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My little winter wonderland.  Made with black and white ink and a brush. .
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#winter #winterwonderland #art #evergreen #trees #snow #holidayseason #happy #artandgrow
I made a rorschach. 
Ti me it looks an alien skull/brain.  My husband @jhrogers86 actually made a painting with a similar composition.  Go see if you can identify it on his page 😉.
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#rorschach #ink #inkexperimemt #artjournal #art #loveart #artandgrow
The prompt for today's #folktaleweek drawing is #witch. I drew a solitary witch or high priestess standing naked as she approaches her ritualistic practice. 
No reference used her so it's a more stylized look comicy look. .
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#artchallenge #alter #witchy #witchcraft #pentagram #waterolorandink #ink #watercolor #artjournal #artandgrow
Second installment for #folktaleweek.
The prompt is #magic.
I drew a witchy woman performing a ritual to the moon.  Enjoying working with ink washes today.
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#artchallenge #promptchallenge #ink #inkwash #noodlersink #art #loveart #artandgrow
Painted this cute snail today.  I used a photo from @doomsdayandtheecho insta.
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I'm wondering if I should start the 365 challenge.  I really enjoyed the motivation that inktober brought me and I want to keep that momentum going but I will admit I've already slowed down a lot (by comparison to inktober). Still making art much more rapidly than I did before inktober.
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#snail #cutesnail #snailart #watercolor #watercolorjournal #artjournal #art #loveart #artchallenge #artandgrow
Painted this cute snail today. I used a photo from @doomsdayandtheecho insta. . I'm wondering if I should start the 365 challenge. I really enjoyed the motivation that inktober brought me and I want to keep that momentum going but I will admit I've already slowed down a lot (by comparison to inktober). Still making art much more rapidly than I did before inktober. . . #snail  #cutesnail  #snailart  #watercolor  #watercolorjournal  #artjournal  #art  #loveart  #artchallenge  #artandgrow 
This is what happens when I try to draw myself smiling. I guess smiles are a thing I should work on improving.
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#smiles #art #loveart #artchallenge #artandgrow
I made a drawing/painting of a bottle of ink.  Right now I'm still reeling from inktober.  It feels really weird using watercolors now. This was made with water based markers and Noodlers ink.  Now that I can say I've completed inktober atleast once, I may switch a drawlloween challenge ge for next year.  Taking a month off of my most used media might not be the best idea, lol. .
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#reeling #inktoberaftermath #noodlersink #art #loveart #artchallenge #artandgrow #ink
I made a drawing/painting of a bottle of ink. Right now I'm still reeling from inktober. It feels really weird using watercolors now. This was made with water based markers and Noodlers ink. Now that I can say I've completed inktober atleast once, I may switch a drawlloween challenge ge for next year. Taking a month off of my most used media might not be the best idea, lol. . . #reeling  #inktoberaftermath  #noodlersink  #art  #loveart  #artchallenge  #artandgrow  #ink 
Got see the Georgia O'keeffe exhibit at the NC Museum of Art.  It was fun.  They had a lot of contemporary artists featured alongside her pieces.  The point was to witness firsthand the influence of Georgia O'keeffe in modern art. 
At end of the exhibit the had a spot where you could draw a still life using a similar display that O'keeffe may have used.  I happened to have my pencil case with my I ktober supplies so I did mine in pen and ink ;)
Now I can say I have my art on display in a museum, lol
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#georgiaokeeffe #ncma #stilllife #penandink #artonthefly #ncart #art #loveart #artchallenge #artandgrow
Got see the Georgia O'keeffe exhibit at the NC Museum of Art. It was fun. They had a lot of contemporary artists featured alongside her pieces. The point was to witness firsthand the influence of Georgia O'keeffe in modern art. At end of the exhibit the had a spot where you could draw a still life using a similar display that O'keeffe may have used. I happened to have my pencil case with my I ktober supplies so I did mine in pen and ink ;) Now I can say I have my art on display in a museum, lol . . #georgiaokeeffe  #ncma  #stilllife  #penandink  #artonthefly  #ncart  #art  #loveart  #artchallenge  #artandgrow 
A cute little inky spirit/ghost animal

When I set out to do inktober I set couple of guidelines for myself. 
1. Use ONLY ink
2. Use my inktober sketchbook
3. Use the official prompt list
4. Only use a fineliner and brushpen -this means NO GREYS OR INK WASHES

