If you have been following this blog, you may be aware that I am participating in this year’s Inktober. It’s nothing big as it sounds. It’s just really an art challenge to get you motivated to draw or create something everyday for the whole month of October.
We’re now in
week 2, well, week 3 actually, but this post is for week 2. Here are the so-called “artworks” I’ve done for week 1 Inktober 2018: Week 1. It won’t really pass as art when you compare it to what other great artists have drawn for this challenge.
Oh, the other artists are so inspiring. You can search Inktober2018 in Youtube or Instagram and you’ll find great drawings and others, not really drawing, but different forms of art but still following the prompts for #Inktober2018.
I’ve noticed though that most people were drawing dark-themed art. I mean creepy drawings like skulls, witches, men and women in deep emotional states. It’s funny, I was asking myself how weird they think I may be because most of my drawings were just really with light moods, sometimes even funny (at least for me).
So, I tried to search for people who also draw light-themed ones. I found great ones, I’m going to share them before I share mine for two reasons. =)
1. I combined this week’s prompts into one drawing, so I actually have few photos to show later and I thought I can squeeze in some featured artists.
2. So you’ll see what I mean when I said my art won’t really pass compared to what others do. 😂 Some of my works look like a kid’s work when placed side by side with theirs. 😂
Featured INKTOBER2018 artists:
Click the name of the artist to go to their Youtube channel
She uses watercolor and draws buildings most of the time. They look so neat!
I love how she draws her landscapes. The whole time-lapse is so mesmerizing to look at.
I love how she combined the colors in her art. She uses watercolor/gouche as well and they ended up looking really great by just damping brushes on paper.
Let me breathe. Have you seen anyone use typewriters lately? Well, when you watch her videos, it will make you want one. I did not see that coming when I started watching her paint and add other tiny things on her work. I thought people were just using the computer to print out those typewritten words, but then she typed—in her typewriter! It brought back memories of our old orange typewriter. It makes me want to have one. 😁 The way she used it was just so nostalgic. Well, maybe not the way she used it, just the fact that she actually used it.
and so I searched for vintage typewriters…
I’m now thinking how I can justify buying this thing. To save electricity? haha Oh, well. I’ll have to think a hundred times first before actually having one. (Being a minimalist, eh? 🤭)
My Inktober2018 Week 2
Day 8: Star
I used Procreate app for ipadpro. I’m happy with this one. This by far, is one of my favorite entries. 😘 I really wanted to draw a sunset.
This reminds me of how God, like the sun, can be the light that gives life and shield from winter cold at the same time.
It reminds me that our parents who give love are the same parents who give discipline .
There is balance in love. Too much or too less can put us in danger.
Day 9: Precious
I initially made this, but I was not satisfied with the drawing. =) I love the message, though.
This drawing reminds me of taking care of the things that may be important to us.
For teenagers for example, their purity. It should not be given to people who don’t know its value or else they will trample it and eventually hurt the person.
For some it may mean their dreams. I’ve heard of a speech before about not telling your dreams to people whom you know are not interested in it. The reason for this is because these people will only discourage you from reaching it and will tell you all the reasons why you shouldn’t reach for it.
On the other hand, those people who are interested in the same dream, and who support you will encourage you and find ways to help you. They will tell you the reasons why you shouldn’t give up on your dream.
Because I was not satisfied with my drawing, I made another entry. Just a lettering with a drop of blood signifying how precious Jesus’ blood and sacrifice is for me.
Day 10: Flowing
I drew some wavy lines and made them look like a river by shading the areas between the lines. I wrote the word “flowing” continuously and just added the word “grace” and outlined it.
This reminds me of the overflowing grace of God to us like a river that keeps on flowing. We have been freed from being slaves to sin and we ought to use that freedom as an opportunity to serve and love one another.
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”Galatians 5:13
Day 11-15: Cruel, whale, guarded, clock, and weak
I was busy that because my kids got sick so I didn’t have time to draw or shoot. I also had in mind that time to combine some prompts in one art.
I drew a girl looking at a frame or gallery of what’s actually happening in the world right now; cruelty, lack of concern for the environment, people guarded by powerful individuals, time wasted or time ticking?, and weak signals and the earth being polluted.
I think we should start being concerned of everything around us as well. Not just the people, but the environment or the place we live in.
That’s it! That was a long one.
You can check out the video of how I drew everything on my Youtube Channel .
Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.
ANYONE CAN DO INKTOBER,
JUST PICK UP A PEN AND START DRAWING.
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