Before & After shot

The Inktober Challenge for 2019, involving drawing a picture with some form of ink each day of the month of October from a prompt list provided, produced a variety of artwork. Here are some before and after shots of some of the drawings I did for the challenge.

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Fragile
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Fragile
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For the prompt word was ‘husky’ I drew a “Husky Wombat”
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Husky Wombat 
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For the prompt word ‘overgrown’ I drew an emu who has outgrown his bed!
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Out grown
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For the prompt word ‘dark’ I drew a touching moment between an emu and a twinkling star
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Dark

Which do you prefer, before or after paint is added?

Thanks for stopping by.

PJ Paintings/Patricia Hopwood-Wade

 

 

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Purging Fears

Hobart, in Tasmania, must be fast becoming the bravest city in the world, as more and more of our fears and worries are getting burned into oblivion, with another Ogoh-Ogoh being burnt to a crisp on the last day of the Dark Mofo Festival.   During the week, Hobartians were invited to write their fears and worries down and deposit them into Ogoh-Ogoh.

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Ogoh-Ogoh procession

The annual Balinese festival has been adopted by Tasmania, with a bit of adaption. The Balinese festival aims to restore alignment between the seen world of humans and animals and the unseen world of the spirits.  Large and often ugly Ogoh-Ogoh figures are jostled and turned in circles to confuse them and then burnt, sending the spirits off with the smoke. Then the whole island of Bali observes a day of silence.

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Ogoh-Ogoh’s nest and tree

Hobart’s Ogoh-Ogoh this year is the swift parrot.

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Hobart’s fear container being moved into position
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Nestling in – poor thing doesn’t know what is about to happen
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The base of the tree is lit and the loudest procession of fire crackers and fireworks go off
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the burning

… and then everything burns and we exit fearless and brave, with our ears ringing and dodging large bits of falling burning embers.