Several times throughout the inktober I found myself lamenting that last guideline but I still kept to it. 
Now that inktober is over I feel a little reluctant to just jump straight back into what I was doing before (mostly watercolor with some ink). I'm still in this inky flow.  The big difference here is that now I don't feel like I have to stick to so many rules.  I still want to keep experimenting with ink.  Inktober helped to inspire me and I want to play with some of the ideas that got passed over during that time. 
Also breaking in a new sketchbook that I made.  The paper is different (I don't like it as much) but I do like a challenge in art because it makes me more creative. .
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#inktoberaftermath #penandink 
#novemberart #newsketchbook #homemadesketchbooks
#inkwash #inkfx #art #loveart #artandgrow
A cute little inky spirit/ghost animal When I set out to do inktober I set couple of guidelines for myself. 1. Use ONLY ink 2. Use my inktober sketchbook 3. Use the official prompt list 4. Only use a fineliner and brushpen -this means NO GREYS OR INK WASHES Several times throughout the inktober I found myself lamenting that last guideline but I still kept to it. Now that inktober is over I feel a little reluctant to just jump straight back into what I was doing before (mostly watercolor with some ink). I'm still in this inky flow. The big difference here is that now I don't feel like I have to stick to so many rules. I still want to keep experimenting with ink. Inktober helped to inspire me and I want to play with some of the ideas that got passed over during that time. Also breaking in a new sketchbook that I made. The paper is different (I don't like it as much) but I do like a challenge in art because it makes me more creative. . . #inktoberaftermath  #penandink  #novemberart  #newsketchbook  #homemadesketchbooks  #inkwash  #inkfx  #art  #loveart  #artandgrow 
This one feels a little lame but it's all I could muster up today.  Been super sick lately and getting behind with work so I couldn't spend hardly any time on today's prompt.  Once again I allowed myself to go with something simple.  Not embarrassed but I do hope my last piece for tomorrow will be a good one.  Not sure what I'm gonna do yet. 
Prompt=jolt
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#prompt #jolt #inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #artchallenge #october #art #loveart #artandgrow
This one feels a little lame but it's all I could muster up today. Been super sick lately and getting behind with work so I couldn't spend hardly any time on today's prompt. Once again I allowed myself to go with something simple. Not embarrassed but I do hope my last piece for tomorrow will be a good one. Not sure what I'm gonna do yet. Prompt=jolt . . #prompt  #jolt  #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #artchallenge  #october  #art  #loveart  #artandgrow 
This one came pretty naturally.
Promp=Double .
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#double #prompt #inktober #inktober2018 #penandink #artchallenge #october #loveart #artandgrow
When I was halfway done with this I thought it would have been cool to tmdo that scene from The Craft where Nancy Downs "invokes the spirit" and goes crazy. "These are my GIFTS!!", LOL.
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Coffee is a gift.
Prompt=gift.
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#GIFT #inktober #penandink #inktober2018 #october #artchallenge #art #loveart #artandgrow
Here I have a scene of a storm.  Pretty straightforward interpretation of the prommpt.
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I'm feeling a lot less doomed today than I did yesterday.  Sorry if that as annoying but not sorry that I shared about it.  I go back to work tomorrow after taking a few days off for being sick.  Physically I feel a lot better although not the best I've ever felt.
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Anyway, tha is for checking this out today. 
Prompt=Thunder
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #thunder #art #loveart #artchallenge #october #artandgrow
Here I have a scene of a storm. Pretty straightforward interpretation of the prommpt. . I'm feeling a lot less doomed today than I did yesterday. Sorry if that as annoying but not sorry that I shared about it. I go back to work tomorrow after taking a few days off for being sick. Physically I feel a lot better although not the best I've ever felt. . Anyway, tha is for checking this out today. Prompt=Thunder . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #thunder  #art  #loveart  #artchallenge  #october  #artandgrow 
I just wanted to draw and such so I did. No reference, no undersketch.  Just my 2 pens and my sketchbook. 
Prompt=Stretch
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Warning: If you're bored of hearing me complain about life...you should go ahead and stop reading. .
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So freaking tired and worn out and depressed.  I feel like the harder I work the more I have to do and the harder things get.  I just keep getting trapped and I don't know how to get out.  I feel like a slave. It's been incredibly hard for me to hold on to why I am doing this and as time goes on my goals get farther and farther away.
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Anyway, I just needed to put that into the world.  I don't need pity I just wanted to share because it makes me feel better.  I'm a butthead I know. .
Thank you for looking at my art.
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #stretch #depressed #poop #art #loveart #artchallenge #artandgrow
