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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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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.

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