Journal Your Ramadan – Day #11: K is for Keys

I had a lot of thoughts for this letter of the day (Knowledge, Kites, Koalas…) but I went for keys. Keys are such great symbols for so many things, and can be interpreted as many things (keyholes, freedom, magic…!)

I have a small obsession with intricately drawn keys, and have always wanted to try my hand at drawing some. The ones below are my first attempts and only took me a few minutes (which is why they’re not great) – I had a lot of fun with the colours, styles and mediums as well as comparing different shapes of keys as well. My favourite is the ink drawing of the keys with the wings, which reminds me of several things I’ve read about before, but I thought it would add a quirky addition!

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Weekend Pretty…An Oriental Frieda

A friend of mine (who blogs here!) is a big fan of Frieda Kahlo, and issued a challenge to all her friends online to draw her a Frieda Kahlo in their own interpretation. Here was my submission, which was a quick 20 minute piece I did on my drawing tablet, which I was quite pleased with (it helps that I have an excellent tablet!)

My Frieda was not intentionally meant to be a Eastern-inspired one, but I suppose with the lotus in her hair, the pale skin and red lips, not to mention the jade jewellery made it that way. It’s nice to draw something which lets me play around with different colours and brushes, and also doesn’t feel like a big project. I’m working on something else, which I’ll hopefully be posting as soon as it’s finished, but until then, happy holidayds/Easter/Bank Holiday weekend, and hope you ate lots of spherical and egg-shaped chocolates!

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