( i accidentally typed “KINKtober”–a totally different autumn experience)
here we are! day sixteen. i am using an ink splatter made from yesterday’s leftover ink. i am nothing if not thrifty with my art supplies. speaking of which. i will soon need a new 8″X 11″ sketch journal…if there are any benefactors in the house. my old one is worn & will be overflowing by the end of this inky month.
i like today’s picture. i did it as a friend visited here at bullfrog song. so i was half distracted and only part of my brain was drawing. just think what a lobotomy would do for my art! i like it. i did not do my final inking of thickening lines & making it a bit more messy. it did not feel like it needed that. so just three layers of ink on this one!
and speaking of which. i am not going to ramble here as i do have a guest to spend time with.
i ran errands all day with the whole family. then i came home. made a late lunch and then retired to the garden to dig. i am digging a winter garden/cold-frame. i also need to get my garlic into the ground. fortunately it is beautiful weather here still.
needless to say, i totally forgot to prepare paper this morning and didn’t even think about what i would draw until the sun had set. so i used the backside of the page i did yesterday’s seahorse picture on. it is poor paper for the purpose of ink & brush. ink shows through to the other side. poor paper, but a second opportunity to use the same ink stains…differently.
the backside. a two-headed person. which is the front side? it’s my relationships with men. i can’t get rid of them. the man face even looks a lot like my first ex-husband, who, coincidentally, proposed to me today via email. “we should get married…again,” he writes to me. meanwhile, i can’t get my second ex-husband to find his wings and fly away.
which brings us to another backside in this inking. why am i drawing so many apes/chimps lately? wow. i have never drawn so many non-human primates in my life. but they are flying out of my pen lately. showing up in every ink spill.
also! while i was waiting for the paper to dry so i could ink some more on it, i drew a picture for my friend who is doing inktober with me. she is sick today, so i thought i would be nice and draw her a picture for the day in case she is too sick to draw. she does portraits, so i thought, i will do a portrait. a self-portrait.
what the fuck is that?
studio 365 makes it look so easy…but, alas, i am not good at portraits. i named this one “portrait of the artist as dorian gray.”
now i am very afraid to open my journal.
i was going to post this on her facebook page…but i don’t think that will help her feel better.
have i mentioned how much i love ink?
i started a doodle. it just went weird. skeletons & unicorns…but not in the cool way. then i did this one.
is not my best. i was out of sync. i had this purple spilled ink from a few days ago when misha was painting. i mopped it up with this piece of paper. i did not get a strong impression from the blots…but i did see sea horses.
and i have been wanting to do some airships.
it’s okay. but i think my mojo is off. i have found that i work better towards the end of the day. i think tomorrow i will prepare a piece of paper in the morning. some water & ink play. let it dry. and find my inspiration at dusk.
maybe i need to listen to some tina turner.
get back in the groove.
tomorrow, my lovelies, is another day of ink.
after all, we have the rest of october!
my art is one big ink blot test. how am i doing?
yesterday, i had extra ink on a sponge i used to do background so i blotted it all over a blank page. today i looked for and found this in the ink stain. the garden of eden? the angel jophiel?
(i just looked that up. i didn’t pay that much attention in cathecism)
i drew her first, the lady with the saber. i thought she was protecting the little purple blobs, but everyone is headed in the same direction. away from the tree. then i realized she is driving them out of paradise. or, the little catholic inside of me decided that. she doesn’t look happy about it. just resigned
loves squiggly trees & clouds
looks for pictures in things
like LOTS of ink
heavily influenced by catholicism.
(am i talking about myself in the third person?)
i am having a blast with inktober. i love starting & finishing a picture in one day. i love seeing what will come out of my warped little head.
(i actually have a fairly large head–it’s like an extra pocketbook.)