InkTober caused me a moment today. I began with an idea in mind and started to draw it …. kind of liked it … but not enough. So I scrapped it and decided on something different instead. Don’t you hate it when that happens?
Its like knitting … and getting eight rows in then realising that you made a mistake on row 2 so having to pull it all back and re-knit. grrrr!
So anyhoo ... this is what I ended up painting….
… but .. that’s not everything …
The photo above was taken with the desk lamp as lighting, but the next photo is taken with the flash on the camera … and it shows you what the photo above can’t…. that I broke open the Kuretake, Gansai Tambi Starry paints (watercolours) – for just the one colour – White Gold, – so that I could use a teeny tiny bit around the edges of the moon, and onto the clouds. And this next photo, taken with the flash, shows you the difference that this one colour can make …
It just gives the moon and clouds a more magical feeling. Slightly more depth. And … well, I just had-ta! lol.
The apparent ‘bend’ on the left hand side of the painting, isn’t a wonky bit of water-colour paper, it’s actually how the paper dried. I’ll bury it between the pages of a book, weighted down by a couple of book, and it will then magically become flat again.
The pens used to create this bit of Inktober Art are by Kuretake, apart from one Sakura Gelly Roll Ink Pen, in white, which I used to add some ‘moon shine’ hi-lights to the trees and parts of the landscape.Pen
So far I’m quite enjoying InkTober . . . it’s a bit like doodling, only trying a bit harder. But I can see me getting tired of black a bit quickly. But that might just be me wishing to break out and crack open the bottles of blue and brown ink which sit on the side of my desk. I wonder if that would be against the rules. I mean to say … it’s still ink, isn’t it? I could rather go for a nice inky denim blue drawing. Or a fabulous vintage looking brown bit of fun!
Ahhh .. I’ll be good as long as I can .. then I’ll break the rules and be naughty. lol.
Thank you for coming for a visit and sharing your coffee moment with me. I just LOVE seeing you here. Blog land has turned out to be one of the nicest places on the web. I’m not sure what I expected when I began The Cobweborium Emporium – certainly not being part of such a great community of bloggers who are truly amazing, and so very talented! Cooks, Knitters, Writers, Bakers, Farmers, Artists in a variety of forms, and .. well just genuinely nice people. I’m SO glad that I began this blog, for without it I wouldn’t ever have even known that you existed. And that thought alone is SO painful to my heart, because I love knowing you. Truly.
Thank you for being exactly who you are. For who you are is . . . perfect. I tried you on and you fit perfectly, and I love you for it.
Have a truly great day out there! Sending squidges ~ as always …