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 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 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 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 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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The Galactic Grid

As those of you who follow me regularly on social media may already know, I’ve been painting a lot this year, and when I say a lot, I more or less mean every single day. Being a lifelong fan of infinity and beyond, my inspiration has led me through many interesting experiments, but none more […]

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