Some of my friends said that I shouldn’t add paint to Day #9’s Inktober Challenge’s prompt word “Nest”. They really liked it as it was. So, I left it, but I found myself thinking of it as not finished, so I couldn’t let go of it.
I like to finish art work. Having almost finished or half done art work around me seems to act as a block to starting new paintings. It niggles away at the back of my mind. So, apologies to those who thought I should not add paint because I added paint. What do you think? Should I or should I have not???
Day 24 of the Inktober Challenge. Prompt word 24 is “fairy”.
A wish from the Emu Fairy. You may have not known that emu fairies existed but here is proof that they do. 🙂
The “May All Your Dreams Come True” painting was first drawn with an Artline pen and then watercolour paint was added. I painted it on 310gsm watercolour paper, approximately 21 x 26 cm, and it has my full name and signature on the back.
The Australian white ibis, due to its increasing presence in urban settings and its past-time of rummaging in rubbish bins with its long, curved beak, has acquired the “bin chicken” or “tip turkey” nicknames. It is becoming an icon of Australia’s popular culture despite that some of the population view them as a pest and aren’t too enamoured with their new-found hobby.
The Australian white ibis is a native Australian bird.
The month of October has past and so has #Inktober2020. Most of my Inktober drawings tell a story. I have started the process of painting them. Here’s a few that have been painted.
Awwww, there’s nothing like reading a good book in the fresh air and warm sunshine… that is until the neighbourhood wombat decides to start building its home next to you and flicks up dirt onto your book!!!
Run! A storm is coming.
Who would have thought that people (and emus) would be buying brand new jeans that are ripped!
Thank you for visiting and journeying with me on my unfurling art journey.
The #inktober is marching on and it’s getting a little difficult to keep up with it… but I’m persevering. I think I will temporarily fall behind a little because my drawing for tomorrow’s word is quite complicated. But for yesterday’s and today’s prompt word, simplicity prevails and I’m relying on the application of watercolour paints to bring life and depth to the drawings. So, without further delay, Day 11 of the #Inktober2020 Challenge is “disgusting”.
I think that everybody would agree that stepping into fresh dog poo is rather disgusting. But what is more disgusting is missing the key to true, world-wide peace and human rights. Unfortunately treating every human life with value and respect, remains a theory with everything from genocide to bullying, and in between, still occurring. It is heart breaking and disgusting. Our challenge every day, actions upholding, or not upholding, the values espoused by the Human Rights Declaration? https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
The prompt word for Day 12 is “slippery”.
It is a slippery and tricky exercise riding a whale!
I was surprised that today is October 1st already!! and that means the Inktober Challenge is off and running! The Inktober Challenge provides a prompt for each day of the month of October. It challenges people to produce a drawing a day. I’m going to take up this challenge and I hope you enjoy the strange and wonderful items that will be drawn.
The first word on the list is: FISH
The Spotted handfish is a rare, bottom-dwelling Australian fish and is classified as Critically Endangered. It is endemic to Tasmania, Australia, and is found in parts of the Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry, Ralphs and North West Bays.
It is a small, slow moving fish which looks like it is walking on its pectoral and pelvic fins rather than swimming. They live in shallow waters and eat small molluscs, crustaceans and marine worms.
The Spotted handfish is one of the most endangered species of fish in the world. I’ve attached a couple links below if you’d like to read about the conservation efforts, support the handfish and/or learn more about them.
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.
Which do you prefer, before or after paint is added?