Art and life. Lifestyle articles and posts by Eibhlin, reflecting her creative life and interests.

ATC - an umbrella sketch

Testing a New Drawing Pen

Before renewing my love affair with pen & ink illustration, I needed a new rapidograph. Since childhood, I’ve always loved black-and-white illustration, and my drawings are a mix of contour-style line drawings accented with cross-hatch (etc.) shadows. My “people” have always been silly looking things with large noses that often extend directly from the hairline,  …

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Discovering the Truth

Last night, I was re-reading Finding Your Visual Voice.  It’s a book that steadily inspires me. The opening line of the book is, “Artists  paint to discover the truth.” That really resonates with my views.  There is a truth — an essence — in everything.  It’s that essence that inspires the artist; something in what …

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Happy socks!

I love this little guy, and he’s only partly finished.  He’s created from a single sock. The stripes are woven into this cotton sock; they’re not just printed on the fabric.  That can make a big difference when designing a sock doll… though I’ll admit that the printed-on designs offer more creative inspiration, at times! …

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