I just wanted to draw and such so I did. No reference, no undersketch. Just my 2 pens and my sketchbook. Prompt=Stretch . . Warning: If you're bored of hearing me complain about life...you should go ahead and stop reading. . . So freaking tired and worn out and depressed. I feel like the harder I work the more I have to do and the harder things get. I just keep getting trapped and I don't know how to get out. I feel like a slave. It's been incredibly hard for me to hold on to why I am doing this and as time goes on my goals get farther and farther away. . Anyway, I just needed to put that into the world. I don't need pity I just wanted to share because it makes me feel better. I'm a butthead I know. . Thank you for looking at my art. . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #stretch  #depressed  #poop  #art  #loveart  #artchallenge  #artandgrow 
I don't understand life sometimes.  Make that all the time, lol.  I'm really ready for some health and stability.  Making art is literally the only consistent thing in my life and it's really hard just to squeeze the time in the make it. 
Anyway, still recovering from my cough but was able to shoot out this guy.  I am still proud that I've made it this far with inktober.  Maybe I will pick out a couple designs and make some stickers or something. :)
Prompt=Prickly
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #prickly #october #art #loveart #artchallenge #artandgrow
I don't understand life sometimes. Make that all the time, lol. I'm really ready for some health and stability. Making art is literally the only consistent thing in my life and it's really hard just to squeeze the time in the make it. Anyway, still recovering from my cough but was able to shoot out this guy. I am still proud that I've made it this far with inktober. Maybe I will pick out a couple designs and make some stickers or something. :) Prompt=Prickly . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #prickly  #october  #art  #loveart  #artchallenge  #artandgrow 
I've been resting today trying to take it easy and allow myself to heal from being so sick lately.  It gave me the opportunity to spend a little more time on today's piece. 
Just a brutal little scene with Amelia and a stricken foe.
Prompt=Chop
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #chop #artchallenge #october #art #loveart #artandgrow
Had a rough day yesterday.  Been really sick and working doubles.  I was still determined to get a picture done though.  After go in ng to the doctor yesterday I looked up the prompt and just immediately started drawing the first thing that came to mind...worms.  I thought it would be easy hit then I made the stupid mistake of using stippling to shade.  That took forever.  Anyway, here is yesterday's inktober that never got around to posting.
Prompt=Muddy
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #muddy #worms #artchallenge #october #loveart #artandgrow
Had a rough day yesterday. Been really sick and working doubles. I was still determined to get a picture done though. After go in ng to the doctor yesterday I looked up the prompt and just immediately started drawing the first thing that came to mind...worms. I thought it would be easy hit then I made the stupid mistake of using stippling to shade. That took forever. Anyway, here is yesterday's inktober that never got around to posting. Prompt=Muddy . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #muddy  #worms  #artchallenge  #october  #loveart  #artandgrow 
I went way out if my comfort zone with this one. 
It was another long day at work but when I saw the prompt I just got a little glimpse of Ameila's origins as a gun for hire (or something of that nature) so I made this little story board.  It's more like a thumbnail rather than a finished piece but atleast I used my imagination and thought about my composition in a different way. 
So surprised I've made it this far.
Prompt=Expensive
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #Expensive #storyboard #comicstrip #october #artchallenge #loveart #artandgrow
I went way out if my comfort zone with this one. It was another long day at work but when I saw the prompt I just got a little glimpse of Ameila's origins as a gun for hire (or something of that nature) so I made this little story board. It's more like a thumbnail rather than a finished piece but atleast I used my imagination and thought about my composition in a different way. So surprised I've made it this far. Prompt=Expensive . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #Expensive  #storyboard  #comicstrip  #october  #artchallenge  #loveart  #artandgrow 
I gotta say, after working almost 18hrs today while sick as a dog, I'm pretty proud of myself for cranking this one out in time.  These characters have lent themselves so well to these prompts now that I have them to lean on.  I did want to get away from them a little bit.  Because I had so little time I had to just go with the first idea that came to mind and jump right in.  It was a really easy composition to plan and execute so not so time consuming.  I actually like it a bit and I can't help but imagine what may have happened to this character.  I didn't plan it like this but maybe Amelia gave him nice headbutt after this shadow fiend tried to break her down.  Idk, lol.  What do you think?
Prompt=Drain
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #drain #blackink #artchallenge #october #art #loveart #artandgrow
I gotta say, after working almost 18hrs today while sick as a dog, I'm pretty proud of myself for cranking this one out in time. These characters have lent themselves so well to these prompts now that I have them to lean on. I did want to get away from them a little bit. Because I had so little time I had to just go with the first idea that came to mind and jump right in. It was a really easy composition to plan and execute so not so time consuming. I actually like it a bit and I can't help but imagine what may have happened to this character. I didn't plan it like this but maybe Amelia gave him nice headbutt after this shadow fiend tried to break her down. Idk, lol. What do you think? Prompt=Drain . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #drain  #blackink  #artchallenge  #october  #art  #loveart  #artandgrow 
Well, this seems like a crazy thing to say, but I might he getting a little bored with Inktober.  I'm starting to feel like I'm going through the motions a bit.  I want to work on some more indepth pieces but I won't be able to finish in a day.

