It’s October and I’m really feeling the autumn vibe. I promise it won’t be all fall images – for tomorrow and thursday I have something totally different planned 😉 But for now a pretty pumpkin and a pattern concept to support it. I have always had a soft spot for fall colors, but for the pattern I want to use striking bright colors and black. What do you think?
I am really liking how this pattern turned out. I can’t wait to play around with it in color once I have the time.
Thank you for following my inktober drawing/ pattern project this year!
It’s that time a year again and I am so excited for Inktober this year. Last year I did small ink and quill illustrations and colored them with watercolors. I loved them and sold quite a few framed originals. This year however, I am doing something different! Change is good, change promotes learning. I will be doing ink pen sketches, making them into patterns and coloring them digitally. It is a bit ambitious I admit, so I only vow to color one part of the pattern during this month and creating the pattern in black and white for concept purposes. I will then take the best ones and color them in at a later time. Plan made, check. Executing it right now 😀
Last week I went on a forest walk with my mum and did a bit of inspired forest sketching. This is a little cute mushroom from my trip and below are more of my discoveries.
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Thank you for reading this far 🙂 See you tomorrow for Inktober 2!
The leaves haven’t quite turned where I live, but I am starting to see many beautiful autumn pictures online from friends across the globe. Especially Westchester county brings back many good memories of spectacular fall weather and activities. I am super excited that fall is here. It is such a beautiful season.
Something that seams to always go with the theme of October and the upcoming holiday Halloween is the scarecrow. I wanted to use that for an inktober drawing, but I am not a huge fan of scary things though. Hence I decided to make a not so scary scarecrow instead. This bird is definitely not scared of him, and I would probably be more scared of the bird in comparison (: A cute scarecrow and his companion for inktober 10th.
I have been holding off with the pumpkins because I wanted to save them for later in October, but now I couldn’t control myself any longer. I love pumpkins! I love pumpkin carving, pumpkin fields, even the giant boxes of pumpkins in the supermarkets… Pumpkins are simply what sums up the beauty of autumn for me. The natural vibrant colors that reminds us of the season we are changing into. So of Inktober 9, I made a little pumpkin house, because what would be cooler than living in one :p
For my seventh inktober drawing I wanted to challenge myself and draw another child. I have somehow managed to avoid drawing people for a few years while working as a freelance illustrator and wanted to use inktober this year to challenge myself in several areas. I normally don’t draw people or use color much, so my goal is to have at least one forth of my inktober drawings include human characters and all be done in color! I feel like I am making good progress thus far 🙂
A recently acquired a fascination with mushrooms. I find them so beautiful in their own unique way. They are so colorful and decorate the forest immensely in the autumn months. They look powerful but they are eminently soft and fragile at the same time and can be destroyed by almost anything. Here is a small illustration of a couple of different mushrooms for my 6th inktober drawing. Only the smallest animals can climb them without ruining them. Here’s a small snail on a big adventure.
Inktober 6. 2016 – A small snail on a big adventure
My fifth inktober drawing combines two of my favorite things after art: nature and reading. This little girl has found the perfect reading corner for a mild autumn day and joined her has a curious redheaded bird. They both enjoy a good book.