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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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Week 11: Cat

I don’t know if anyone noticed, but I changed the theme for this week. It was originally ‘perspective’, but as I attempted to measure everything out in perspective and learn all about horizon lines and vanishing points, my art did what it normally does and took on its own form. As I finished it I got frustrated and decided to swap a few of my challenge themes for better ones. So Cat, as boring as some may think, is my theme for this week.

I used Indian ink for the whole thing, making different textures and different shapes. I’m actually really proud of this one and may mess around with it on Photoshop. Let me know what you think and if this is the type of thing I should do more often. Leave a like, share and follow me!

Catastrophic Time, Indian Ink
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Week 10: Weekend

As ‘Weekend’ is a very open topic I decided to do something I think I lot of people can relate to. I personally no longer relate to it ever since I sorted out my sleeping patterns, but at some point I was a total night owl.

I decided to draw and paint a Weekend night owl. It kind of is a bit of waffle since I happened to be drawing an owl anyway, but then I realized that it kind of fits in with this weeks topic.

I started off by drawing the mandala eyes with pen and a little bit of marker. I then used watercolours and Indian ink to make messy feathers. I added some white acrylics, as I can’t find any of my white watercolours. Lastly I added a few little details with my felt tip pen.

Weekend Night Owl

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– Inky