Original expressive ink drawing of a Hedgehog painted in October 2018, using watercolour paper and Indian ink, and drawn as part of an online challenge known as ‘inktober’. Inktober involves creating an ink drawing everyday during October and is supported by a series of prompts that can be followed should an artist need them. This year I started Inktober using the prompts and then gradually moved onto drawing dogs for my own pleasure. 

This particular drawing of a Hedgehog was in response to the prompt ‘precious’ as Hedgehogs are declining severely in Britain, here is my small tribute to the beautiful and precious hedgehog!

A lively expressive drawing with line variations and splatters caused by the vigorous use of a variety of traditional dip pens and watercolour marks and splatters, this gives the Artwork a fresh and immediate style where my 'working out' can be seen and enjoyed.

Through mark making and a little exaggeration I am striving to deliver uplifting moments of humour and positivity for the viewer with these characterful wildlife drawings. Perfect for part of an Artwall or those 'in between spaces' :)

Materials: 200gsm watercolour paper, Artists quality watercolour paints and Indian ink
Dimension: 24 x 32 x 0.05 cm (unframed) / 20 x 15 cm (actual image size). This artwork is sold unframed

Hedgehog - Ink and Wash drawing