Inktober – Day 31 – CRAWL

THE LAST DAY OF INKTOBER!!!!!

Well, I managed to submit a drawing for every one of the 31 days of Inktober 2020. I exceeded my own expectations. I’m looking forward to a day off. Though I think I will miss the process of drawing every day.

Before I witter on about what I may do next I shoud really show you what I have done for my final drawing. The final prompt word is CRAWL. Baby crawling? Too obvious. Front crawl (swimming)? Nah! Mrs P suggested caving. I liked it but decided that I would twist that to crawling out of a tunnel to escape captivity. Perhaps during WW2, or perhaps escaping this darned lockdown that the UK is about to descend into. Yet again!

Here’s the drawing. I had fun thinking about the shading from the two candles. Let me know if you think I got it right.

Crawl – The Great Escape

I’ve learned a lot during this month of Inktober. It’s been great. Thanks to my friend Stevyn Colgan for introducing me to it. He has a blog (he has a Wikipedia page! He’s a bit famous) that you may wish to look at. https://colganart.blogspot.com/ Also, of course, thanks to the guy who originally came up with the idea Jake Parker. Finally, a big thanks to Mrs P for encouraging me and providing me with the time, space and encouragement to do it.

What have I learned? Here’s a list:

  • I’ve remembered, rather than learned, how to draw
  • I’ve learned loads of techniques from looking at the other submissions on Instagram
  • I’ve found my way round the Leonardo software that I draw with
  • I understand shading better
  • I’ve learned how much fun it is to do art every day
  • I’ve remembered that if you want to get good at something, you need to practice, practice, practice.

What will I do next? Don’t know. I hope to draw every day, but I think I will takke more time over a drawing and post maybe once a week. Who knows. Watch this space.

Here’s the final link to the Instagram page for #inktober2020crawl. I haven’t looked yet but I bet there are a lot of cats. Do cats crawl? Also included is the link to my Instagram page where you can see all my submissions so far.

Inktober – Day 26 – HIDE

Today’s Inktober 2020 prompt word is HIDE. A myriad of ideas came pouring into my head for this one. Hiding to play a trick (too mean); hiding from the bogeyman (too scary); hiding from the bullets and bombs (too depressing). However, none stuck in my mind and revived as many happy memories as that good old childhood game of Hide and Seek.

So, here is a group of children, maybe at a party, playing hide and seek. I love the fact that the children seem to think, not unlike ostriches, that, if they can’t see you, then you can’t see them. My drawing is an attempt to demonstrate all the very worst places to hide. I also like the idea that, despite the pretty poor hiding places the players choose, the ‘seeker’ still feels the need to peek while she is counting to 100. Hands up if you EVER counted to 100. For me it was always something like this; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5… 26, 27, 32, 33, 30 (again!?), 40, 46, 50… 76, 77, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100…

Hope you like the drawing and that it inspires you to maybe play a game yourself. No peeking allowed now.

Coming! Ready or not.

As usual, I’ve included a Link to the instagram #Inktober2020hide page with thousands more submissions by people around the world who are also taking part in Inktober. Not so many today so far (2,800). Perhas the artists are getting tired. Only 5 more days of Inktober to go.

Also included is a link to my Instagram page where you can see all my submissions so far.

Inktober – Day 25 – Buddy

BUDDY. That’s today’s Inktober 2020 prompt word. I kinda think that ‘Buddy’ is something of an American word. We tend to say ‘friend,’ or ‘mate’ in the UK. Or, perhaps I’m just a bit old for the word ‘buddy.’ Anyway, I’ve gone with the word friend. Old friends. How old do you have to be to be ‘old friends?’ I’m not sure you have to be so old. Just to have been friends for a long time. And ‘a long time’ is clearly relative, as can be seen by my offering today.

Buddys

As you can see, I’ve gone for a bit of colour with my drawing today. Our old friends certainly add a bit of colour. How long have you known your oldest friend? I’ve managed 52 years. One, who I have lost touch with, 56 years!

As usual, I’ve included a Link to the instagram #Inktober2020buddy page with thousands more submissions by people around the world who are also taking part in Inktober. Actually, there may not be thousands. I haven’t had time to look yet today. Busy, busy, busy.

Also included is a link to my Instagram page where you can see all my submissions so far.