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    Five days left in the month, and ten images still to go to complete Inktober. It's still doable. But I definitely need to start choosing some simpler projects.

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      Good luck with your challenge. I love your drawings, they have so much attention to details.

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        Catching up - congrats on working out with your mother for 200+ days, and on the TEN badge! I love your Inktober drawings, especially the snail shell (is that the right word?)

        The most I fell behind on Inktober was two days, but I also did some pretty "lazy" drawings, like an earthworm I like the different techniques you worked with - I wanted a specific glass nib pen for Inktober, but it was out of stock. So, I worked with pencil, black fineliners, and alcohol markers. My nib pen adventures will have to wait until November, I guess

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          Very nice drawings, Rainbow Dragon. Excellent Inktober effort!

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            Thank you Amirsh .

            I am really enjoying doing the detailed work. But it's so time-consuming! I'm going to need to do a few more sketchy drawings to get to 31 by the end of the month. But I'll definitely be returning to the high detail work again soon.

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              Thank you sleep_twitch .

              That snail shell has turned out to be very popular. I only drew it because I was falling behind pace and figured a line drawing of a shell was something I could knock out fairly quickly. But people seem to really like it. One friend, who is a tattoo artist, wants to ink it on someone's skin. I think it may be a Chinese Mystery Snail (Cipangopaludina chinensis) but I'm not certain. (I'm far from an expert on gastropods, and I saw this particular snail last fall when I was up on the Bruce Peninsula where the biome is significantly different from what I am used to seeing in my usual haunts.)

              Great work staying on top of the Inktober schedule so well! When I went to bed last night, I was a full week behind. (I think I may have been even farther behind than that at one point earlier in the month.) But I got a lot done today. As I type this, it's just after midnight on October 30 in my time zone, and I have completed 26 drawings thus far for the month. Two more days and five drawings to go! I've had fun playing with the different techniques--but some of them are definitely too time-intensive for a challenge of this nature. I got all of the supplies necessary to do relief printing. Thought I might carve some stamps in different leaf shapes and use them to make a nice autumn foliage scene. But that project is definitely going to have to wait for November.

              Good luck with the final couple of days of the challenge!

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                Thank you DorothyMH .

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                  Inktober Day 22: Cranberry Viburnum

                  coloured ink painting of Cranberry Viburnum berries

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                    Inktober Day 23: Barn Swallows

                    pen drawing of a pair of Barn Swallows perched on a curved branch

                    I want to do a full colour painting of these two cuties--but it's not going to happen this month!

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                      Inktober Day 24:

                      four colour print of a sunset over Rondeau Bay.  The Bay is dark.  The sky is a wash of reds and golds.  Wind turbines line the horizon.

                      My third attempt at monoprinting. For some reason, I thought it would be a grand idea to attempt to do a monoprint with four different colours of ink! (At least I solved the problem of poor ink transfer. I used 65 lb. sketch paper for this piece, and the ink transferred just fine--even without wetting the paper first.)

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                        Inktober Day 25:

                        ink wash painting of a lone tree at the edge of a frozen bay

                        This is the same scene I attempted to create for my second attempt at monoprinting, done here with ink wash on watercolour paper.

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                          Inktober Day 26: Chinese Mantis

                          coloured pen drawing of a Chinese Mantis

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                            Fun times in the Booming Metropolis: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/winds...sure-1.5781769

                            I'm hoping this outbreak will induce folks in my neighbourhood to take Covid a little more seriously now.

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                              I love the new drawings, the monoprints look great! Your cherries have made me want to get out my sharpies and the drawing book my friend got me and have a go at drawing some kind of pattern with them.

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                                Thank you Zastria !

                                Definitely go for it with the Sharpies.

                                The Cranberry Viburnum I did with coloured fine liners and drawing inks. I was pretty amazed at how well the cranberries turned out. While I was working on them, they just looked like a splotchy mess. But once I was finished and I pulled my vision back from that zoomed-in detail focus to look at the whole image, I think the illusion of glossy, round berries is pretty good. Sometimes you just have to trust the process.

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