Inktober Day 14: Overgrown

I was so tired of summer this year, of being hot, that lately I keep thinking about winter landscapes, fresh snow drifts, dried out vegetation grown up around crashed ufos in the woods… So, when I saw today’s prompt, all I could think about was a crashed ship in the woods, buried deep in snow […]

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Inktober Day 13: Ash

I could have done all kinds of things for the “Ash” prompt, but the first thing that popped into my brain was a cigarette. Probably because I used to smoke and cigarette ash was the bane of my existence for years. I jokingly told a friend that after I finished this, I felt like smoking […]

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Inktober Day 12: Dragon

I have loved dragons as long as I can remember, some part of me convinced these majestic beasts once roamed the skies of our world, even if only in our dreams. I am still pretty sure there is a planet out there somewhere in the universe where dragons reign supreme. I’d go to that planet […]

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Inktober Day 11: Snow

I love owls, and not just because Harry Potter made them cool, but because this family friend we had when I was growing up was an owl-lover. She had owl knick-knacks around her house, art, sweaters, t-shirts, I swear she even had a pair of owl socks, which for an adult was a big hoot […]

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Inktober Day 10: Pattern

I’m not entirely sure how patterny this is, but they’re all pumpkins, right? RIGHT? And I tried to match the star patterns on the two pumpkins with the darker blue background, so maybe there’s a pattern. I don’t know. What I do know is that I’m having a blast trying to come up with answers […]

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Inktober Day 9: Swing

Also known as “Playdate”, today’s Inktober challenge came out far more mixed media than inky, but I’m not going to cry about it. I am actually really happy with the concept on this one and can’t wait to rework it so everything lines up properly. I used a Tombow Mono 01 drawing pen and Tombow dualbrush pens to […]

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Inktober Day Eight: Frail

The word Frail brings to mind old bones, fragile newborns, skinny tree limbs wrapped in ice, and, of course, baby aliens hatching from their eggs. For this little hatchling, I used Uniball signo gel pens, Sakura Gelly Roll pens, and Tombow dualbrush pens.

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Inktober Day 7: Enchanted

It was my progeny who suggested a unicorn when I was wracking my brain in the car this morning, trying to think of what I could create for today’s prompt: Enchanted. Yes, yes, a unicorn. Good idea because unicorns are the actual best, and, honestly, what’s more enchanted than a unicorn (IN SPACE)? I’m sort […]

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Inktober Day 6: Husky

I know there are other meanings to the word husky, and I probably could have tried my hand at those meanings instead, but ever since I was a husky mom to my beloved Loki boi, that word only really has one meaning to me. And recently, one of James’s co-workers adopted a beautiful black and […]

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Inktober Day 5: Build

Build, build, build and all that came to mind at first was buildings, architecture, hammers, nails, and then I started thinking about the one thing I’d like to build if I had even a little bit of know how on the subject: a robot! And I’d be so nice to it, too. I wouldn’t make […]

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