My Creative Resolution – Watercolor, Illustration, Print Pattern Design

InkTober days 1-4

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InkTober day 1 leaves
I was all excited for InkTober, and then I procrastinated the first day. Most of the InkTober prompts are verbs which I find hard. I used a prompt from doodlewash.com – leaves. Of course it was dark as I searched for leaves in the yard!

InkTober day 2 apples
Day 2 I used a prompt from both InkTober – divided, and doodlewash – apples. But I wasn’t thrilled with my results. It’s kind of a “which comes first?” question. If I start in watercolor, I build up the layers and then add a little ink. If I start in ink, I use a lot of ink details and then add a little watercolor.

InkTober day 3 seagull
Day 3 I didn’t follow any prompts and drew a seagull.

InkTober Day 4 scarecrow
Day 4 the new scarecrow on the porch was calling to me.

I’m getting into the groove. If you want to see my InkTober postsΒ day by day follow me on Instagram @eileenmckenna.πŸ™‚

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

10 thoughts on “InkTober days 1-4

  1. Yes, and I look forward to your monthly newsletter! I did a couple of inktober posts but I need to focus more on one thing. I might do a couple more, but I’ve got to keep my focus on watercolor. Otherwise I end up going in too many directions, which is not a good thing for my brain! Your inking drawings are terrific, as always! I especially love the seagull because it reminds me of the ocean πŸ™‚

  2. Seagull is ink wash or watercolor?

  3. Nice!!! Loved your interpretation of ‘divided’ using apples. Even I am not following prompts regularly but when I do, I like how it pushes me to try stuff out of my comfort zone.

  4. I can tell you are having fun,cool drawings!

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