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Ink, 8″ x 10″

I almost forgot to post my drawing!  I was laying in bed and couldn’t sleep and realized it.  This is another Sktchy inspired portrait.  The photo is so strange- I’ve been fascinated by it for a while.  The mask was fun to draw.  I used my thumb to tap the ink and make texture, or smudge to make a dark gradient.  The dress was another story.  Suggesting white lace is a real challenge with black ink.

 

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Ink, 8″ x 10″

“No more candy for you, little skeleton.”

Hard to tell if this little one is throwing a fit or showing what a scary skeleton they can be.  It was fun to draw and made me laugh a couple times in process.  Challenging also trying to balance some spooky Inktober action with the cute kid factor.

Parallel pens with waterproof ink and Pentel Color Brush with grey ink on Strathmore Bristol-Smooth.

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Ink and white-out, 8″ x 10″

More Inktober madness, inspired by Sktchy.  I got carried away with the spatter and had to rescue it with my trusty white-out pen.  That headdress was super fun to do.

I have decided to not do Inktober on the weekend.  I’m short 2 days since I’ve done 5 drawings and today is the 7th.  Yes, math skills for the win.  Being behind was stressing me out earlier today and you know, it’s not worth being stressed out about a self-imposed drawing challenge.   So expect a post every weekday in October, and if any happen on the weekend it’s a bonus.  My revised goal is to complete 23.

Tomorrow will be one of very few days where I use the prompts.  The prompt tomorrow is “star”.

 

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A Weeping Devil for Inktober, day 3.  It has some things going for it but a bunch of details that are bothering me as well.  But it’s Inktober, it’s late, I’m posting it.  Day 3 done!

Take a breath, learn from the mistakes, and move on.

Pilot parallel pens, Pentel color brushes, Speedball super black on Strathmore Bristol-Smooth

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Ink, 8″ x 10″

A woman in a crow mask for Inktober, day 2.  I spent a couple of hours on another drawing that just wasn’t working out the way I wanted.  This one felt rushed because of it, especially the torso.  That’s ok- I’m mostly pleased with it.  Besides, I had to have something done for day 2!  It’s too early to fall behind.  The failed drawing still interests me so I’ll revisit it in a couple of days or maybe next week.

Materials: Pilot Parallel Pen with waterproof ink, Pentel Pocket Brush, Pentel Color brushes in grey and black, Speedball Super Black for the spatter.  All on Strathmore Bristol- smooth.  That is a lot of “P’s” in those pens!  Now that I think of it my other 2 favorite tools are P’s also: PITT artist pens and  Platinum Preppy fountain pens.

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Ink, 8″ x 10″

Here is my drawing for Inktober, Day 1.  Going to make this short because I feel like there are 47,000 different things I need to get done this afternoon.

For the ink and paper nerds here are my materials:  Pentel Pocket Brush, Pentel Color Brush with grey ink, Platinum Preppy fountain pen with waterproof ink, spatter with Speedball Super Black, all on Strathmore Bristol- smooth.

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