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Inktober 2018 Part 3

The rest of the paintings for Inktober 2018. I learned a lot during this challenge, but also found that I have much more to learn. I find working with ink to be so exciting, despite the mess I sometimes managed to make. I’m looking forward to doing it again next year.
This week I sent three of my inktober paintings to the Galway Art Centre for their open art exhibition. I am very excited to see how that turns out. I would also like to mention that I will be selling art at a stall at the Creeslough craft fair on Sunday the 25th of November. I’m hoping to sell some of my watercolour and ink paintings, digital prints, doodles and Christmas cards. For more information email me; inkyandthepen@gmail.com!

Day 21: Expensive

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Inktober 2018 Part 2

There’s something really exciting about working with only black ink. It gives you a lot of freedom in some areas, but restricts you in other areas. I know I work with watercolours most of the time, but I would really love to introduce a bit more ink to my work.
My favorite out of all these images is the Dragon. While I painted it I was listening to Robin Hobbs “Assassins Quest” and of course there are dragons in that story. Less than a month later I’m now on the final book of the second trilogy. Her books are so addictive, I really recommend the read.

Day 11 Cruel

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Inktober 2018 Part 1

Inktober is an art challenge that takes place during October with ink as the main medium. There is a list of daily prompts which helps you decide what to draw each day. I had a lot of fun with Inktober this year and will be using a lot of the designs for society 6 and redbubble. I may even sell a few original Ink works on etsy. I had a few stressful moments as I took part Inktober and 365 Days of Paint at the same time, doubling the amount of work I was used to doing. I went home to Ireland for a week during October  and couldn’t paint every day because I was catching up with family and friends. So they weren’t all done daily, most of them were done days after the deadline.

The name of the prompts are under each painting. I will be posting the rest in a few days time.

Day 1 Poison
Day 2 Zen
Day 3 Roasted
Day 4 Spell
Day 5 Chicken
Day 6 Drooling
Day 7 Exhausted
Day 8 Star
Day 9 Precious
Day 10 Flowing

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Inktober

Inktober was a challenge I took part in during October, I painted and drew using black ink for the most of it in one of my pocket sized watercolour sketchbooks. Great experience, ended up loving some of the results, although I really disliked a lot of the paintings. I also discovered a new style I can use while painting and shot up by about 100 followers on instagram during that month. Have a browse through my 31 paintings and drawings, let me know what you think. I am currently looking for a Christmas challenge to partake in, but if there’s none I really like then I might start my own challenge like “#25daysofchristmaspainting” or maybe something that is less of a mouth full. Leave a like, follow me and check out my Instagram, Facebook or Twitter by clicking one of the icons at the top of the page! Again I will be doing commissions coming up to Christmas so contact me if you are interested in buying someone a Christmas present.

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Doodles #7

These are some more doodles from a few months ago. They are all made from pen and ink, and are purely unplanned. I have been the worst at posting on this website recently because of work and I’ve been applying to teach in Korea. I have on the other hand been posting watercolour paintings regularly on instagram. I started a new challenge called #100daysofpaint and plan to stick to the 100 days. So far I’m on day 29, it’s very interesting and I am learning so much from it. I hope to set up shops on society 6 and a few other websites soon, I just need to get a proper scanner first to ensure my work is sold at it’s best quality. Have a look through my doodles and check out my instagram inkyandthepen for daily posts!

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