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Here are a few more inktober drawings. I did break my 30 minute rule with the mole drawing, but I did it while listening to a childrens’ picture book workshop, so inktober wasn’t eating into my day too much.
Inktober is a fun, world wide art challenge where artists do a different ink drawing every single day of October. That’s 31 drawings in 31 days! There is an official prompt list, if you need a little inspiration on what to draw. There’s also an official Twitter account that posts some of the best #inktober drawings.
It’s a good way for me to keep drawing, especially in the middle of a busy coaching season! (It’s my 23rd season coaching volleyball at a little classical Christian school in my hometown).
I’ll spend as little as two minutes on a drawing and always less than an hour. Some were drawn with ball point pen on a bumpy bus ride! And at least one was a desperate scribble before falling into bed after a long day. But it keeps the artist juices flowing!
Here are a few samples of my #inktober offerings, but you can see all of them on my Twitter and Instagram feeds or my Facebook page.
I’m so excited about this gorgeous website for Little Mouse Finds A Friend, designed by SunDog Media, LLC. There are lots of fun facts about the characters in the book and coloring sheets for readers and a beautiful user-friendly interface. Come on over and visit the Little Mouse Family at https://www.littlemousefamily.com/!
When I paint with watercolor, I lay in the shadow first and bring the color over the top. Then, for this style, I finish up with thin black strokes for the outline.
Ahoy! I painted this for an Inland Northwest Society of Childrens’ Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference. The theme was “Plot Your Course.” The guest speakers and presenters were fantastic! I was able to meet many new friends and connect with old ones. Now that the conference is over, I’m making these prints available for purchase at my Etsy shop. Feel free to meander over and purchase one for your favorite little sailor!
It’s been hot in my home town lately. Really hot. But it’s September and cooler weather is just around the corner. I’m looking forward to it.
I just completed a painting from the upcoming book Solar the Polar, by Kim Constantinesco (Editor-In-Chief at Purpose 2 Play) and published by Maclaren-Cochrane Publishing, December, 2017. I really like how it turned out. Here’s the top portion, so I don’t give out any spoilers.
It reminds me that cooler weather is on it’s way. And that makes me happy.
Little Mouse Finds A Friend is at the printer, and they recently sent us something called ozalids to look at. If you’ve never heard of them, ozalids are paper examples of the way things will look once they get printed into a book.
The color on these were, well, gross. BUT, they also sent color proofs, and I’m happy to say that they were gorgeous! So I’m pretty excited to see the finished product in October. I hope you get to see it too! Stay tuned…