Monday, November 11, 2019
The ultimate goal is to be able to braid it (crown style) without it unraveling after a few hours.
Yes, I'm still doing a daily sketchbook practice. These are day 7 for two different disciplines and prompts, Pencilvember 2019 "Prince" and from the 2018 Inktober prompt list, "Exhausted".
I haven't drawn with pencils--with the intent of showing the pencil lines--in quite a while. It is taking some getting used to. I either have very poor quality color pencils or I just don't know what I'm doing (or some combination) as I'm not happy with any of the sketches featuring color pencils. Put, I'll keep plugging away at it.
I am up to day 11. Haven't figured out what I'm going to sketch for the two prompts; Galaxy for pencilvember and Cruel for the 2018 Inktober but I'm sure something will come to me.
Saturday, November 02, 2019
As the postings over the last couple of days attest, several of us participating will have a hard time saying goodbye.
I'm overjoyed to have kept up and completed the challenge. I'm equally overjoyed to be seeking ways to keep a daily practice going. In addition to following the prompts from the 2018 Inktober I will also be trying a pencil challenge. Pencilvember is on the way.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
I'm remembering when I was a kid and someone other than myself or my mother took a fancy to what I was putting on paper artistically. Weird to feel like that these many years later. Weirder still to not have my number one fan cheering me on.
Cheers to memories. Cheers to inspiration. Cheers to finishing up Inktober and moving onto the next challenge.
Friday, October 18, 2019
|Day 12 Dragon|
|Day 13 Ash|
|Day 14 Overgrown|
|Day 15 Legend|
|Day 16 Wild|
|Day 17 Ornament|
|Day 18 Misfit|
In the sharing of the images on varied social media with the identifying hashtag I've become part of a community. Mostly the community is inspiring and encouraging. However, some of the posts are mean and demoralizing. I am choosing to focus on the better, more positive and uplifting bits.
All things considered I am having fun. I feel like the practice is becoming a habit in a good way.
Yes, we're still several days away from the thirty-first. No, haven't committed in my mind about what comes after. But for the moment I am pleased not to be one of the overwrought, overwhelmed, depleted of inspiration crowd in the #inktober community.
For the moment, I am pleased with the fine feelings over my efforts, results, and with continuing.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
What I am discovering along the way:
Some of the prompts are not as open to a literal interpretation (for me, anyway). Yet, design or metaphorical approaches have proven challenging as well.
My technical skills are not (yet) to the level of my imagination.
I need new pens. I need different colored inks. I could do with some colored paper.
I have begun to look forward to executing the next prompt.
Inktober marches on.
Sunday, October 06, 2019
|Day 5 Build|
|Day 4 Freeze|
|Also day 4 Freeze*|
|Day 3 Bait|
|Day 2 Mindless|
The coming (Birthday) week may prove a tad more challenging. I shall try not to exert any extra pressure but I do also want to keep pace.
A day at a time.
I remain eternally grateful that I do not have to do the three hour (round trip) a day commute.
*I did two for Freeze because I didn't like the first one but rather than reject/trash it I did another and shared them both.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
|Inktober 2019 Prompt: RING|
October is a red letter month around these parts, first and foremost because it is the birth month of my only daughter. It is also LGBTQI History Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as, Squirrel Awareness Month.
In fact, there are many national observances in the month of October.
I heard about Inktober two years ago (as I recall) and have wanted to participate toward kick-starting
my sketchbook practices and giving my creative muscles a workout.
Last year I did the first prompt too. But, I didn't share it anywhere or with anyone. This year I'm hoping that by sharing here and on other social media platforms along with the community of artists participating in Inktober, I'll be moved to do more than the one.
Not promising 31 images for the 31 days . . . or, am I?
Tomorrow's prompt: Mindless.