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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: Today at 02:26:48 PM »
fuzzy



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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: Today at 10:42:27 AM »

So it's great that we're both putting out "not best" work here, and I really appreciate your encouragement for everyone to post -- Inktober is all about becoming more comfortable with the everyday work.  One of my art professors once asked our class, "Should you try to paint ONE MASTERPIECE or rooms and rooms full of regular paintings?"  It was a trick question.  And even if you never get the masterpiece you still have rooms full of work.  and it's okay for half of it will be below average as long as you have a lot of it.

This whole Inktober exercise is, for me, getting out of my comfort zone (Spencerian, written with pointed pen and ink. If Spencerian were a planet, it would be earth--where I'm comfortable--and watercolors would be Pluto) in a friendly, non-judgemental environment--the Flourish Forum (thank you Erica). I love the idea of doing rooms and rooms full of work. By definition, half will be below average, but then, half will be above average too, and among them, maybe a masterpiece will be done. Monet didn't just go out in a field and paint a masterful painting of haystacks one day. He did some 1800 or so paintings, many haystacks, many times, many "failures" and many gems. In fact, failures may be the wrong word. There is value in even the most unsuccessful attempt. One learns what doesn't work, or at least, what doesn't get you to where you want to be. Hmm, might be a topic for a thread.
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The drawing is my eldest sprout in Rohrer & Klingner's ausziehtusche Sepia ink (from a photo taken this spring)

I give big credit to anyone who can draw a face that actually looks like someone in particular. Nicely done.


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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: October 20, 2021, 11:51:16 AM »
sprout

I have no idea what I'm doing with watercolors, as you can plainly see. I'm posting this "effort" with the view of encouraging those (if there are any) who might feel their work is not good enough to show publicly on this thread. So, if there are any shy posters, give it a shot. We're all friends here.





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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: October 20, 2021, 09:41:07 AM »
@AnasaziWrites - what is the medium on the "loop" skywriting drawing?  it has wonderful texture!
@K-2
They are essentially fancy crayons, part of a set pictured below with pencils, markers, and watercolors (in a drawer somewhere--I've never attempted much with watercolors). Even on smooth paper, they give this type of textured look. They do smear, which can be done intentionally for a softer appearance. I needed to seal this work to allow it to be scanned without smearing all over my scanner. That would be a messy cleanup.

Nice loop. Love seeing your interpretations.



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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: October 19, 2021, 03:36:03 PM »
loop



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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: October 18, 2021, 04:07:52 PM »
moon


@K-2 The titanic was a brilliant idea. How large are these drawings?



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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: October 17, 2021, 04:35:28 PM »
collide



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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: October 17, 2021, 04:34:12 PM »
@AnasaziWrites - My students tell me that your map is from Patrick Rothfuss's books, but I have not read them myself.

@K-2
Your students are quite right. It's my version of the map in the Kingkiller Cronicle, a science fantasy trilogy (at least, it's supposed to be a trilogy, but only two of the books are out, the last published about 10 years ago. Still awaiting the third. Quite good).

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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: October 16, 2021, 02:21:10 PM »
compass


Did this compass rose a while back as part of a map. Anyone recognize the map (without googling)?



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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: October 15, 2021, 05:13:33 PM »
helmet

Thanks for the kind words, @K-2. Would that I had your skill at drawing.
 I may replace the lettering with something more ambitious at a later date. Things have been very hectic around here of late.




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Hey List 2 peeps! My stamps are taking their time getting to me & im out of stamps at home so Iíll be sending out my envelopes a little late :(

Sorry for the delay!

@AnasaziWrites @passionforwriting @Erica McPhee @handmadeletters @LondonLaura @Sally Ellington @KarenW15

Best,
Nicole
Not to worry, Nicole, mine just went out today. It's been total chaos around here as we had our HVAC systems replaced. Then I ran out of glue for the cards. Then the toilet needed repair. All is well now, though. Have a great weekend everyone.

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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: October 14, 2021, 04:43:44 PM »
The drawing is a deer tick, done in Akkerman steenrood van Vermeer
That is one mean looking tick. Well done.

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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: October 14, 2021, 11:28:52 AM »
tick



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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: October 13, 2021, 11:49:49 AM »

it smeared when I tried to brush something off of it, even though I let it dry for 8 hours.

@K-2

What kind of ink doesn't dry after 8 hrs? I've had only one--McCaffery's gloss black. Ruined a bunch of envelopes I stacked that didn't dry after a long time--hours.

Loved the needle and thread idea.

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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: October 13, 2021, 11:40:19 AM »
roof



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