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#inktober2022

31 Oct

I drew again in my small sketchbook Canson art book universal (14×21 cm / 4×6 in), using individually or together a black Pentel brushpen, Kuretake fudegokochi black pen, Sakura Pigma Micron 003 black fine liner (very very fine), Kuretake light grey Brush Writer, and a white brush pen which doesn’t work too well anymore.

For the first time since I started doing the challenge every year in 2016, I have missed days because I didn’t like these prompts. In fact it’s the first time in those seven years that I found the list mostly terrible.

Official prompt list for this year

Art: Japanese river scene

26 Dec

I tested acrylic gouache. They are similar to regular gouache except that they dry much quicker and once they’re dry they can’t mix anymore. It’s both an advantage and a challenge! An advantage because you can layer other colours without any smearing. A challenge because the error margin is much narrower: if you don’t get it right the first time your mistake has to be worked around.

This is a river scene with two persons using long poles to maneuver a boat each, and passing next to patches of grass where trees like willows are growing. It must be the start of autumn because the trees are bare but there is still grass. A few huts are visible on the horizon. The sky is home for a big orange setting sun, and grey and orange clouds. Framed in black, 10×15 cm (4×6 in.) [and since then sent to my friend Isabelle fir whom I painted it.]

Art: cormorant fishing

8 Dec

Tonight’s artwork, framed in white: Cormorant fishing. Somewhere in China. Near a blossom-laden old tree. There are hills rising from the mist, and a temple sits at the top of a hill, under a big red sun.

Black, grey, pink and red brushpens, water brush, on watercolour Montval Canson paper. 10×15 cm (4×6 in.)

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