Maybe I'll be super motivated when Inktober is over.

In the meantime I keep coming back to this even when I think I need a break.  This one kind of speaks to a sense of despair.  Don't worry though, Amelia is tough ;)
Prompt=Breakable
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #breakable #artchallenge #october #art #loveart #artandgrow
Well, this seems like a crazy thing to say, but I might he getting a little bored with Inktober. I'm starting to feel like I'm going through the motions a bit. I want to work on some more indepth pieces but I won't be able to finish in a day. Maybe I'll be super motivated when Inktober is over. In the meantime I keep coming back to this even when I think I need a break. This one kind of speaks to a sense of despair. Don't worry though, Amelia is tough ;) Prompt=Breakable . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #breakable  #artchallenge  #october  #art  #loveart  #artandgrow 
It looks like the contents of the bottle from yesterday contained some kind of power boost for our shadow minions. 
I 'm not super happy with how this turned out but I had just keep going with it.  I did a lot of work on it that ended up covering up sonI spent way more time on it than necessary. Oh well.  Let's keepgoing!
Prompt =Scorched
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #scorched #shadow #art #artchallenge #october #loveart #artandgrow
It looks like the contents of the bottle from yesterday contained some kind of power boost for our shadow minions. I 'm not super happy with how this turned out but I had just keep going with it. I did a lot of work on it that ended up covering up sonI spent way more time on it than necessary. Oh well. Let's keepgoing! Prompt =Scorched . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #scorched  #shadow  #art  #artchallenge  #october  #loveart  #artandgrow 
Spooky shadow fiend.  My tomorrow piece also features this guy.  I seem to be locked into this little story I have going.  I have mixed fealings but I don't want this to completely consume my art.  I also don't want to just give up on it. I feel like when Inktober is over that I will likely trail off and cease to work on it.  I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens. 
Anyway, the shadow fiend has got something.  Is it weapon?  Stay tuned to find out.  And when I say find out I mean speculate based on another drawing. 
Prompt=Bottle
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #bottle #shadow #prompt #artchallenge #october #art #loveart #artandgrow
Spooky shadow fiend. My tomorrow piece also features this guy. I seem to be locked into this little story I have going. I have mixed fealings but I don't want this to completely consume my art. I also don't want to just give up on it. I feel like when Inktober is over that I will likely trail off and cease to work on it. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens. Anyway, the shadow fiend has got something. Is it weapon? Stay tuned to find out. And when I say find out I mean speculate based on another drawing. Prompt=Bottle . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #bottle  #shadow  #prompt  #artchallenge  #october  #art  #loveart  #artandgrow 
This was so difficult for me to execute!!! I will admit I was being pretty impatient with myself.  The result however is acceptable I guess.  What do you think? 
Here I have Amelia.  She has been spurred in not action by her protectees rise in strength and power.  She is assisting our otherworldly protagonist gain freedom and achieve her fate/revenge. 
The application of the prompt is pretty loose although this picture would not have happened without it.  I think you could guess how it applies.
Prompt=Swollen
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #swollen #visualnarrative #fight #freedom #illustration #action #art #loveart #artchallenge #artandgrow
This was so difficult for me to execute!!! I will admit I was being pretty impatient with myself. The result however is acceptable I guess. What do you think? Here I have Amelia. She has been spurred in not action by her protectees rise in strength and power. She is assisting our otherworldly protagonist gain freedom and achieve her fate/revenge. The application of the prompt is pretty loose although this picture would not have happened without it. I think you could guess how it applies. Prompt=Swollen . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #swollen  #visualnarrative  #fight  #freedom  #illustration  #action  #art  #loveart  #artchallenge  #artandgrow 
I missed day 16 so I had make up for it this morning.  It's been a busy week for me already and I started to come down with yet another illness (my third time this season 😭) and I just didn't have the energy to push through last night.  I feel a lot better today so after a quick break I have full confidence in my ability to finish today's piece as well. 
Here is the 2nd illustration of this newer character that is an offshoot of Amelia, my badass babe from days 11 and 13.  I featured this new girl for the prompt "weak" and here we see her coming into her strength. 
Prompt=Angular
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #angular #art #artchallenge #october #loveart #artandgrow
