I finished all the templates for Entangled Forests yesterday, so today has been a bit of an odd day for me, which has involved pottering around.
I did have a look at what challenges are going on this month; I enjoyed doing Inktober so much I thought it could be fun to continue as I can.
I found Oh So Cute Doodles (#ohsocutedoodles on Instagram) and Come Doodle With Me (#splendiddoodlenovember by @splendidscribbles on Instagram).
I thought I may try to combine them into one drawing each day.
So, the two prompts for today were crystal ball and sugar skull.
I did want to add more highlights and shadows to this image. Maybe another time. It’ll do as it is.
Another day, another drawing!
I couldn’t draw anything cruel – not in my nature to do so, it upsets me so much. So, I chose to go with a quote about ‘cruel’ that is a positive one:
‘Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.’ – Katherine Henson
I see too much cruelty in this world and I really do not want to add to it.
So, I drew something pretty, with whimsically cute critters and monsters and design elements and patterns that make me smile.
I drew this design on Frisk Bristol board using Faber-Castell Broadline and Fineline pens, scanned it in and then just added a background gradient in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. I’ll get around to colouring it in properly later, I hope…
I really do need to spend some time today on the Entangled coloring book that I’m a little more than half-way through.
Doing these Inktober challenges is helping remind me of where I think some of my drawing skills and my style or ‘voice’ lies. I hope I can translate this into some templates for the coloring book in progress. I can’t work in the cute critters/monsters as I have in this and some other previous Inktober challenges, but I can work with the other elements I’m sure.
I’m also feeling more confident with my line drawing skills after feeling distinctly wobbly and out of practice after a week away without any drawing being done.
I’m also a little less emotionally tired today. I’m surprised yet not surprised at how much the anti-stigma talk and EMDR therapy drained me this week.
Inktober 2018 Day 9 – What’s precious to you?
That’s what I thought I’d go with once I started drawing this one.
Yes, it’s another doodleworlds type image. I’m quite enjoying them as a change from my usual style of art.
I drew this on Frisk Bristol Board with Sakura micron pens. Scanned it into Gimp so I could create a transparent background. Then, I threw it (not literally) into Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and added colour and texture there.
I actually finished drawing this this morning. I had to leave it uncoloured to go out to do an anti-stigma talk for Time to Change Wales this morning. That left me feeling emotionally drained.
After the talk I had to make my way to Neath for a spot of lunch before my counselling/EMDR therapy appointment. That drained me even more and I’m still reeling from it now. A very intense session today.
I came home shell-shocked from it and I had to sleep. Which I did. On waking I turned my attention to colouring this in.
The colours aren’t quite as vibrant and bright as others I’ve used recently. I think that reflects my state of tiredness and emotional exhaustion.
All the same, I had fun coloring, which I don’t get to do often.