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Ice is Nice… If You’re Skating on It (2019) — Jan 30, 2019

Ice is Nice… If You’re Skating on It (2019)

Ice is Nice When You're Skating On It
Ice is Nice When You’re Skating On It

Having finally recovered from my post-holiday blues and getting back into my normal routine, I’m back to running this blog!

With winter in full blow, it’s never been a more perfect time to try out ice skating. That’s exactly what the cast of A Nova Scotian Way of Life have taken up, but instead of hitting the ice at a skating rink, in true Canadian style, they’ve decided to do it au naturel – on a frozen-over lake. Luckily, the ice is solidified enough so if someone falls over, they won’t take a plunge into the freezing water beneath and emerge encased in an ice cube!

The snowflakes and snow on top of the pine trees were created with silver glitter pens and a silver metallic marker, adding a magical touch of winter wonderland. The shimmers on the ice were drawn calligraphy-style with a Copic brush marker a slightly brighter shade of pale blue to the ice itself (more specifically, Frost Blue against Pale Blue Grey, the colour I used for the ice).

Although this technically isn’t my first artwork of 2019 as I’d drawn a few artworks before this one at the new year, it is my first traditional artwork of 2019, as I was obviously not able to take my whole collection of markers with me on the plane to Colombia. Instead, I sketched and doodled with pencils everywhere I went, with an easier-to-carry sketchbook. My marker collection is so huge that they need an entire Ikea storage box all to themselves (plus a marker carrying case), and those would be a huge pain to drag around – let alone a burden on the weight limit!

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