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This drawing is the result of an exercise I do from time to time. The purpose is to keep me on my toes, my drawings fresh.

I started by painting a random blob in watercolor (I use Schmincke) onto watercolor paper (I use Arches watercolor blocks). I turned the blob around and around and pondered all the angles before deciding upon an idea.

I drew my idea, this man, in ink (I use Speedball ink and a dip pen), then added detail with more watercolor and watercolor pencils (I use Faber-Castell/Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils).

Disgruntled orange man, hand-drawn in pen and ink with watercolor and watercolor pencil, man head, man drawing, fran mason illustration
DISGRUNTLED MAN ©Fran Mason 2023

**Don't let the fact that you don't have the best or most expensive art supplies prevent you from trying this exercise. It works with anything you've got laying around!

Today’s word

petulant [ pech-uh-luhnt ]


1. moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance:

a petulant toss of the head.

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