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Friday, 8 October 2021

Inktober 2021 Week 1

Hello all.  Yes, I know, I've been shamefully neglecting Words and Pictures - I'm sorry!  Life is busy, and I'm afraid writing blogposts has been the thing which has dropped off the bottom of the to-do list.  But I'm tackling Inktober again this year, so I'm going to use that as a way to make my way back towards the blog.

Just like last year, I'm not following the official prompts.  I'm just using it as a way to get back in the swing of some daily drawing and painting practice... another thing which dropped off the radar - I've barely touched the watercolours since last October.

So I've been feeling a little rusty, but I'm back on the learning curve and enjoying the process.  So here are days one to seven.  I hope you like them...








And here are a few work-in-progress sequences, just so you can see a bit of the process...  Sometimes you get to see the middle stage, sometimes we're just going straight from the sketch to the end, because I wasn't stopping to take pictures half way!  (Remember you can always click to see the images in a larger size.)

 


      
 
       
 
I've been using a Sakrua Pigma Micron 05 pen in brown (except for day one when I used the wrong pen - all black and strong and way too much for me!!) and Daniel Smith watercolour paints in a Moleskine watercolour journal, which is cold pressed paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I should be seeing you again soon (or at least not with as long a wait as we've just had here in complete silence!).  Hope you're all doing well and crafting creatively.  Have a great weekend, all.

Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

12 comments:

My name is Erika. said...

Glad to see you had time to share these Alison. Happy October and wonderful drawings.

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

these are so lovely and uplifting. Thank you from the heart for sharing!

Cestina said...

I love the poppy seedheads.. and the blackberries. Well all of them actually. Good to see it back xx

Marci said...

These are beautiful!

Baroque duJour said...

Absolutely lovely, so captures the season, and wonderful execution. I think you are very talented. Thank you for sharing your time, I'm inspired.

Helen said...

Great to see you - and to see you creating again. I love your drawings, they are fabulous. My favourites are the seedheads, but then, I am sure you would have guessed that! Have a lovely weekend.

Nan G said...

Beautiful drawings Alison! A nice start to Ink-tober. Hugs Nan

experiments in paper said...

Lovely! Your skill has definitely advanced, and as always, you've a wonderful eye for color! Hope all is well as we cosy in for the season.... xxx Lynn

Christine Alexander said...

so in awe of your line drawings and watercolouring ♥

Mac Mable said...

Like them....I love them. What an artist you are Alison x.

sally said...

All are lovely but the poppy seed pods and brambles are possibly my favourites! Welcome back to your blog and watercolours lol….


Sally xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

You are not rusty at all. Such fabulous talent. These Autumn watercolors are wonderful!