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. .
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
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. .
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.
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.
I just wanted to draw and such so I did. No reference, no undersketch. Just my 2 pens and my sketchbook.
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
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?
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 ;)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
The very very early stages of a WIP. Long way to go! But it will all be done and tucked away within a week.
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