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”.
Ink, 8″ x 10″
This drawing was supposed to be my Inktober day 4 but I didn’t finish in time. I’m calling it day 4 anyway and will try and get another done tonight so as not to be be short a day.
I have been working on Strathmore Bristol- smooth paper,
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
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.
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.
These drawings were done at a weekly life drawing session at Archway Gallery in Houston, Texas. The first drawing is of the other artists. I began before the model arrived and added to it here and there during the session.
The drawing sessions begin with a series of 2 minute warm-ups and then some 5’s and 10 or 12 minute poses. The above drawing was the first 5 minute pose of the session and I remember this because of something very specific. The gallery manager came in and asked “Does anyone here drive a silver BMW? You need to move it because it’s blocking the neighbor in.” Our model, unmoving, smiles and says “Yeah, that’s mine.” Wouldn’t you know it, the naked guy is the one who has to go move his car.
Ink on paper, 6″ x 8″
It seems to me that every time I sit at my computer I do the same things: look at Facebook for far too long, check the weather, look at the news and email. An hour is gone and I probably didn’t even do the thing that I had intended to do in the first place.
Ink, 7.5″ x 9.5″.
This past Saturday I went to the Art Car Museum with Urban Sketchers Houston . We had a special guest from Barcelona, the artist, illustrator and Urban Sketcher Lapin. He was in town visiting family and hooked up with us to draw on WorldWideSketchCrawl Day. Read More
Ink, 5″ x 8″
I participated in an art journal workshop last month called 30 Pages/30 Days. It was quite fun and helped reinforce the importance of a daily art practice. The drawing above is from Day 25.
Ink and coffee on watercolor paper, 5″ x 8″
“Ain’t No Wifey” was drawn in a Strathmore watercolor book. The inspiration for this drawing came from Sktchy. The sweet face, the leopard print coat, the hat and the cool little Vans shoes hooked me and I had to draw her. The foreshortening at this angle is tricky! Most of the line work was done with waterproof ink, and then I re-stated some of the marks with water-soluble ink where I wanted it to bleed. I created the tones and washes with a water brush loaded with coffee.