Today I have a few ink sketches to share with you. My sketching time has been limited this month but I was able to find a little time to play in my sketchbook.
A little botanical sketch using my Pentel pocket brush pen. It’s been a very long time since I’ve used this pen and I’m not sure why. I love this pen!
A quick little floral playing with patterns on the flower petals.
Magnolia sketch playing with the brush pen
This sketch was done a little before October. I was really exploring what I could do with the long lost brush pen. 😊 I like that you can make delicate marks and fine lines as well as large bold stokes using this pen.
I hope you are inspired to create and have fun. Just grab a sketchbook, pen, and see what happens!
Let’s take a stroll through my sketchbook today and I’ll show you a few of my recent #Inktober sketches.
Happy Thursday, friends! 💚
There are sketching prompts for each day of the month. Many people like to use the daily prompts but I like to sketch whatever inspires me at the moment.
Floral pattern play
This was the first page in my new sketchbook. I didn’t know what to sketch so I decided to just play and see what happened. I love this type of sketching because it often helps me develop ideas that I can use in future sketches or paintings.
I worked on a quirky cityscape in my small sketchbook. Something very different for me but kind of fun.
One more flower to finish off our tour.
I hope you grab a pen and some paper and join in on the sketching fun. Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent.
October has arrived and so #Inktober2020 has begun. I will be trying to increase my sketching this month. Hopefully I will be able to sketch at least 30 minutes a day. I have a very busy month ahead but think this is a reasonable goal to set.
Happy Sunday, friends! 🧡
A quick little underwater sketch with day 1 prompt, “fish”. It was fun to play with different patterns on the fish and have some of them only in partial view. I found myself counting and trying to find all of them later. I’m going to have to sketch a few more of these and maybe add some bright color… Just love how one idea leads to another.
and this sketch of flowers, no detail and no real plan. Just Pen to paper and letting things happen and not overthinking anything.
Ink leaves – pattern and color play sketch. I used both Sepia and Rust colored Micron pens for this one. (Sepia .01, .005, and Rust .05)
I will continue to play in my sketchbook this month and hope to have more to share sometime later. It’s a busy month ahead with my son getting married soon.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Art is for everyone, hope you join in on the #Inktober sketching fun.
Until next time, share a smile and shine on!
🌸🌼 Patty Anne 🌼 🌸
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I took a break from my usual sketching to try something a little different… And oh what fun I had!
Happy Sunday, friends! 💚
I started out trying to sketch some simple faces. Then I thought it would be fun to add a hat. After that I just had to try a pretty dress….
A sweet girl wearing a fancy party dress this time.
This time I added a fun hat and left her hair down. Just a sweet doodle sketch that makes me happy.
Even though #Inktober2019 has come to end I plan on continuing to sketch in my free time. Sketching has been a little difficult for me lately as I have been dealing with some back pain but hopefully that will clear up soon.
A quick post today sharing a few recent ink sketches.
Happy Thursday, friends! 💚
I used Sepia micron pens in this one. Just sketching different types of trees and adding some imaginary fun. This sketch makes me think of changing seasons.
Trying something different with an underwater scene. It was a lot of fun, I think I will try a few more of these.
I couldn’t get away from flowers for long. 😉 This was a very quick doodle sketch. I might try another one in a larger size later and take my time with it. I ended up some messy lines in this one but I love it anyway.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. I will be taking a little blogging break and will be back in a week or so.
Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!
A few more sketches to share for #Inktober. It’s been a lot of fun, hope you enjoy!
Happy Sunday, friends!
Sketching things that make me happy, like these flowers.
When sketching flowers it’s easiest for me to start in the middle and work my way out. I usually place a few light dots on the paper as a guide for the initial placement before putting down any heavy marks.
A little duckie, simple and sweet…
For my birds, I usually need a light pencil sketch first in order to get the correct placement and shape of the head and eye.
This little guy makes me happy. 💛
A little bird looking away
I think the light areas are just as important as the dark areas. For this little sketch, I kept the head darker and tried to keep the chest and underside soft and light.
Watercolor added to this sketch brightened things up. The blending and variation of color in the leaves and stems worked well here. 🌿
I hope you are inspired to create art and do something fun!
A fun feather doodle and a big smile to share with you today!
Happy Thursday! 🙂
9 x 12 inch Favorite Feather Doodle
I sketched the outline of a feather and divided off sections for doodling. I’ve been trying some new patterns and having a lot of fun. I worked on this feather a few evenings while relaxing and watching television. This doodle makes me happy, I think I will frame this one. ❤
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Until next time, share a smile and have a great week.
Inktober is a drawing challenge started by Mr. Jake Parker where artists from all over the world take part in working on an ink drawing each day for the month of October. I am participating this year by sketching what I love when time allows.
Hope you enjoy my little sketches this week.
Happy Thursday! 😊
6 x 9 inch – Poppy flower
I’ve been using fine tip pens and trying to keep a light touch when sketching flower petals. I think it is starting to get a little better.
6 x 9 inch Flowers and vines
9 x 12 inch Sunflower
A happy little flower inspired by a sunflower in my garden. 🌻
9 x 12 inch – Standing tall
Working on the leaves in this sketch was easier and more fun once I started to doodle and let go. I tried to be careful to leave enough white space and develop some areas more than others.
9 x 12 inch – Little birdie in a tea cup
All of my ink sketches are on mix media paper using Micron pens of various sizes. I like mix media paper because it is smooth and has a great surface for ink sketching. The other nice thing is that it can handle a little watercolor if I choose to add some color.
I hope you enjoy seeing my art and are inspired to do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, share a smile and spread kindness all around. 💗