Prismacolor pen on Canson multi-media paper with Wink of Stella, 5" x 6.5"
The Wink of Stella brush tipped pen covered the zentangle with glitter that doesn't show in this scan. It has a nylon brush and the water-based pigment is archival quality. Fun. I bought the pen at C.C. Lowell in Worcester.
The background paper is a page from a National Geographic magazine that was altered with Citrasolv. The Citrasolv cleaner dissolves the ink on the page and allows me to manipulate the color. While the ink was still wet, I removed some using a stencil from Clear Scraps.
Our rug hooking teacher asked us to hook a 2.5" x 2.5" square sample of a different plaid each week. This exercise helped us to see what each plaid would look like when hooked. My choice was to hook each plaid in a square starting at the outside and moving to the middle. The plaid square would not look the same if I'd hooked in lines or hooked randomly (this might be a good idea for a couple samples - just for me to see the potential). We also worked in a little practice in hooking stars and flowers. I didn't want the mat to just sit in a draw, so I made a pillow. The strips on the outside were hooked using the proddy tool (July 18th entry). The tool proved easy to use and made pulling the inch wide strips through the linen very easy on my hands.
Here's my first ink drawing for the 2015 Challenge. Let's hope I can keep it up. This will be a good exercise for me as I've been struggling with regular practice. I have fallen out of the habit of drawing each day and I can feel the difference in my work. It's said that committing publicly to developing a new habit gives you motivation. Here we go.....
Illustrator Jake Parker created the Inktober Challenge in 2009 as a means to improve skills and to develop good drawing habits. The Challenge - do one ink drawing every day for the month of October. Some artists may do every other day, some weekly. Inktober has grown to include artists all over the world.
There are some rules:
1. Do an ink drawing every day. You can make a pencil sketch first.
This is a journal of drawn, painted, and fiber works. I love color, light, and pattern. I am learning all the time. I enjoy exploring different mediums, but most of my work is in pastel, colored pencil, and fiber. The paintings and drawings are part of my collection unless otherwise noted, and may not be reproduced without permission of the artist.