INKtober–it’s over when i say it’s over

i’m that person who refuses to leave when the party is over and just stands there awkwardly as they clean up around me.
i’m that person who refuses to believe that their favorite band has broken up and i still talk about their next album coming out soon, as i call them all by just their first names.
i am that person who leaves christmas decorations up until easter.
i’m that person who keeps posting inktober drawings even though it is novemeber.
(i did this one yesterday.)

INKtober day twenty-five–sea, here i am

this one is my favorite.
iggy & i both spotted the baby. i saw a mer-baby. he said he didn’t picture it with so much hair.
the picture grew from there.
have i told you how much fun i am having?
i worked on this one a lot. looking for the images. researching sea life that matched what i saw. i spotted the manatee’s eye and thought, “what is a cow doing under water?” then remembered, hey–yeah, “sea cow.” i wasn’t sure i could pull off actually drawing a manatee. there isn’t a lot do i put this nicely..well, there is an absence of lines in a manatee. an excess of bulk & space. as a minimalist artist, i need to have enough detail to pull of what i am drawing. but i think i did it! i am very proud of the manatee.
i thought of quitting before putting in the sea turtle…then as i was drawing it, i was like, “crap! i should have quit while i was ahead. but, like with the shark, with enough ink & enough line & shading…i think it turned out okay despite my fuck-ups.
man, this one was fun to do.
i like it when what i see in my head
and in the ink
i am able to make come alive
in its way
on the paper.