So, I realised I drew the wrong prompt, because I copied the prompt in advance at the beginning of the month, in my sketch book and wrote dice instead of slice.
So, I drew it again, as “slice”
Never a dull day…
So it’s the last day of the drawing challenge, and the last prompt of Inktober is “Dice”. I wanted to do the challenge, because I have this poster for a theatrical production about WW1 I have to design and draw, and I thought it might help me master the inking process. and indeed, it helped a great deal,, the team liked the idea I came up with and the composition I created!
My lovely sister told me thw drawing I did represent both the chances in life, the meanders, the fate, and the addiction one can develop for money games and casinos. She’s spot on. In fine, the perspective of quick gain alienates the gamer/player and controls him… chaining him/her even to its lures.
I have missed “Precious” and “Star”, because I was so sick with the flu. I’ll try to draw them today (no promises here though).
It’s been quite interesting to participate in the challenge, it has helped me to get out of my self limitations regarding my ability to draw various things, and to explore various ways of inking or drawing, which I did not do before (the sky in “Chop”, the minimalist lines in “Flowing”, the mass of clouds in “Tranquil”, copying the pose and hands of Mona Lisa for “Drooling”, the difficulty of drawing and rendering transparent hands in “Double” a first!!!) and well, tackle challenging prompts that were uninspiring at first, but for which I found a way to go around.
I love all the drawings I created, and my favorites are “Poisonous”, “Roasted”, “Guarded”, “Whale”, “Weak”, “Bottle”, and “Chop”.
I found a pattern in some of the ideas I can come up with and toying with them to turn them in a drawing, in the way that I like to twist things a bit, and convey a healthy dose of irony or absurdity sometimes, or non-sensical situations… I guess it may become my trademark 😉
So dear readers and loyal followers, I want to thank you for your kind support and your encouragements and your enthusiasm, your lovely comments and the visits.
I am glad I met fellow challengers whose work is also super creative and highly artistic, keep up the good job!
As for me, this challenge has been a good proof that I can draw and be happy with my skills, although I want to pursue that and continue to polish them and practice. It has been also a good way to inject more life into this blog and has put back on the saddle.
So, I decided to continue the daily ( if I can, life happens also outside the blogosphere) sketch, I will take the promps of the past years and continue to draw.
I wanted to perfect my skills, as I felt they were a bit rusty, because I had to design a poster for a theatrical production about WW1 I participate to with a theater company, and for which I am to organise an exhibition in connection with the theme of the play.
I will also take art into designing some decors that will be projected onto the background curtains ( skies, trenches, etc…).
I am more comfortable with my ability to draw intersting things in a very narrative way, now.
Thanks again, friends and readers, you really contributed a great deal to my finsihing this challenge in high spirits! A big shout out for all those who participated in the challenge too, the clue’s in the name, it’s a challenge rally, because some day you have very little time, some days, you don’t “feel” the prompt, some days you are just not in the mood, some days, the day is crazy… but in the end, the satisfaction of creating a new piece of art is so fulfilling, and overcoming our fear to not draw something good or that make sense is a big piece in the process too . I admire also people who can produce somethign creative everyday, be it poetry, text, art, music.
To thee, I say : bravo, my friend.
And to my fellow challengers, I say gleefully : . YES!!!! WE DID IT!
See you tomorrow 😉
So, my drawing for today’s Inktober prompt turned out to look a bit like the 11th Doctor ( Matt Smith, aka Doctor Fez).
Now, I’m a fan of the Doctor, so I’m quite happy with the result. It was also quickly done, so the hands could have been more detailed or more finely drawn. Ah, next time…
Well, for Inktober’s prompt is GIFT, so yes, I did end up drawing a gift, although I wanted to be more dark and draw a bomb being dropped, with a big ribbon, and a tag saying “welcome to democracy” .
But I refrained from doing it, because it would be so utterly cynical, and it could be so dark and depressing. And we need joy rather than gloom…
So, hands offering a gift , and the bow opeing its wings like butterflies do..
Sooooo, been quite busy, no time to draw earlier.
Inktober today wants us to … chop…
So here it is. A bit on the gorific side, but hey, Inktober is to explore and pratice, and sharpen skills…
Update ; The executionner’s face really screams : No mercy! and what an irony that is, given all the hearts he carries on his clothes , symbol of kindness and love…
Quick ink drawing, today’s Inktober prompt, “expensive” , was not so inspiring, I thought. I do not own a single pair of the famous “red sole shoes” and probably never will, and that’s fine. I’d rather splurge money on books, travel or restaurant with very good red burgundy wines with friends and family 😉
Day 19 ‘s prompt was a bit tricky too. And I drew it very late, was very busy. And I forgot to post it yesterday! So here we are.
Enjoy. The model for the Dragon is one of the many famous ancient paintings from the Japanese and Chinese traditions.