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.
Ink and watercolor, 9″ x 7″
I have driven past this boat numerous times over the last few months and it always makes me sad. On a dreary grey day a couple of weeks ago I stopped to draw it. The drawing is unfinished because it began raining too hard to continue.
Ink, 8″ x 6″
This was my drawing for Inktober Day 26: Squeak. My inspiration was the R.O.U.S.es in the Princess Bride.
“Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.”
I have mixed feelings about my Inktober efforts. On one hand I am disappointed that I didn’t get all of the days done. On the other hand I don’t think I’ve ever done 20 blog posts in one month (possibly even 2!) and some of the drawings I’m really pleased with. I have preliminary pencil sketches done for a few of the days that I missed. Two of them I particularly like and am thinking of completing, even though Inktober is over. Then I will call it done.
So… November. I have missed woodcut printmaking and have two prints I want to complete this month. More drawings, more Urban Sketching. That’s the plan.
Ink and white-out, 8″ x 8″
The day 20 prompt for Inktober was “deep”. I went with Sktchy for inspiration today. This was one of their curated suggestions for deep, as in deep in thought.
Ink, 8″ x 8″
The Inktober prompt was “cloud” for day 19. I really didn’t want to draw an actual cloud so instead thought about song lyrics. The Rolling Stones “Get off of my cloud” was what came to mind.
Ink, 8″ x 8″
“Bow to the Queen of Slime, the Queen of FILTH, the Queen of Putrescence!”
The Inktober Day 18 prompt was “filthy”. Yeah, I changed the word slightly. This is the old hag in Buttercup’s nightmare who “boo’s” her. Read More