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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Inktober Day 4: Freeze

I thought about this particular prompt for several days leading up to it, and only just decided this morning to try my hand at a quick sketch of The Night King from Game of Thrones. I mean, really, who is more frozen than that, aside from that disney girl with the braids? I spent about […]

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Inktober Day Three: BAIT

I have always been fascinated by angler fish, intrigued by the idea of them luring their prey into a seemingly cozy space only to gobble them up, so when I saw the prompt for today, I already knew what I wanted to try. And, of course, since it’s me, I had to put this fish […]

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Inktober Day 2: MINDLESS

Inktober Day 2 presented something of a challenge when I started thinking about it. What was mindlessness to me, and how could I capture it artistically without words? There were plenty of obvious representations as I started thinking it through. Hollow faces missing their brains, absentminded activities, but in truth the thing I kept coming […]

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Inktober Day 1: RING

Art has become something of a saving grace for me this last year. After finding myself in a very deep well of despair, I turned my sights to the stars and began painting and drawing in an effort to find something to feel happy and good about again. Turns out art is great therapy! I […]

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