If you have ever had an aunt Lydia, you might enjoy this post. She is a caricature from my imagination. I think she could be in anybody’s life at any time if they were lucky. I never had one of these, but I actually have been her to some people. I hope you enjoy this character as much as I enjoyed creating her.
This was all drawn with a speedball nib in an old fashioned pen holder. I use red ink very often and like the kind they still sell in a bottle. If you are lucky enough to find some, try it. I have three shades of red ink. Art supplies and yarn have always been my go-to collections. I’m done with books after changing countries, but inks and pens are still small enough to fit in a suitcase.
The original work was the separate oval pen and ink –a highly detailed drawing with a crow quill nib. The center was another oval I left blank. I scanned the drawing into photoshop and then layered another red ink drawing of the lady that was done with a heavy speedball nib of Miss Lydia. I put her into the center and then I just played around in photoshop– tweeking the images to present something unique. She makes me laugh.
After being without Adobe for a few years because my life was so insane, I am back on my computer and can’t wait to do more. It is so much fun.
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