Inktober, First week

1a3376e13f4f86c6-weblogo inktoberI feel like I am cheating with this challenge in that my drawings usually begin with ink then watercolor is applied — though sometimes more ink is applied — hell, I dunno.  Feels like cheating not to do a separate drawing specially for Inktober but I am low on time.  Drawing daily is enough, in ink, and I also running a challenge for virtual sketching!
Most of these drawings were from photographs I took — so virtual sketching!

Box Head!  The Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker was a gift!

And then the wonderful Goat’s Milk Vanilla Ice Cream!

Self portrait. 

Gads they are hard.  Nose is not right!  Mine turns up.
Also, I look sad.  I was intent but not even close to sad.

Hammers didn’t really fly.

Mitchell goofing around and me taking license with it as if he is ruining a chair.
I should do a whole journal on the insane things he does to make me laugh..

W15 Haight 1
Two Palms.

Virtual sketching of a walk to the Richard Gamble Memorial Dog Park in San Francisco.
I liked the palm trees, and the difficulty of drawing a hill going UP.

Lalique Madonna.

Such a tough statue.  Crystal.  I’ve tried this several times and I never am satisfied.
The history of the statue is that it was given to me by the Padre, a dear priest and family friend.  I sort of shoved her aside during the years I was angry with the Catholic Church, but then during a Buddhist practice I found myself saying the Hail Mary and weeping.  I remembered how much I loved the Virgin Mother and brought her out to sit on my altar.

Inktober was started by Jake Parker; read and join, even mid-way!

B&W inked sketches in an various journals with a Platinum Carbon pen or Platinum Preppie pen and Noodler’s, Super5 or De Artramentis Document ink.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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15 Responses to Inktober, First week

  1. sandidureice says:

    Re the ‘Two Palms’ – can definitely see the hill is going up, and the view is from above as well. There must be some sort of skill in being able to put those two perspectives together. Lovely sketch.


    • Thank you. One thing is that most people when they are first trying to sketch uphill or downhill use their brains too much and that interferes with their seeing what the lines are doing. The lines don’t lie, but our logic does. How we interpret what we see. Also, I use pencil lines for vanishing points — makes my life simple!


  2. Erika N says:

    Great sketches. I love how personal sketches made a blog post.


  3. Beth says:

    Wow! I LOVE your artwork! Your lineart is charming and so interesting.


  4. Linda K says:

    super sketches all around!


  5. love the sketches and totally get where you are coming from regards the whole doing a separate ink sketch for inktober… it is hard to find the time isn’t it… your sketches are wonderful… full of exuberance… which is a quality lacking in many drawings if you ask me… xx


  6. Wow Kate. Your ink drawings are FABULOUS!!! I knew your self portrait was you right off. Well done my friend.


  7. My favorite is the two palms. And not because it’s in my city, either. 😀


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