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Inktober - Days 8 and 9

Here are days 8 and 9. The prompts are rock and broken.

Rock, on paper, turtle.....Collapse )

Inktober - Day 7 (I think)

I am now a lot behind and part of it is life which has gotten crazy but part of it was I got carried away with this last drawing and it took a while to finish it while keeping up with life. You know how it goes. The day 7 prompt was lost which led me to think of a Hansel and Gretel kind of story. I like the art nouveau work of Russian illustrator Ivan Bilibin. Much of his work was illustrations for Russian fairy tales. I've learned a lot about drawing from attempting to do work in his style. This picture was drawn in pencil but then inked over and details were added with felt tip pen and colored with colored pencils. I think I should try blending the pencil next time.

Drawing under the cut....Collapse )

Inktober - Day 6

Back to pencil for this one. The prompt was

Hidden...see what I did there? ;-)...Collapse )

Inktober - Day 5

Weeping willow for the Inktober sad prompt. This is my first pen drawing. Downside, no erasing but the upside is that it feels smooth going on the paper and made straight lines a little easier.

Inktober - Day 4

It's a bit late but here is my Inktober drawing for day 4's prompt hungry. It was too big to fit on the scanner so it's very light. I also realized that I haven't be doing the drawings in ink so maybe this is Graphitober?

Garden SongCollapse )

Inktober - Day 3

The Inktober prompt for day 3 was collect. What better to collect than books and cats? Maybe books about cats? This one was fun.

Inktober - Day 2

Yesterday's Inktober prompt was noisy. My try at a firetruck.....Collapse )


I forgot about Inktober until I saw amberdreams' post about it. I like the prompts. Last year, I found something for Drawloween so everything was monsters and pumpkins. These look like there's a chance to branch out a little further.

Prompts and art attempt....Collapse )

Gene Wilder

Seems like this year has been one long memorial for one person or other. Today it's Gene Wilder. If you had asked me how old he was, I wouldn't have thought 83. Somehow, he has always been timeless for me. I liked him a great deal and always thought of him as a gentle man. I have no idea what he was like as a private citizen. I only knew him from his acting and a hazy recollection of an interview with him several years after Gildna Radner had passed away. He is Willy Wonka to me with his singing "Pure Imagination" and his top hat. His entrance in the movie is one of my favorite things he's done.

The other bit of his that sticks in my head is the Puttin' on the Ritz song and dance from Young Frankestein.

Thank you, Mr. Wilder, for all the laughter you've given me. I wish you peace.

Happy National Dog Day

Here are Buddy and Tosha, who figure if it is Dog Day, food must be involved somehow.



Wallace and Gromit
Icarus was a test pilot

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