Inktober 2020 – here we go

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! ๐Ÿงก

Inktober 2020 sketching - fish

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.

Inktober 2020 evening sketching

and this sketch of flowers, no detail and no real plan. Just Pen to paper and letting things happen and not overthinking anything.

ink sketching leaves with color and pattern

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!

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ Patty Anne ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒธ

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Playing in my sketchbook

I was busy this week playing in my sketchbook. I enjoy sketching and it has always helped take my mind off things. I’m very thankful for my sketchbook and art supplies.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

 

Floral ink sketch

When sketching florals, I like to start with bigger flowers first and then fill in around them. A quick sketch here just playing with different size flowers and leaves.

 

Mini nature ink sketches

I made a grid on my page and then created a bunch of mini sketches.

Some squares are very simple while others are more involved. I think I will try this with a different theme next time, I really like how it turned out. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Sea life ink and Marker sketch

An ink sketch with the addition of some color in this one.

I used mini pastel Tombow markers to brighten things up in my underwater sketch. I just love these fun colors.

 

leaves and vines pattern

Back to some leaves and vines which always make me happy. Using my Tombow markers again I added some colorful patterns to the leaves.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Take care and be well, my friends.

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Thursday – a little ink sketching

I’ve been trying to spend more time playing in my sketchbook. Sometimes I start with a plan and other times I just go where the pen takes me. ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

pretty floral with cross hatching

With this sketch I started with a few big flowers and then added some vines. I’m a big fan of peek a boo leaves and had to include a few of them as well.

I haven’t used cross hatching very much and decided to add a little in the center. I like how it pushed the flowers forward and made them pop.

 

leaves and patterns ink sketchj

More play with leaves this time using a sepia micron pen. I just love that warm color.

When I’m sketching with ink the best rule for me is to not stress over mistakes and not “fix” mistakes. Trying to fix mistakes only seems to make them stand out more. I seem to do a better job if I try to make deliberate stokes and then just go with the flow.

 

round patterns ink sketch

Layered circles with doodle patterns. Just having fun and not overthinking things.

Playing and experimenting is really what my sketchbook is all about.

 

garden ink sketch

One last page of garden inspired doodles for today.

I hope you enjoyed this little walk through my sketchbook.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

You can see more of my artwork on Instagram @pattyanneart

Finishing up with ink detail

I picked up an old painting recently and decided to add some ink detail.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿงก

watercolor underpainting wreath

I liked the nice shape and playful flowers but wasn’t sure how to finish it.

Recently I pulled it back out and decided to add some ink sketching.

watercolor and ink wreath

I used micron pens in dark purple and burnt orange for my wreath. I’m glad I used those colors, it worked well.

As I added more detail and new elements, the wreath started to fill out and take shape. I just love those peekaboo flowers and leaves.ย When I finished I was pretty excited, it turned out better than expected. Yay!

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Be gentle with yourself

Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.

I love this quote and need to do just that.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’—

Teapot ink Doodle

I was looking back at my earlier work and found this little teapot doodle.

I’m not sure why I didn’t share it earlier, it’s pretty cute. ๐Ÿ˜

 

daisy ink doodle

A simple little daisy doodle using a sepia micron pen. I love that warm sepia color.

Just a short post today, it’s been a busy week. I will be taking a little blogging break. I seem to need to catch my breath every few months.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Little Squares – nature scenes

I worked on a fun little squares project this week.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

I started by painting some watercolor squares.

watercolor squares

Then I added ink sketching using my Sepia Micron pens (01 and 005).

little squares nature - watercolor and ink

I tried to keep the same theme in each of the color diagonals. Some sketches are very simple and others have more detail.

For the two unpainted corners I added ink doodles. I should have started by drawing a frame for them first since I got a little carried away there…  Ahh, another lesson learned.

My favorites are the peach squares with a simple branch and the green squares with little doodle frames. Which squares are your favorite?

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธ  Patty Anne  ๐ŸŒธ 

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Holiday botanical painting

I have a little holiday watercolor and ink sketch to share today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

 

holiday watercolor background

I started out playing with a simple watercolor border of branches, twigs, and berries.

Then I decided it would be fun to add a little ink sketching on top.

 

holiday watercolor and ink

I outlined some leaves in ink and added a few more twigs and bits to fill things in.

The ink seems to pull it all together. I always enjoy the final sketching phase and try to play and have fun. I just have to be mindful of when to stop. That’s always the hardest part.ย  ๐Ÿ˜

 

Holiday Botanical Watercolor Card

Just one last thing, adding a holiday message… Ok, much better now. ๐ŸŽ„

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Doodle sketching fun this week

I took a break from my usual sketching to try something a little different… And oh what fun I had!

Happy Sunday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

 

ink sketching practice - faces and hats

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….

 

sweet girl wearing a fancy doodle dress

A sweet girl wearing a fancy party dress this time.

 

sweet girl wearing hat sketch

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.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

see more of my work on Instagram @pattyanneart

One idea leads to another painting

I have a few wreaths to share with you today. One of those times where one idea leads to another. You never know where it will take you.ย  ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

 

simple wreath - tombow markers

I was playing with my Tombow watercolor markers and created a little welcome wreath. Just a simple wreath using my Neon markers set.

This little wreath inspired me to try a similar style in watercolor.

 

welcome wreath - watercolor under painting

A few layers of watercolor and it just didn’t end up the way I hoped it would.

I decided instead of throwing in the towel on this one to add a little ink with my sepia micron pens and see if that would help.

 

welcome wreath - watercolor and ink

Ink doesn’t always fix everything but it did make me a little happier in the end.

I’m glad I used sepia with this one since it is warm and didn’t overpower the piece.

My advice is to allow yourself to play and have fun. Many times that is where creative ideas surface.ย  I hope you find time to play and create art.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on instagram at pattyanneart

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More Sketching for Inktober

I have more #inktober sketching to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

 

ink sketch leaf patterns

A simple pattern of leaves. I went back to an old favorite for this sketch.

 

little squirrel ink sketch

I’ve been wanting to sketch some animals this month and decided to try a squirrel. This fella ended up with a larger body than planned but I think he’s pretty cute.

 

 

rainy day ink sketch

A little rainy day sketch, something a bit different for me. The umbrella needs more work but all in all I can feel the rain.ย ย โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

Patty Anne Art