Inktober Day 19: Owl

An owl we saw at the Hawk Conservancy Trust awhile back. If you’re into birds at all and are ever near Andover in the UK, it’s well worth a trip. Not entirely happy with how this drawing turned out (partly down to execution on my part and partly to using a new paper that I won’t be using with ink again), but sharing anyway as I’m behind on my Inktober pieces 😉

Inktober Day 15: Athenian Owl Tetradrachm

Small drawing (5cm x 5cm) of a coin that I recently saw and loved at the British Museum. It’s an Athenian Owl Tetradrachm dated from 460-404 BC. Obviously I found the owl cute, but I also very much like that Athena’s owl is a symbol of wisdom.

Inktober Day 14: Kyoto Street Scene

Drawn from a photo I took in Kyoto in 2015. This took me longer than I’d have liked (largely due to lack of time!), so I’m behind again on my Inktober drawings. Though that’s the case, I’m very much enjoying this process; I may not be posting every day, but I am drawing every single day and do plan to have 31 drawings by the end of the month 🙂

Inktober Day 9: Candle in a Bell Jar

Posting a day behind schedule, still, but should be up to speed tomorrow. Another busy day, another super fast sketch, this time a candle in a bell jar.

Playing Catch-up (i.e. Inktober 5, 7, & 8)

I haven’t been that well the last few days and the cat integration project has been intensive (we are making progress!) so I fell behind on my Inktober drawings. Was never going to be able to do four detailed ones in one day to make up time, so instead, here are three 5 minute sketches and now I can move on to today’s… after I have a nap ☺️

Peacock Feather

Bottle from The Yamazaki Whisky Library

Pumpkin for Canadian Thanksgiving

Inktober Day 3 (on Day 5 ☺️): Tanuki in Takayama

Based on a photo I took in Takayama a couple years ago. I converted the little tanuki statue into a real tanuki (at least I hope it looks like that!) Those in the know, will spot the eight symbol on the sake bottle and the straw hat.

💡Lesson learned from this piece: Think about how much time I have before starting a piece with a deadline 😋

Inktober Day 1

I recently heard about Inktober so thought I’d give it a go. I’m new to drawing in ink so figured this is a perfect chance to get properly acquainted!

Yesterday was manic so I’m posting yesterday’s drawing a little late, but luckily Inktober is about enjoying drawing and creating consistently, not about militantly meeting arbitrary goalposts ☺️

For me, every piece of art is also a learning experience so I think I may share one of the things I learned from each piece as I go. For this one, I learned I shouldn’t rush, even when I feel I need to hurry 🙃

So, my Inktober Day 1:

A Realm of My Imagining

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