I missed day 16 so I had make up for it this morning. It's been a busy week for me already and I started to come down with yet another illness (my third time this season 😭) and I just didn't have the energy to push through last night. I feel a lot better today so after a quick break I have full confidence in my ability to finish today's piece as well. Here is the 2nd illustration of this newer character that is an offshoot of Amelia, my badass babe from days 11 and 13. I featured this new girl for the prompt "weak" and here we see her coming into her strength. Prompt=Angular . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #angular  #art  #artchallenge  #october  #loveart  #artandgrow 
If you were wondering Amelia was guarding in the cave a couple nights ago, here she is.  Question is, why is she being guarded? For her protection, or that of others? 
Lol, this is fun. 
Also, I am very tired and it took me working on this on and off all day to complete.  It's really difficult for me to get through a piece once bedtime come around but I got it done. Yay!
Prompt=Weak
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #weak #artchallenge #october #characterdevelopment #art #loveart #myart #artandgrow
If you were wondering Amelia was guarding in the cave a couple nights ago, here she is. Question is, why is she being guarded? For her protection, or that of others? Lol, this is fun. Also, I am very tired and it took me working on this on and off all day to complete. It's really difficult for me to get through a piece once bedtime come around but I got it done. Yay! Prompt=Weak . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #weak  #artchallenge  #october  #characterdevelopment  #art  #loveart  #myart  #artandgrow 
This one is pretty basic but I feel pretty good about it.  Ever since I created my character I've been thinking about how every other piece could tie into her narrative...which is very loose.  So, I guess what I'm saying is that when I look at this I imagine ways it could tie in with her story.  I think her name is Amelia. Idk, lol.
Also, I just want to say that all my inktober pieces officially take up a full screen on my homepage now.  That's pretty cool.  Feels like milestone.  If I scroll down to the next batch of pics that take up a full screen, the timeframe from the bottom right to the top left is atleast 4 months apart.  That's just crazy to think about. 
Prompt=Clock
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #clock #sundial #art #loveart #artchallenge #artandgrow
This one is pretty basic but I feel pretty good about it. Ever since I created my character I've been thinking about how every other piece could tie into her narrative...which is very loose. So, I guess what I'm saying is that when I look at this I imagine ways it could tie in with her story. I think her name is Amelia. Idk, lol. Also, I just want to say that all my inktober pieces officially take up a full screen on my homepage now. That's pretty cool. Feels like milestone. If I scroll down to the next batch of pics that take up a full screen, the timeframe from the bottom right to the top left is atleast 4 months apart. That's just crazy to think about. Prompt=Clock . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #clock  #sundial  #art  #loveart  #artchallenge  #artandgrow 
Brought back my badass babe from two days ago. 
I was finally able to get a little ahead and I have a few more pieces incorporating this character.  It feels good to play around like this. 😎
Prompt=Guarded .
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #guarded #badassbabe #narrativeillustration #october #artchallenge #art #loveart #artandgrow
So, for whatever reason the prompt for today really messed with my head.  I just could not think of a way to execute this in a creative way.  Idk what it is but it kinda drove me crazy and I almost didn't draw today at all.  I worked on this for about an hour past my normal bedtime (which is really early but still) and I had a hard time staying focused.  Not my best work by far but I'm proud I got something done.
I want to thank my husband @jhrogers86 for helping me pick the Narwal as my subject. 
Prompt=Whale
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #whale #artblock #artchallenge #october #art #loveart #artandgrow
So, for whatever reason the prompt for today really messed with my head. I just could not think of a way to execute this in a creative way. Idk what it is but it kinda drove me crazy and I almost didn't draw today at all. I worked on this for about an hour past my normal bedtime (which is really early but still) and I had a hard time staying focused. Not my best work by far but I'm proud I got something done. I want to thank my husband @jhrogers86 for helping me pick the Narwal as my subject. Prompt=Whale . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #whale  #artblock  #artchallenge  #october  #art  #loveart  #artandgrow 
Well, I'm feeling the inktober burn.  I'm officially not ahead if the game anymore.  I've been battling a cold for a few days now and am in full, watching TV all day in my pj's mode.  There's very little motivation hanging around me today but I'm gonna try and get some pre sketches done for the next few days of inktober.

