Inktober Week Four

This week I did quite a few drawings, and more of them will be here in a day or two.  I also started oil painting and completed a couple of tiny test canvases.  One was four inches by six, the other four by eight.  I included a picture of the two of them together so you can get an idea of how small they are.  Soon I’ll be moving up to a much larger canvas (probably 18 by 24 or so) but these were a fun way to get my feet wet and find out what it was like to work with the materials.

So far I love it, by the way.  The way the paint smells and feels, the brushes, the long working time, it’s all great.  I’m happy to have the opportunity to do this at long last.  It was one very big item on my bucket list.  If anyone has interest, I’ll write an article about the best way to find halfway decent painting supplies without paying a huge amount of money.

I learned a lot about what not to do with a palette knife here!

 

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Here, to be random, is a picture of Nezumi sleeping with her paw over her eyes.  “Moms, turn the light off, wouldja?”

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InkTober Week 3

This week I did even more cards for coworkers – Boss’s Day plus a couple of birthdays.  So that cut into my InkTober arting just a bit.  However, I also finished a painting that had been sitting for oh, ten years or so, and did some digital stuff.  I’m still fascinated by clouds and never cease to be amazed by them.  Who cares about the latest entertainment news when I have Omigawd CLOUDS!  That one is a perfect orangy pink and I could totally do that with a liner brush and just a little blending… it looks like brushstrokes across the sky as it is…

On to the art.

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Inktober Week 2

It’s been a busy week – I’ve done a drawing a day as well as some Boss’s Day cards for my dear Supervisor, Team Lead and Manager.  I truly like these people so the rest of the team is joining me in signing them.  In addition, I’ve been doing more sky color sketches.  I’m including the best of them here.

The A-10, the dolphin, and Batman are done with a combination of watercolors, colored pencils and watercolors.

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InkTober is back!

As you may know, InkTober is an annual event where visual artists of all types commit to making art every day.  Some are strict about it, saying you should use ink specifically, others are a little looser about the standards.

I got a bunch of my coworkers into this and we have a fairly nice InkTober gallery wall started.  If you are joining me, feel free to leave a link in my comments, I’d love to see what you do!

This year I’m not doing a post every day, but rather with each post I’ll be putting all the art I’ve done up until that point.  So far I have five drawings and a quick digital paint sketch.

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Just click to see them at a larger size.  I hope you enjoy, and more importantly, I hope you join me!

Ghoulish Painting

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Okay, here’s my idea of a ghoul – done in MyPaint.  He looks like he’s about to go after a grave or two.  Just a simple sketch but sometimes simple is best.  To any readers, have a happy Halloween!

As usual, here is a roundup of everything I drew for InkTober.  This year I didn’t get nearly as much done as last year, but then again last year I wasn’t being trained as a claims analyst!  That takes quite a bit of skull sweat.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/ghoulish/

Surrealist Inktober

How much of horror art is surrealist?  Quite a bit.  When I try to make a surreal piece of art, I will take some aspect of reality and make it into a metaphor, or take a fairly realistic subject then change an aspect of it in order to make some kind of a statement.

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Here are my attempts:

 

I had the idea of combining two graceful shapes, and at the same time making a statement of people becoming display pieces.  At least she seems fairly happy the way she is.

 

The next one is about how I think people often become with their smartphones and tablets.  Perhaps it’s a vision of human evolution?

 

The last picture is of GUITAR FINGERS.  The hand of a well trained guitarist can look pretty surreal as it is.

 

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/surreal/

 

 

 

 

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