Five Watercolours and Some Lightning

Five finished watercolour landscape paintings, by Ben Harley.

The difference between making art and making a living through art is immense. Two weeks ago during a storm, lightning struck my home and fried the electronics. I’ve had to live without internet or even a computer till now. And while there were days I was dying for a meaty slice of netflix, or some delicious youtube vids, mostly I was relieved. Continue reading “Five Watercolours and Some Lightning”

Illustration Friday 2 – ‘Nose’

'Toucan Run' - contribution to Illustration Friday for the prompt 'Nose.'
Toucan Run

I took part in Illustration Friday again this week – the prompt was ‘nose.’ Who has a bigger nose than a toucan??

And painted this week:

Ink and watercolour - visible for miles around, the hill is near-constantly shrouded in mist.
Cluny Hill

This hill’s visible for miles around, nearly constantly shrouded in mist. I happened to be cycling by yesterday and stopped to whip up a sketch. Later, after the sketch and a rough painting, I made this, trying to keep it as loose as possible. I find Nujabes really helps with that.

Landscape Art #3 – Ink & Watercolour Paintings

I’ve been taking inspiration from some incredible work from China and Japan. Ink is something I used heavily as a cartoonist, but I’d never gone into ink painting…

This ink painting style’s looseness makes it very meditative. Details aren’t as important as flow, so painting feels less intentional and more impulsive. Continue reading “Landscape Art #3 – Ink & Watercolour Paintings”