Anyway, what do you think of my badass babe for today's piece?  It's definately very different from what I've done so far. 
Prompt=Cruel
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #cruel #artchallenge #loveart #october #art #artandgrow
Well, I'm feeling the inktober burn. I'm officially not ahead if the game anymore. I've been battling a cold for a few days now and am in full, watching TV all day in my pj's mode. There's very little motivation hanging around me today but I'm gonna try and get some pre sketches done for the next few days of inktober. Anyway, what do you think of my badass babe for today's piece? It's definately very different from what I've done so far. Prompt=Cruel . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #cruel  #artchallenge  #loveart  #october  #art  #artandgrow 
The original sketch I drew on this page was for the prompt STAR but I ended up accidentally doing 2 preliminary sketches for star and I liked the second one better.  Since I had this rough sketch sitting there I applied my concept for the current prompt around the old sketch.  Injust sort of started makinf lines and let the image make itself.  It's very experimental (and very challenging to do with the brush pen) but it has always been an approach I take when  I need to make art but am uninspired.
I'm getting into a more experimental phase of inktober.  My next piece starts leaning into darker themes.
Prompt=Flowing
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #flowing #artchallenge #october #art #loveart #artandgrow
The original sketch I drew on this page was for the prompt STAR but I ended up accidentally doing 2 preliminary sketches for star and I liked the second one better. Since I had this rough sketch sitting there I applied my concept for the current prompt around the old sketch. Injust sort of started makinf lines and let the image make itself. It's very experimental (and very challenging to do with the brush pen) but it has always been an approach I take when I need to make art but am uninspired. I'm getting into a more experimental phase of inktober. My next piece starts leaning into darker themes. Prompt=Flowing . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #flowing  #artchallenge  #october  #art  #loveart  #artandgrow 
It's pretty scary to think about the fact that within our lifetime, the human race (and all life on this planet) is likely to go through the most trying environment in our history.  We've kind of fallen into this complacent state of awareness of our empending doom, yet so belittled by the enormity of the task at hand that we aren't taking action.  We aren't rising to the challenge and not just the generations to follow, but our current generation (aka you, me, us)are going to face the consequences.
We've definately taken for granted what we have. 
I actually sketched this out before the most up to date buzz in climate starting rolling through but sadly it is very fitting. 
This is a drawing of the earth suspended in the expanse if space.  For all intensive purposes we are alone in this. 
Prompt=Precious .
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #earth #precious #earthisprecious #art #artchallenge #october #loveart #artandgrow
It's pretty scary to think about the fact that within our lifetime, the human race (and all life on this planet) is likely to go through the most trying environment in our history. We've kind of fallen into this complacent state of awareness of our empending doom, yet so belittled by the enormity of the task at hand that we aren't taking action. We aren't rising to the challenge and not just the generations to follow, but our current generation (aka you, me, us)are going to face the consequences. We've definately taken for granted what we have. I actually sketched this out before the most up to date buzz in climate starting rolling through but sadly it is very fitting. This is a drawing of the earth suspended in the expanse if space. For all intensive purposes we are alone in this. Prompt=Precious . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #earth  #precious  #earthisprecious  #art  #artchallenge  #october  #loveart  #artandgrow 
Well, I started going nuts with these black backgrounds.  I already have atleast one more planned that will have a black background but I'm ready to get more in depth with some of these inktober pieces. Although I will need to keep it in check for times sake. 
I'm really excited to say that I6about to go see Alice Cooper tonight so I had go with a pretty simple design.
Prompt=Star
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #star #nighttime #art #artchallenge #loveart #october #artandgrow
Well, I started going nuts with these black backgrounds. I already have atleast one more planned that will have a black background but I'm ready to get more in depth with some of these inktober pieces. Although I will need to keep it in check for times sake. I'm really excited to say that I6about to go see Alice Cooper tonight so I had go with a pretty simple design. Prompt=Star . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #star  #nighttime  #art  #artchallenge  #loveart  #october  #artandgrow 
Here is my finished dual prompt spread from yesterday.  I have so much art to do!!!! Today I ended up working on my prompt for tomorrow instead of working on the other project I mentioned yesterday.  So....I need to do that.  Lol.
This prompt is me in so many ways. 
Prompt=Exhausted
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #exhausted #october #challenge #artchallenge #art #loveart #artandgrow
Posting an unfinished inktober today because I unintentionally created a sketch which perfectly aligned with 2 consecutive prompts.  The fact that I also made this a 2 page spread (again, not knowing before hand that it would work for 2 prompts) makes it that much more fitting.  I will be finishing this later today and posting the final piece tomorrow.  That will give me an extra day to plan future pieces and possibly leave take part in another October challenge that I'm really excited about. 
What a crazy art month.
Prompt=drooling .
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #selfportrait #october #artchallenge #loveart #artandgrow
Posting an unfinished inktober today because I unintentionally created a sketch which perfectly aligned with 2 consecutive prompts. The fact that I also made this a 2 page spread (again, not knowing before hand that it would work for 2 prompts) makes it that much more fitting. I will be finishing this later today and posting the final piece tomorrow. That will give me an extra day to plan future pieces and possibly leave take part in another October challenge that I'm really excited about. What a crazy art month. Prompt=drooling . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #selfportrait  #october  #artchallenge  #loveart  #artandgrow 
Used a white gel pen.  Kinda disappointed about that.  It did save the piece though so I won't say it was wrong thing to do.  I loved my design for this so I had to. That's a thing and that's okay.  It okay to fix your mistakes and own up to them. 
Prompt: Spell
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #spell #pentagram #candle #blackflame #art #loveart #artandgrow
Well, I don't love how this turned out but I'm happy I made it. 
When I find feeling unsatisfied with a piece, I try to imagine how I would react to it if someone else drew it.  To be honest if someone proudly showed this to me I would think it was pretty good. 
