By Siver Black
When I wake up in the morning I almost always have a song in my head. Does that happen to you? Sometimes it’s music I do not like, but usually it is something good (good meaning something I like!) and it influences the music I will listen to that day. I woke up January 7th with “Starman” by David Bowie in my head and proceeded to listen to Bowie most of the day. The next morning turned out to be David Bowie’s birthday, so the music marathon continued and I made this drawing.
Ink, 8″ x 10″
Here is my last Inktober drawing. The source image I worked from has the skulls up close on the right but nothing in the background. To give some context to the skulls I made the background a wall of bones, working from ossuary pictures on the internet. Ossuaries are weird. Definition: a container or room into which bones of dead people are placed. Freaky stuff.
Wall of Inktober Drawings
I ran out of steam with the Inktober drawings last week and ended up 4 short of my goal. But looking at this wall I’m happy with the work. I pushed myself to try some new things, worked larger and brought it out of the sketchbooks. I like seeing them all together like this.
Ink, 8″ x 10″
My first Inktober clown. Parallel pens with Platinum Carbon Ink, and grey and black brush pens. Don’t worry, there will be a couple more clowns before Inktober is done.
Trial Proof, woodcut relief print, 12″ x 18″
This is a trial proof of the color version of my new woodcut print. I printed magenta first, then blue, then yellow, and finally black. The yellow block is where the magic happens,