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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Flashy Friday: Dropping Hope

He was tired of holding onto it, clutching it in his hand, fingers gripping so tight the bright white edges of it seeped out through the cracks between his knuckles. It wriggled softly against his palm, tickling his skin almost affectionately. At his back, the sounds of an argument that existed long before he was […]

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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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NaNoWriMo 2019: The Plot Thickens

I have no idea if this loosely plotted thing is even going to make sense once I start writing it next month, and I’m already seeing weak spots I will have to rework and delete and expand upon and throw up in the air or even in the trash, but I’m sort of enjoying figuring […]

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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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