Anyway, carry on Inktober fanatics!!
Prompt=Roasted
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#inktober #inktober2018 #penandink #artchallenge #marshmallow #roastedmarshmallows #art #loveart #artchallenge #artandgrow
I completed this almost entirely during my lunch break from an all day meeting.  Glad to have more simple subject matter after yesterday's piece. 
This didn't turn out quite like I envisioned but it's a good reminder that just because something isn't perfect doesn't mean it isn't worth doing. 
Glad to get through day 2 with enough time to get few preliminary sketches in for future prompts. 
How are you fairing in inktober?
Prompt #2: TRANQUIL .
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#inktober2018 #inktober #penandink #tranquil #artchallenge #october #candle #meditate #art #loveart #artandgrow
I completed this almost entirely during my lunch break from an all day meeting. Glad to have more simple subject matter after yesterday's piece. This didn't turn out quite like I envisioned but it's a good reminder that just because something isn't perfect doesn't mean it isn't worth doing. Glad to get through day 2 with enough time to get few preliminary sketches in for future prompts. How are you fairing in inktober? Prompt #2 : TRANQUIL . . #inktober2018  #inktober  #penandink  #tranquil  #artchallenge  #october  #candle  #meditate  #art  #loveart  #artandgrow 
I painted this lady.  I’m not sure why but as soon as I saw this in “post” form I saw so many asymmetrical aspects to it.  Oh well.  I definitely think I could ha r done a better job on getting the skin to look real but this is something I am working on.
Hope all are well 😁.
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#woman #beauty #gold #purple #art #myart #loveart #watercolorjournal #artandgrow
I painted this lady. I’m not sure why but as soon as I saw this in “post” form I saw so many asymmetrical aspects to it. Oh well. I definitely think I could ha r done a better job on getting the skin to look real but this is something I am working on. Hope all are well 😁. . . #woman  #beauty  #gold  #purple  #art  #myart  #loveart  #watercolorjournal  #artandgrow 
This is a toothbrush. 
Although I have a been able to create, I’m suffering through art block pretty badly.  This is why there have been some many scribbles and studies I on my page recently.  I will say that I’ve gotten pretty positive reactions from them which kinda makes me contemplate what I’ve been doing with my art up until now.  It feels like the less effort I put into it the more people like it.  Honestly not sure how I feel about.  Oh well. .
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#ohwell #brushyourteeth #toothbrush #art #myart #loveart #artblock #dontstop #study #stilllife #watercolor #watercolorjournal #strathmore #artandgrow
This is a toothbrush. Although I have a been able to create, I’m suffering through art block pretty badly. This is why there have been some many scribbles and studies I on my page recently. I will say that I’ve gotten pretty positive reactions from them which kinda makes me contemplate what I’ve been doing with my art up until now. It feels like the less effort I put into it the more people like it. Honestly not sure how I feel about. Oh well. . . . #ohwell  #brushyourteeth  #toothbrush  #art  #myart  #loveart  #artblock  #dontstop  #study  #stilllife  #watercolor  #watercolorjournal  #strathmore  #artandgrow 
A drew cup after I drank the chai. .
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#cup #chai #yummy #coffeeshopart #art #myart #loveart #sketchbookart #strathmore #artandgrow
Colors all over!!!!!
Does anyone else make random marks just for feeling of creating something?  Sometimes I feel inspired to create but I just don’t know where to start. .
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#inspired #create #createtocreate #colors #watercolor #sketchbook #journal #experiment #art #loveart #artandgrow
My husband made me a keychain with little metallic skull and so I painted it.
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#skull #metallic #watercolor #watercolorsketch #watercolorjournal #strathmorepaper #art #myart #loveart #artandgrow
Decided to do some free flow with a ballpoint and ended up with the sketch for this guy.  Then just went in with my water colors and here ya go.
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#watercolordoodle #sketchbook #sketchbookart #strathmore #watercolorjournal #art #myart #loveart #artandgrow
Weird doodles.
Sometimes you just go with it and that’s just fine. .
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#fine #doodles #watercolordoodles #art #myart #loveart #gowithit #squid #sketchbook #sketchart #strathmoresketchbook #artandgrow
Girl on bed.
I've been stuck in a real bad art rut lately.  I've barely made anything and what I do create is just mostly scribbles.  This is the first time in atleast a month that I've actually seen a sketch through to the end. 
It always worries me a bit when I go through this but in a way that fact is comforting.  I know that I will always have the desire to do this no matter what direction my career takes me.  I dont have to do his for a living to know that it is my true calling and that I will always be able to do it. .
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#truecalling #artandgrow #artforfun #artforlife #watercolorillustration #bluehair #relaxing #nevergonnastopmakingart #loveart #myart #artistsoninstagram #allthethigs #blue #blueandyellow #30yrsold #thatsokay #reflection #sleepy #keepgoing
Girl on bed. I've been stuck in a real bad art rut lately. I've barely made anything and what I do create is just mostly scribbles. This is the first time in atleast a month that I've actually seen a sketch through to the end. It always worries me a bit when I go through this but in a way that fact is comforting. I know that I will always have the desire to do this no matter what direction my career takes me. I dont have to do his for a living to know that it is my true calling and that I will always be able to do it. . . . . #truecalling  #artandgrow  #artforfun  #artforlife  #watercolorillustration  #bluehair  #relaxing  #nevergonnastopmakingart  #loveart  #myart  #artistsoninstagram  #allthethigs  #blue  #blueandyellow  #30yrsold  #thatsokay  #reflection  #sleepy  #keepgoing 
Cartoony house.  Even though my style is pretty eclectic, I do feel this is pretty out of the norm for me.  Idk what happened but ever since I started my new (not that new anymore) skethbook, I've been in a major art funk.  I am trying really hard to just allow myself to make art that isn't my best bc I know I will grow from it but it is hard.  I am an art block-head and it's depressing. .
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#house #cartoon #cartoonhouse #artblock #blockhead #artjourney #watercolorsketch #artandgrow #myart #loveart #keepgoing #tilldeath
Cartoony house. Even though my style is pretty eclectic, I do feel this is pretty out of the norm for me. Idk what happened but ever since I started my new (not that new anymore) skethbook, I've been in a major art funk. I am trying really hard to just allow myself to make art that isn't my best bc I know I will grow from it but it is hard. I am an art block-head and it's depressing. . . . . #house  #cartoon  #cartoonhouse  #artblock  #blockhead  #artjourney  #watercolorsketch  #artandgrow  #myart  #loveart  #keepgoing  #tilldeath 
Today was more of a grow than an art kinda day

