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InkTober catchup

This will fulfill 6th through 10th prompts of: rodent (mouse), fancy and teeth (sugar skull), throw (dice), and hope (crucifix).

My goal was a Covid inspired, Halloween friendly, momento mori.

Sometimes life is a dice roll and you never know when you’ll get the final call. The crucifix is to remind us to have faith that whether it’s now or later God has our back, so to speak.

Final image:

4×4 micron pigma pen on Strathmore cold press watercolor paper.

Source images:

May you have good relieving creative moments. May you enjoy your artwork of choice. May you find ways to add to our world in helpful and/or beautiful ways. May you know God has your back.

Siva Hir Su

InkTober 3rd + 4th

Since I’m so busy I got caught in a two-fer moment. I saw the 3rd prompt of bulky and had trouble deciding what to draw. So much so that several failed attempts later, the 3rd was already drawing to a close, pun intended. I looked at the prompt for the 4th and saw radio.

Suddenly it hit me, boom-boxes from my childhood were bulky radios that people carried around the neighborhood to stir up some fun. It was a win win drawing, accomplishing both prompts and would count whether I finished it tonight or tomorrow.

As luck has it, I managed to finish this evening.

The original image is actually a screenshot of a modern duplicate of those old boom-boxes, but in my drawing I ignored the USB port and digital play buttons.

My drawing mostly done:

Finished image; micron pigma pen on Strathmore cold press watercolor paper. Approx. 3.75″ x 3.75″

I’m a hard critic on myself sometimes. The point at which I stopped to take the half done snapshot, I noticed the slight incongruences. I half wanted to start over, but stopped myself. I decided instead to comment that charcoal allows for corrections, but ink you either love your mistakes or start over. In this instance I choose to love my uniquely me mistakes. A bully radio boom-box from my childhood.

May you have good creative moments with less self criticism. May you enjoy your moments of creativity and go easy on yourself. May you mostly have fun, drawing or not.

Siva Hir Su

InkTober 2nd: Wisp

My inspiration image, took me forever to decide on. There were so many to choose from, but I wanted women’s hair with a view from the rear angle and there were far fewer that fit the bill. I was going for wispy hair, and no truly wispy hair was at the angle I wanted.

Also, since I am sticking to ink for InkTober I wanted to go more illustrative for this one. I chose to use a sharpie fine point pen, and again the smoothe side of Strathmore cold press watercolor paper. Also on my salvaged approximately 4×4 bundle.

Final product below. Sorry I forgot to do stages at all. Sometimes I get so focused I forget everything else. Plus this one went much faster than the beta fish.

May you have ample creative moments. May you have fun with ink. May you enjoy your art. May you have a wonderful blessed October.

Siva Hir Su