#InkTober2017 – Days 1 – 5

Last time I was here I was blathering on about showing you my InkTober sketches. Have I done it?  No!

That all changes now. 

I used photos from the Sktchy app as my references. If you have an iPhone or an iPad I highly recommend you download this app and check out the wonderful art being created by all the users. I’m honored to have my pieces included with theirs. 

I will show you all of them… both successes and failures but I’m going to split them up into groups of five… and one last to celebrate Halloween. 

But first, the first five.


Day 1 – #Swift

Day 2 – #Divided


Day 3 – #Poison


Day 4 – #Underwater


Day 5 – #Long

You can’t see that I used pearlescent ink on the flamingo so I took another trying to get the shine. 


Yup… all ink… even the backgrounds. 

Channeling Nora Ephron

I look at this and my eyes are immediately drawn to my neck. 

sigh.

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of reading Nora Ephron’s book, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, you know where I’m coming from. 

  
This is another of my ink sketches on a pre-painted acrylic ink background… this one with a watercolor wash… and I see I need a haircut too!

Bird and Its Backdop

Last October I participated in InkTober and found  I really enjoyed working on pre-painted backgrounds. The added bit of color and pattern seems to really make pen and ink sketches pop. 

For this spread I used a mixture of shimmering FW Acrylic Inks sprayed over one of the dried oak leaves from the garden. I love the blue splatter!

  
What goes with oak leaves?  A bird of course!

  
Happy Spring!