’t stop for too long. It’s really frustrating going back to it later, even if it’s something you’ve done most of your life.

I could obviously pick apart what I did, but I’m just going to say I’m happy enough that I did it and hope the person I drew it for is also pleased.

To read more about it, as well as see a bigger size (and a link to the sketch I worked from), go to my deviantART account.


Gloin the Dwarf, with ale and a cupcake by ~cfgriffith on deviantART

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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