October is here and that means #Inktober 2016. I am aiming to do a drawing per day for the rest of the month. I have a brand new brown paper sketchbook to fill and my trusty micron pens along with some new brush pens – so lets do this!
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Joining in the “Month of Love” February weekly art challenges this year – Just scraping in to this weeks challenge “Heroes, Protagonists and Idols”.
To Hayao Miyazaki – one of my real life heros.
For my grandfather who I watched Princess Mononoke with for the 1st time as a child. He pretended not to be interested but sat and watched the whole thing.
And San as a great hero herself – strong, protective and loving.
I also involved in a fantastic online course for Art Business – which is turning out to be just the help I need and filled with a wonderful group of artist.
One fairly important priority for 2016 for me is to do more traditional work. Digital has so many positives but I truly love working in pencil, ink and watercolor. I convinced myself that digital was fast, easier (as in no set up/clean up, my computer and tablet are always right there waiting), less stressful (unlimited undos). But in actual fact tradition is more natural to me (its what I’ve done from the very beginning), therefore its faster and less stressful then working on a computer! And not having undo makes the work better – if I really mess up I start again from scratch and the piece is always better for having done it twice.
So with that in mind I bought some new paper and started drawing in ink again the quiet time over Christmas/New Years. Slightly missing white Christmases inspired this pin up girl.