Inktober – Day 31

Inktober Day 31, Mask.

Yes, I realize Inktober ended yesterday.  However, I had Daddy duty on Halloween and wasn’t able to get in the final sketch.  So, please forgive the tardiness.
This was my first Inktober and I’ve got to say…Man, It was Awesome!!!  I can’t believe I was hesitant to take on this challenge.  I feel like I have really grown as a result of participating.  I enjoyed viewing the work of others as much as creating my own.  There are some truly skilled people out there creating art.
The support and feedback that I received from my fellow bloggers during this challenge was encouraging and greatly appreciated.  There are two individuals that stand out as being both motivating and supportive.  So I would like to give a shout-out to Steve at stevekiddart.com and Nitesh at Sketches By Nitesh.  These guys really motivated me to press on.  I would not have even attempted the challenge if it hadn’t been for the nudging I received from Nitesh during an exchange of comments just days before the challenge began on October 1st.  Thanks guys!
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Inktober – Day 30

Inktober Day 30, Found.

cairn
/kern/
noun
cairn is a human-made pile (or stack) of stones.  Cairns are used as trail markers in many parts of the world.
For today’s sketch I drew a vertical stack of stones (cairn) that I found marking where the trail crossed a small stream on one of my hikes.  I thought it fit today’s prompt of found quite well.  Since they are used as landmarks and trail markers.

Inktober-2017-Day-30-FoundBelow is the photo I took during my hike.

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Inktober – Day 26

In case you haven’t noticed, I have missed a few days this week.  The reason for this is the town I live in experienced an EF-1 tornado late Monday afternoon.  As a result we lost power for about 2 1/2 days.  We were lucky and only inconvenienced by the power outage.  Other homes and businesses suffered moderate damage and I hope they are able to recover quickly.

My eyes simply aren’t good enough to draw by candle light so I was forced to take a break.  I may go back and make up for some of the days that I missed.  Especially if the prompt leads to an interesting idea.

Anyway, on to today’s sketch.

Inktober Day 26, Squeak.  Will a squeaky water valve work?

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Inktober – Day 18

Inktober Day 18, Filthy.

Ok, I had a vision of what I wanted this sketch to be…but, that was in the beginning.  Somewhere along the journey the train went of the tracks.  I tried a bit of experimentation and, well, it just didn’t turn out the way I envisioned it in my mind.  Oh well,  here it is anyway.

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