It is my watercolor used in the background.

#artandgrow #100dayproject
Spent time tonight folding signatures for my first handmade (by me!l) art journal!

#100dayproject #artandgrow #handmade #bookbinding #pushingmyself #create
It's done but I won't post it yet. Tomorrow we are on to something new!

#100dayproject #artandgrow #create
Once again forcing myself to trust the process, when all I want to do is throw it out. That's the thing about watercolors, you have to give up some of the control and let them work their magic.

#100dayproject #artandgrow #wip #creative #create #art #watercolor #trust
Even when it is a mess you have to trust the process.

#100dayproject #artandgrow #wip #creative #create #watercolor #lovethemess #trust
#100dayproject #artandgrow #wip #creative 
Slowly working away on the awesome
A real light color wash done so that I can start the background tomorrow!

#100dayproject #artandgrow #wip #watercolor #create #artsaves #colorwash
The very very early stages of a WIP. Long way to go! But it will all be done and tucked away within a week.

Also! 
Day 1 of the #100dayproject 
My theme this time around is #artandgrow

I'll be practicing my crafts and pushing my boundaries in all sorts of ways. I'm excited and pretty determined to stay on track!

#create practice #artsaves #wip watercolor
The very very early stages of a WIP. Long way to go! But it will all be done and tucked away within a week. Also! Day 1 of the #100dayproject  My theme this time around is #artandgrow  I'll be practicing my crafts and pushing my boundaries in all sorts of ways. I'm excited and pretty determined to stay on track! #create  practice #artsaves  #wip  watercolor
Sketching a boy for fun 
This is the general style that comes out when I don't use a reference photo.  I'd you scroll through all my past posts you could probably spot pretty easily the ones where no reference was used.
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#noreference
#sketching #sketchbook #mixedmedia #watercolor #pentelpocketbrushpen #doodle #everyday #strathmore #strathmore500series #art #loveart #myart #keepgoing #artandgrow
Anyone want to come over and spray paint? Draw? Or anything else? We have some paneling hung for some always changing art in the garden.
Anyone want to come over and spray paint? Draw? Or anything else? We have some paneling hung for some always changing art in the garden.