Saturday 31 October 2015

Happy Halloween everybody!

Just a quick note to share my last #Inktober drawing! Challenge completed and I didn't miss a day :-) Will show you my whole inky week 4 on Monday. Right now I am too busy giving out treats and preparing stuffed pumpkins, and generally being spooky :-) Happy Halloween everybody!

Friday 23 October 2015

#Inktober, week 3

Hello, here' s week 3 of my inky october! I love how my sketchbook is filling up. I'll be calling this one my "book of ideas" :-)

Seeing lots of Christmas decorations in the shops (already!!!) made me think of Christmas carols. I could just stop myself giving wings to the singing girl … no way! It's only mid October.

No idea why I love painting horses? They come up every now and again. Probably I am drawn to their movement and the feeling of travel and freedom they evoke …

On Tuesday I doodled some folksy flowers … and that kind of set the theme for the rest of the week. Once hooked, one idea led to another. I will certainly work on further with some of these …

Now onwards to week 4 …Halloween week! I bet there will be some spooky stuff coming up …

Tuesday 20 October 2015

More inky stuff for Inktober 2015 …

… yes, I am still at it! It is fun mostly and I really manage to stick to my plan: to be spontanious, no planning beforehand, no gathering references. I just sit down and do whatever flows out of the paintbrush. Sometimes I don't know what to draw, and some drawings don't turn out sooo very good and then it feels a bit stupid to post them on Facebook … but on the other hand I've surprised myself quite a few times with what appeared on my sketchbook pages!
Here's my inky week:

My sketch from above is a little hommage to my childhood home as I had been visiting there. I come from a mountain region called "Vogelsberg" which would be "Bird's Mountain" in english. And no, there was no snow yet, but it was freezing cold …

And finally I ended up in the forest again … let's see where next week will lead me too!

Friday 9 October 2015

October is inktober!

This October I decided to take part in an online art project called "inktober". You basically sketch something with ink for every day in October and post it online. For quite a while already I had  dreamed of getting into a daily sketch routine – so I thought this is my chance to try out if I can manage to stick to it everyday? Loving it so far … but ok it does take up time … let's see what I'll say at the end of this month!
For now here's my Inktober drawings 1-8. I am really amazed about what comes up on my sketchpad when I sit down and just start without a plan. Today I ended up deep in the forest :-) … wondering where this project will lead me to!

I post my drawings every day on my Facebook page. If you'd like to see them come here and follow me! And all kinds of artists from everywhere around the world are taking part in this project. If you search Facebook with the search term #inktober you'll find a lot of different styles and subjects, so fun! And you can find #inktober on Instagram and Pinterest as well.
More to come here on the blog at the end of next week! I'll then do a round-up again … hopefully! …  if I manage to stick to the project …