INKtober day fifteen–flower people

little known trivia about the artist here: one of my favorite things to draw is toenails.

early one today. see, i want to be out doing garden work, but i needed to make yogurt. it’s a couple hour process that keeps me in the kitchen. i actually have my work desk in the kitchen (i’m a kitchen witch) so it worked out to do the picture earlier so i don’t have to worry about it later when i am exhausted from garden work. so i didn’t do splatter & ink blot self-testing, i drew a flower i could see out my window (i love cone flowers!) and drew my mood.

i’m feeling very discouraged about my art.

but i used extra ink to prep pages for later inkings. speaking of ink. i used more color variety in this one than usual. i like it okay. i like that i have (as fidgit used to say) a big imagination, but i sometimes wish…well, often wish, i had more appeal. i mean, i like my stuff (usually) and i have some beautiful & devoted fans…. but i will look at the pages of others & see a ba-jillion “likes” whereas i am doing great to get four.

so i wonder at my lack of appeal.
where are my people?
how do i find them?

so my flower is sad & the sky is stormy…but i did put blue in the back…hope.
tomorrow is another day.
another inking.
van gogh died having only sold one painting.

maybe i can sell two.

(i totally forgot to squiggle in my clouds….)

INKtober day four–catch!

colored ink today
another place i like to look for the pictures,
in ink splatters.

i love messy. messy everything. messy art. messy gardening. even messy kids. making a mess in fun. finding art in it, is most excellent.

i started one picture that turned into a princess having her hair done by a t-rex. yes, sounds cool–but looked “meh!”
while i was doing it, fidgit, my number one minion, asked me to draw him a picture.
i asked him what he wanted a picture of.
he said, “a whale.”
i LOVE humpback whales. i’m not great at realism, but i can do a half-decent humpback whale (thanks to fidgit teaching me how. he is also to credit for my squid pictures.)

so i soaked a piece of paper. then i splattered it with black ink. then some more black ink. more. then i let it dry for most of the day. then i drew in the whales. then i painted the world with ink. then i painted the water. then i painted the whales. then i used my pen some more.

to recap: ink, with more ink, followed by ink & ink & ink.