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“Larry the Llama” ink painting, work-in-progress (with video)

Larry the Llama speed drawing in pen

A speed drawing of Larry the Llama. I begin with Blick Premiere hot press watercolor block. I use plastic triangles glued and taped together to form an 8″ x 8″ square. I draw around the shape to create my image boundaries, using an 08 Micron pen, which is waterproof ink. Then, using my own photo reference of Larry, I draw in the main contour lines using a mechanical pencil.

Larry the Llama lives at Bravo Farms in Traver, CA. He will come to you if you have feed from the little coin dispenser. He does not want you to pet him. In fact, he was even spitting at a couple of the kind souls who were feeding him. I love his llamatude anyway.

After the pencil lines, I ink the outlines using a Micron brush pen, which is also waterproof. finally, I erase the pencil marks and Larry is ready to be painted! this footage is sped up 16-20 times; it represents about 16 minutes of drawing time. Ink on cotton hotpress paper, 8″x8″.

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