Slice

Today is the final day of the Inktober Challenge.  The prompt word is “slice”.  I painted this for my friend.  She almost got her pilot’s licence before she passed her Driver’s test, (her driver’s licence to drive a car took several attempts).  She LOVES flying. Any kind of flying.  She’s learnt to fly small airplanes, she’s been a passenger in helicopters and now she’s learning paragliding.  To her, flying is a slice of heaven!

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A slice of heaven

Thanks for following and supporting me on my Inktober journey. 🙂

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A prickly stretch

Good evening.  I’ve drawn an Echidna for the prompt word “prickly”.  They are very cute little animals that I occasionally see here in Tasmania, usually when they are trying to cross a road, which stresses me out.  Often they take their time, nonchalantly waddling across, seemingly oblivious that their lives are at risk.

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Prickly

I’ve drawn this stretched worm for Inktober’s prompt word “stretch”.

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Bird feeder

Not long now…and then Inktober will be finished.

Thanks for visiting.  🙂

A Muddy Chop?

“Muddy” is yesterday’s prompt word for the Inktober Challenge.

I say, ‘when in Rome, do like the Romans do.’  I think black and white doesn’t do this picture full justice.  I am keen to add some colour.

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When in Rome, do like the Romans do

To make apple pies, you first have “chop” up some apples!

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chop-chop!

Thanks for stopping by and travelling this Inktober journey with me.  We’re nearing the end…

Expensive Drain

These are the two latest prompt words for Inktober.

For “Expensive”: expensive emu rings.  I haven’t had a chance to paint the picture yet. I think paint will make it easier to see the funky rings the emu is wearing and of course she is hoping to add to her collection.  A girl can never have too many rings!

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Jewelry to go 

For “Drain”: an idea that I don’t think was executed very well.  Drawing a picture a day often doesn’t give me the time I want/need to spend on a picture.  Here is the idea.

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Drain

Now, onto attending to the next prompt word!

Hope your week is going well and thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Breakable

It’s Day 20 of Inktober and today’s prompt word is ‘breakable’.  I’ve drawn with an ink pen and  water colour a Black-necked stilt.  Water birds’ long, skinny legs look worryingly like a high-risk breaking hazard.

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Breakable

Thanks for visiting and I hope your weekend is bubbling along happily.

 

Scorched bottle

Day 18 and 19 of the Inktober Challenge are asking for drawings relating to the words “scorched” and “bottle”.

I was going to draw a butterfly on scorched, dry, cracked soil but then the patterning urge took over.

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My entry for “scorched”

I did this for “bottle”.  I used a black texta I hadn’t used for a long time and didn’t realised that the ink bled a purple colour.  It produced nicely accidental colours with the bleeding.

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Ink bottle and feather

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Clock, Weak, Angular & Swollen

I’ve been busy drawing my little fingers off trying to keep up with the #Inktober2018 Challenge. I have fallen behind with posting but soon I’ll be caught up!

Inktober Day 14’s prompt word was “clock”.  I chose to draw the iconic Cat & Fiddle clock in downtown Hobart, Tasmania, which has been playing its animated rhyme since 1962, on the hour, seven days a week. (My drawing doesn’t do it justice). I did a quick sketch of it, with ink and pencil, and as you can see from the drawing, I was privy to viewing the nursery rhyme antics.  The cow, dog, dish and spoon made its appearance.

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The next prompt word was “weak”.  Even the strong can feel weak when their heart is broken.

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The next Inktober prompt word was “angular”.  I re-submitted my ‘star’ picture for this. I have now painted it, so it looks quite different than when it was just presented as an ink drawing.  The scene features a sugar glider, Tasmanian Devil, wombat and Tasmanian Quoll helping an emu family decorate their Christmas tree with gum nuts, Sturt’s Desert peas, Grevilleas and Waratahs, and of course a shiny star.  I’ve made it into a Christmas card, which is available on Redbubble. You need to enter “pjpaintings greeting cards” to find it. It will also soon be available at Salamanca Market, stall #30.

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Tassie Christmas

Today’s prompt word is “swollen”.  I chose to draw a beaver perched on its dam.  Few other animals can change their environment as a beaver can.  A small stream can soon become a delta when a beaver moves into the area.

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Beaver Dam

I’m up to date with the Inktober Challenge and blog posting.  I hope you’re enjoying the journey as much as I am.

Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Guarded Whale

“Whale” is Day 12 prompt word of the Inktober Challenge.  I drew a Blue whale with an Artline pen and then painted it with water colour.  I then added some splattering to try to help create some looseness and movement.

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A majestic Blue whale

This Cassowary is on guard duty for Day 13’s prompt word “guarded” …

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“touch the egg and you are mince meat”

Hope everybody is enjoying their weekend, cheers from pjpaintings

Cruel

Inktober’s prompt word for today is “cruel”.  It’s cruel how our waterways and oceans have become a tangled mess of plastic and rubbish choking animal and sea life.

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Where do I go?! How can I escape from this mess?!

Thanks for stopping by. 🙂