I decided to participate in Inktober--an online challenge to draw an image in ink each day of October. Although the official Inktober site provides prompts for each day, I am using Louise Gale's prompts. I purchased her book, Botanical Mandalas, some time ago, and am in the midst of taking one of her online classes now. For those prompts, I'm drawing on 3X4 cards to create an inspiration deck to use in creating mandalas if I ever get that far. But on Day 2 I decided to also make some drawings based on some objects I've found in Sarah's yard, as well as a pumpkin I bought at the store the other day. These drawing are in a sketchbook, and I've not set any expectations for the number I'll complete during the month. Here are the first three. I took the photos with my phone on Sarah's kitchen table, and didn't see the shadows until I uploaded them this evening. If I wait to retake the photos tomorrow when the light is better, I'll be too late for Mary-Lou's meme, Take Three Thursday!
It's been a long time since I did any sketching, and I'm pretty happy with how these turned out, given how little practice I've had in the last year. The Inktober drawing can be all ink or colored in any way you'd like. I'm using my new Altenew watercolor set which is perfect for traveling.
It's not too late to join in the Inktober challenge!