Monday, November 16, 2015

Halfway Mark

A bit more than halfway through November now. My word count is fine - problem is, I'm pretty sure I'm not halfway through my plot yet. I'd be more worried if it wasn't a problem I wrote my way into every year. I just have to stay on top of things and push through that outline.

I was forced to take a week off my C25K all last week due to random, awful pain in my thigh (watching me descend stairs must have been hilarious). I decided that instead of continuing with the program, I'm going to start my strength training. I used my week off to get my training plan in order and I started today. The weight room at my gym is pretty clustered, but it has what I need to get the job done. Finished it off with 15 minutes of interval sprinting on the treadmill which just destroyed me. Felt great, can't wait to get back in on Wednesday.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Inktober Recap

Well October - and Inktober - is over. I think it was a rewarding experiment, especially considering it was something I decided to do completely spontaneously. Finding the time to do it was always a challenge, but I drew something every day since I started it on Day 2. I went back and tried out a few techniques I hadn't used in years, and it was interesting to see how the skills I've developed in the years since have effected my ink work. One thing's for certain: if I didn't know how to do gesture drawings, I would have bombed this challenge hard: sometimes 15 seconds to do get a drawing done was all I had!

I plan on doing this event next year as well. It's a nice way to play with artwork in the month leading up to November - a period where that area of my life tends to fall by the wayside.

And now that it is November, it's time for my daily word count to push my sketchbook to the side for a little while. I still have a few experimental pieces I'm working on, but I am vacillating on whether or not to post them online. Anyway, cheers all.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Inktober Art Dump: Oct 25-31st

Been run ragged this week, so I was forced to upload these all at once.

Oct 25

Oct 26
Oct 27
Oct 28
Oct 29
Oct 30
Oct 31
More thorough write-up to follow soon.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Inktober Day 23

Another experiment with the technique. I've learned that where you first put down the pen is very important...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Inktober Day 22

Playing around with technique. Used some old gestures I had of Bali for reference.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Inktober: Day 21

This piece kind of got away from me...ah well. You can't win them all.