Inktober 2017 – Day 19: Cloud

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I’m exhaustesd. Work this week has wiped me out. The prompt today was cloud. I started by drawing a cloud, but it ended up looking more like a rock, so we’re gonna roll with it. 

My new copic marker arrived, but now the hydrangea blue pen is running out. It’s a tough life as a marker.

Inktober 2017 – Day 17: Graceful

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Here were go!

I actually started the gazelle this morning but didn’t finish it. That’s why it was a bit rushed by the end. 

I’m sorry that I haven’t replied to some of the lovely comments I’ve had over the last couple of days, and the replies to my comments. I know that’s not the purpose of Inktober, but I’ve really been enjoying following everyone else’s posts and I want to support all the other artists taking on the challenge! Work just got a bit mad recently, so I’ve got some catching up with the WordPress cheerleading to do. Hope everyone else hasn’t had the Inktober fatigue yet!

Inktober 2017 – Day 16: Fat

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It’s a bit rushed, but here’s an entry for today.

I’m still enjoying Inktober, but it’s motivated me to do so many other drawings, so now the prompt words aren’t as inspiring as they once were to get me started. I suppose in that sense though, they’ve done the job! It’s also made me really enjoy using markers, so I’m excited to find more colours.

Inktober 2017 – Day 15: Mysterious

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Today I decided to try and create an mysterious forest scene. I realised that I’m not really sure how to create depth or fog effects using pen, so I thought I’d practise today. 

It’s not perfect, and I was going to spend longer on it but decided that I’d already spent enough time on it for one day. Maybe I’ll have another go when I feel like I can devote a bit more time to it. 

I’ve been drawing a lot of trees this inktober. I guess that’s just something that’s familiar to cling to when I’m not sure what to draw.

Inktober 2017 – Day 14: FierceĀ 

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Considering how long I spent on this, it’s not the best entry. 

I was trying to do a “fierce” puppy, but it’s much too dark. I wanted to still use colour today, but since I don’t have my lightest shade of purple (it ran out) I only had the midtone and the veeery dark. I also was very lazy when doing the initial sketch. I guess that happens after a 6 day working week. Oh well, it’s an entry anyway! Does anyone else find dogs much harder to sketch than other animals like cats?

Inktober 2017 – Day 12: Shattered

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I found time to get this done just before work. I’ve interpreted ‘shattered’ as ‘really really tired’. Can it also be used this way elsewhere?

I’m very sad to say my iridescent mauve copic marker is running out. Is that normal? I started using it for Inktober so it’s been 12 days. I guess I have used it a lot though. Unfortunately there are no shops nearby that do them so I might have to go on a mission this weekend. 

Anyway, off to the salt mines.