Inktober Days 4-6

Day 4 – Radio
Day 5 – Blade
Day 6 – Rodent

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Binder Clip

Today I took about 20-30 minutes of completely interrupted time to draw this binder clip.  I think that I was stopped every 2 minutes.  I’m quite fond of the results actually!  This was done in my moleskin sketchbook with a  02 Micron black pen.

binder clip 2-15-16
Binder Clip, ink, 2016

I used Sue Bleiweiss’ The Sketchbook Challenge to prompt this drawing.  She has a chapter devoted to drawing the inanimate object, or tools we use daily, as inspiration for sketching.  In fact this particular chapter is what grabbed my attention when I saw this book at the library.  I will most likely use another chapter from her book as inspiration in my next drawing.  Current rating of the book: B, best for mixed media artists looking for creative daily inspiration.  More for the “crafty artist” than a traditional fine artist.

Screw it…

Okay so the pun is overused, BUT, I have been trying to finish this tiny little drawing for months, and still have not finished it.  This is drawn using a basic Ticonderoga pencil in my moleskin sketchbook (it’s about 5×7-ish).  This actually is a large carriage bolt, not a screw, but I just couldn’t resist the title.  I am attempting to render it in a realistic fashion, if I ever get the time and patience (and focus) to do so.

drawing of a carriage bolt
drawing of a carriage bolt

Random Sketches of Happiness

lantern and book

This sketch is a little old, but was done from the first camping trip back in July.  On our picnic table was the usual camping items… lantern, citronella candle, a book, other random doo-dads that you need, but didn’t need just then.  I had the brief opportunity to draw, and for once, liked where it was going.  Obviously I didn’t finish, and never got a chance to get back to this sketch.  There is a lot of rendering undone, and coloring that needs to be added, so I think we’ll call this one a WIP (i.e. work in progress.  This was done as usual, Micron black pen in my moleskin sketchbook.

Umbrella Girl

This is a quick drawing from an old photograph of a girl with an umbrella walking down Avenue of Americas in NYC.  This is done in a tiny 3×5 Strathmore sketchbook with a black #5 Micron pen.

umbrella girl

Old Blue

This car has a history, a short one.  When my husband was in the military, he found this car in some Northwestern state and bought it.  He drove it all the way across country to his mom as a gift.  This was at least two decades ago, and sadly, his mom never drove it or used it, and so it sits.  We’ve had people offer to take it off of her hands, but she refuses.  Odd, right?  It’s a robin’s egg blue color and is starting to rust pretty good.  It would probably be an easy fix up for someone who has the love for it.  Sad.  I’ve photographed it many times, and drawn it a couple as well.  Here it is in my moleskin sketchbook, first done in pencil, then in Micron black pen.  Enjoy.

old car 7:15

Owl themed Artist Tile

Did this one for a swap on Swap-bot.com. The theme was owls. I chose to keep the artwork mostly black and white with a few Zentangle patterns. I used Micron black ink pens and Faber-Castell watercolor Pitt pens.

Irish Inspired tangle

This one was created using Micron pens and Faber Castell PITT artist pens. This is supposed to be inspired by St. Patrick’s day for the I am the Diva challenge #159 (http://www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/). At the center is a four leaf clover surrounded by a variety of patterns and two hues of green.

Red Johnny

This is an original artwork inspired by the Zentangle Method that can be found on the site below. This particular drawing was done as part of I Am the Diva’s #153rd challenge to use the tangle “Jailed Johnny”. I used watercolor pencils and a paintbrush to add the background, then used both Micron and Sharpie non-bleed ink pens to add the detail. To add shading I used a FaberCastell watercolor marker in grey.

Visit I am the Diva’s blog here to see more http://www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com
To find out more about the Zentangle Method by Rich and Maria Thomas go to http://www.zentangle.com

Blue Hue Zentangle

This is an artwork created for I am the Diva’s challenge # 152 (to use the tangle Aquafleur). I added a watercolor wash on Bristol board and used Micron pens with Sharpie fine tip non bleed pens. You can view the Diva’s blog here http://www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/. It’s a fantastic blog!