Literary Inspiration

Happy Sunday!  I was looking through my art journal, and I wanted to share one of my favorite pages with you.  I used a new type of tinted graphite I hadn't used before this drawing, and I'm trying to decide whether or not I like it.  However, the barely tinted graphite did give me the patina I was after in my drawing.  I also used some paper doilies and fun ephemera I've been saving.

I must also note that I journal about the Chicago Cubs a lot because we watch most of the games via MLB.TV.

The door knocker was drawn with Derwent Graphitint Pencils (the set of 12).

The Victorian doorknocker was inspired by The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe.  It's a YA (young adult) book that's a combination gothic, historical, contemporary, ghost, and romance.  It's extremely well-written, and I couldn't put it down.  You may red my review of The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen on my other blog using THIS LINK.

My drawing was inspired by this book cover.  Katherine Howe is one of my favorite writers.

What's inspiring you these days?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill