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Ink, 8″ x 10″

This Inktober drawing is a vampiress from Sktchy.   My Inktober drawings this week will have red ink in addition to the black and grey.  This is the first of five.  Things started melting a bit in the mouth because the grey and red are water soluble.  I had to just let it be instead of trying to correct.  It works for me, though.

Oh!  This is exciting.  There is a shop in Houston that sells art, crafts, jewelry, housewares, etc. by local artists and they announced an Inktober exhibition and party at the end of the month and I am one of the selected artists!  Last year I did all my Inktober drawings in sketchbooks.  This year I chose to do them all on separate papers with the hope that some of them could have a life outside of books on a shelf.  A good choice, I think.  It’s pretty cool to see them all together on the wall.

Platinum Carbon Ink in parallel pens, Grey and Red in Pentel Color Brush pens.  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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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 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.

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