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INKTOBER DAYS 11, 12 & 13

My back is aching these days (I only tried to do some tidying up, not even something fun!) so I’m slower than I would like to be, but! I did find my lovely Intense Black China Ink by Lefranc & Bourgeois, a couple of brushes and my pen nibs.

Expect a lot more sploshes of ink coming your way 🙂

I played around a bit with two of these – can you guess which ones? I let myself enjoy the simple act of dipping the brush in water and ink and then let it interact with the paper. Only once dry, I looked to see what shapes were revealed.

All done in biro and China Ink.

DAY 11: Our shadows grow with us.

Shadows grow

 

DAY 12: The Silent Dragon.

Silent Dragon

DAY 13: We feel small against Oppression

We are small against oppressive powers

Let me know what you think!

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INKTOBER DAYS 9 & 10: Monsters!

Seems like the perfect segue to Cats 😉

I have several ideas for Monsters lined up in my head, so I hope the next week will be enjoyable and a touch horror-y: Halloween decorations have appeared everywhere, so it feels appropriate.

As before, if there is something you would like to see sketched in particular, just post it in the comments or message.

And do remember these are quick sketches, not finished artworks or illustrations. Also, my renewed love for the play between black/white and grey is neverending.

 

DAY 9: M is for Monster – Drawing a full alphabet of monsters sounds very intriguing. Perhaps a project for next Inktober, or sooner!

 

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DAY 10: It Flies Low.

“What this is I do not know,

but it comes at night and it flies low”

Flies Low ink

 

If there is something specific you would like me to draw/sketch, just let me know in the comments or message me.

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INKTOBER Day 4 and 5

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I was asked to draw cats, so here we go. I do have more cats sketches (some drawn already, some for another day). I love dogs and cats equally, but it is easier to draw a cat when you have one around.

DAY 4:

TYPOGRAPHY CAT  – done in pen (in fact, the pen you can see in the picture).

I love typography and I will do a lot more of it. In this case, I wanted to find the cat in the letters, but make it like a puzzle, to resemble cats’ character. Even the kitty has its head tilted in curiosity 🙂

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DAY 5

DOUBLE KITTY PAGE -done in pen and Berol permanent marker

I’m finally using heavy ink (it is the point of the challenge, after all), which I don’t use often. However, I am already seeing the potential and nice effects you can obtain with it. I particularly like the silhouette effect in the Moggy Sketch on the right (see pic below for close up).

Double kitty page

(close up of Moggy Sketch).

Moggy Sketch

Already thinking of Day 6 and 7! Any comment appreciated, and if you want me to draw something specifically, just post it below.

Thanks!

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Inktober Day 1, 2 and 3

As promised, 3-in-1 sketches today – I can catch up with the challenge, and you’re not overwhelmed by my posts.

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Day 1: A Bench in My Garden

Just a quick pen sketch to warm up hand and eye. Yes, the bench arms are different! One was broken and my lovely partner added a makeshift one, which is now the cat’s favourite to sharpen her claws!

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Day 2: A Weird Bird with Flowers

There is a pale reflection of me in the bird’s eye (okay, of someone) but I wasn’t happy with it. I do like the flowers, though, and the fading background. On the other hand, there is no underlying pencil drawing, so in all, I am happy with this. I think it has a slight creepy feel to it. What do you think?

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Day 3: Mouth Monster

I think sometimes we all feel as if we’re falling in some horrendous pit…no?

Just me, then 😉 I may clean up this with proper inking and make a Monsters Series. What do you think?

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Here they are. Drawing a sketch every day is such a good exercise, and haring is even better. I Hope you feel encouraged to try it yourself, and again, if you have any prompts for me to draw, feel free to comment below!

To tomorrow 🙂

 

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INKTOBER!

It is here! INKTOBER TIME 🙂

 

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Yes, I know that the month has actually started 3 days ago, but when dealing with poor health, you have to compromise. So, 3 days in, but I will still participate in this fun challenge. Determined, it is me 🙂

What is Inktober? Started several years ago by J. Parker, it is now a drawing challenge join by thousands. Simply, ink a sketch daily for the duration of the month. At the moment, I’m using a pen, just your average writing pen, but will get myself some nice and proper inking pens asap.

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This year there is also an official list of prompts. I haven’t decided yet if I will follow it or not. But! If you have any prompt, anything that you’d like me to draw, feel free to post it in the comments! If I feel inspired by it, I will draw it 🙂

In order not to spam you, I will group my drawing for Day 1, 2 and 3 in one post. The rest will be done orderly, one drawing per day 🙂

Thank you for following, and hey, jump in and do it along with me 🙂
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Abundant Art Virtual Show: sketches!

I’ve been posting a few WiP* sketches over on my at account: Sil_artscribe, on Instagram and Facebook (I use my usual twitter account for my art as well, no changes there).

Mixed media collage (Heart Words); Fantasy pen/watercolour sketch (can you guess the inspiration for it?); Tarot Card study, from concept to colour tests.

Here they are:

 

*Work in Progress

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A cover I drew presented at the Narrative and Science event ‘Brave New Words’ (Edinburgh)

More precisely, a cover I drew for the Creative Non Fiction competition “Tales from Within” (CNF on Stem Cells)

Book Cover by Silvia Barlaam - for Imaginative Fiction on Stem Cells

Book Cover by Silvia Barlaam – “Tales from Within” CNF on Stem Cells

The event will be on Wednesday 23rd October 2013, 7.00 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

“Brave New Words: a celebration of words and science

For millennia, the sciences have fired the imagination. We react to the world around us with awe and curiosity. In order to understand and experience it, we tell ourselves stories. Some of these stories we describe as fiction and some as non-fiction. But all stories, just like all science, can teach.

These stories, once spread as myths and folklore, now come in the form of prose, comics, blogs and poems. But questions arise about how best to communicate science. How accurate must writers of fiction be? Can non-fiction authors be inventive or poetic? What forms are most effective at imparting knowledge and which are best at gripping the imagination?”

For more info, refer to the adorable Barbara Melville of Illicit Ink (and other things!) at keyeri.net

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