I learned two things this October… but did I internalize the lessons? Oh no, I let them slide.
It’s time to revisit those lessons.
First, InkTober taught me how much I enjoyed fleshing out and shading a pen and ink sketch with crosshatching. I thought I didn’t have the patience to achieve volume hatching all those tiny curving lines. Don’t get me wrong, I’m nowhere near proficient but I’ve enjoyed the process way more than I thought I would. I’m going to make sure I keep practicing.
Secondly, I love, love, LOVE posting with the WordPress app for my iPhone. I posted most of my InkTober sketches with the app. I look forward to using it more and more.
That’s it for now… have a great weekend!
I use it for all sorts of things, even phone numbers I need to remember.
The other day a friend forwarded an article with the collected points of Irwin Greenberg, an art instructor in New York. I paid particular attention since I wrote one of these points in bold face on the first page of my sketchbook: “An artist is a sketchbook with a person attached.” I knew then I needed to keep all 100 points where I could easily find them.
Want an easier way to read all Irwin Greenberg’s wisdom? Click here.
Is it just me or are there really more Blue Jays out and about this November? I’ve been clearing brush and putting the garden to rest and these cheeky birds have been keeping me company. Always on the move, often seen out of the corner of my eye… a bright blue flash.