InkTober … so far

InkTober has begun. Here’s today’s sketch inspired by a beautiful front porch design by Ginny of @maplecreekmarket. Here’s a recent sketch of montauk daisies. Want a dose of creative inspiration? Sign up for my newsletter “My Creative Collection” by clicking here. Learn more here. Click here to view my collection of watercolor and acrylic seascapes.

The Magic of a White Gel Pen

I often use a gel pen to add black details and outlines to my watercolors, but every so often I change things up and add white outlines onto a dark painting or paper using a white Gelly Roll gel pen. It’s a different effect. This was a watercolor wash I painted last week. Every time IContinue reading “The Magic of a White Gel Pen”

Final days of Inktober

Mask – InkTober prompt day 31. This year I didn’t do a great job drawing every day. Instead I’d do a few drawings to catch up and then let myself fall behind again. I’ve always had trouble working every day. Some days I’m into it and other days I’m busy doing other things. Day 27.Continue reading “Final days of Inktober”

Yellow InkTober – Days 21-24

After using white ink on blue paper, I decided to try black on yellow for the next couple of sketches. It was especially fitting for the Day 21 prompt of “juicy,” and my lemon slices. Day 22 – Trail. I found an inspiration photo on Instagram by photographer Codi Mathison. Day 23 – Furious. I searchedContinue reading “Yellow InkTober – Days 21-24”

Flowers – Inktober Day 19-20

Day 20 – Roses. I decided to change things up and pulled out my white gel pen for these sketches. I should use it more. I like the look of it on a darker paper. Day 19 – Zinnia. I started this with a watercolor background – working from a photo I found in theContinue reading “Flowers – Inktober Day 19-20”

InkTober days 5-8

It’s interesting to see what everyone chooses to draw for InkTober, how they interpret the same prompts (if they use the prompts), and even how we all struggle to draw every day. On day 5 the prompt was “long.” Having grown up in Long Beach I knew immediately what I wanted to draw. I didContinue reading “InkTober days 5-8”

Ready for InkTober?!

Participating in InkTober is such a motivating experience! I’ve even had the pleasure – by sheer coincidence – of meeting Jake Parker, the creator of InkTober at Comic Con in NYC. I’m ready! I got a fresh new sketchbook – my favorite kind – the Canson Multimedia. Last year as the end of InkTober drewContinue reading “Ready for InkTober?!”