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.

A majestic Blue whale

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

“touch the egg and you are mince meat”

Hope everybody is enjoying their weekend, cheers from pjpaintings



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.

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

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Day 9 of the Inktober Challenge.  Almost a third of the way through.  I’m not sure how I’m going to make it to the end of the month but one day at a time.  I’ve drawn a Tassie devil using a reed and dipping it into ink and then added water colour.  I like how the watercolour separated and went purpley on the face.  An unplanned and unorchestrated  happy outcome.

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Every animal is precious

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Today’s Inktober prompt word is “star”.  The emus, with help from friends, are using natural decorations to adorn their Christmas tree.

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The flowers and gum nuts used to decorate the tree

I plan on adding paint to this drawing and hopefully in time for Christmas!

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Day 6 of the Inktober Challenge and the prompt word is ‘Drooling’.  This is a bit of a stretch but I reckon that there might be a few emus drooling when this bird walks by.


I love my striped tights and this quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship:

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”

Thanks for journeying with me.  🙂

Emu Spell

Today’s Inktober prompt is “spell”.  I’m not sure why some Tasmanian pygmy possums, also known as little pygmy possums, are trying to teach an emu how to spell emu?? Maybe they think that everybody should know how to spell their name? I hope that their teaching session is successful, despite the emu’s rather discombobulated look.

Firstly, I drew the picture with an Artline pen
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Then I painted it with water colour paints.

The Tasmanian pigmy possum is the world’s smallest possum.  An adult possum weighs a meager 7 grams and its body length is only 5-6.5 cm.

I wonder what tomorrow’s prompt word will evoke? It is certainly giving the imagination muscles a good workout!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you’re enjoying the Inktober journey. 🙂


Today’s Inktober’s prompt word is “roasted”.  My original thoughts were to draw some cacti, where the weather is roasting hot, but I enjoyed drawing the wombat so much yesterday that I thought I would incorporate it into my roasting ink drawing.  It’s a bit of a stretch, but on a roasting hot day why wouldn’t you spend it in a hammock under the cool shade of a gum tree??!

A wombat trying to keep cool in the roasting hot summer.  Drawn first with an Artline pen and then watercolour paints.

No amount of pedicures is going to help this wombat’s gnarly hind paws!

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