Monthly Archives: October 2018

Happy Halloween

I saved one Inktober prompt for today. It’s the gift prompt. When that prompt appeared, I spent a morning making Halloween silhouette drawings as gifts for the grandkids. Here’s one: The colors are actually a little brighter than you see from the

Happy Halloween

I saved one Inktober prompt for today. It’s the gift prompt. When that prompt appeared, I spent a morning making Halloween silhouette drawings as gifts for the grandkids. Here’s one: The colors are actually a little brighter than you see from the

Thunder and Friends

I have finished Inktober! My final drawing will appear tomorrow to mark the official end of the month-long celebration of pen-and-ink drawing. I have skipped around a bit with the prompts, so I’ve now played “catch-up” with several at once

Thunder and Friends

I have finished Inktober! My final drawing will appear tomorrow to mark the official end of the month-long celebration of pen-and-ink drawing. I have skipped around a bit with the prompts, so I’ve now played “catch-up” with several at once

Stretch

The fellow I drew for the stretch prompt didn’t turn out quite as long and stretchy as I’d first envisioned him. I turned my paper the wrong way, too, and that didn’t help his physique. Still, I’m very happy with Detective Stretch who

Stretch

The fellow I drew for the stretch prompt didn’t turn out quite as long and stretchy as I’d first envisioned him. I turned my paper the wrong way, too, and that didn’t help his physique. Still, I’m very happy with Detective Stretch who

Prickly

Along with doodle monsters, I’ve been drawing a lot of comical Halloween-themed figures — playful ghosts, smiling vampires, and cross-eyed witches, among others. I’ve had fun with these friendly monsters, and for the prickly prompt I called upon one of my favorites

Prickly

Along with doodle monsters, I’ve been drawing a lot of comical Halloween-themed figures — playful ghosts, smiling vampires, and cross-eyed witches, among others. I’ve had fun with these friendly monsters, and for the prickly prompt I called upon one of my favorites

Chop

I chopped onions yesterday, so for the chop prompt, that was an immediate thought. I even sketched a trio of onions. I didn’t like the drawing, though, so I went for the next thought — a chopper. Actually, I’m not sure

Chop

I chopped onions yesterday, so for the chop prompt, that was an immediate thought. I even sketched a trio of onions. I didn’t like the drawing, though, so I went for the next thought — a chopper. Actually, I’m not sure

Muddy

I came up with lots of possibilities for muddy as a drawing prompt, but at the same time I was baffled as to how to illustrate them. Mud is fun to play in when you’re a kid, but it’s not so

Muddy

I came up with lots of possibilities for muddy as a drawing prompt, but at the same time I was baffled as to how to illustrate them. Mud is fun to play in when you’re a kid, but it’s not so

Expensive

Other than my wedding ring, I don’t wear jewelry. When I was younger I occasionally wore a few bangle bracelets, but other than that… well, jewelry just doesn’t hold much appeal for me. My sister, however, loves jewelry. Not cheap

Expensive

Other than my wedding ring, I don’t wear jewelry. When I was younger I occasionally wore a few bangle bracelets, but other than that… well, jewelry just doesn’t hold much appeal for me. My sister, however, loves jewelry. Not cheap

Drain

Usually when I see a prompt word for any form of creative expression, my mind skips about in a dozen different directions. I could do this… or maybe this… or why not… ? Prompts can take us to so many

Drain

Usually when I see a prompt word for any form of creative expression, my mind skips about in a dozen different directions. I could do this… or maybe this… or why not… ? Prompts can take us to so many

Breakable

As always, I had several thoughts for this Inktober prompt — breakable. A shattered mirror, delicate china teacups, lovely plates and saucers, an exquisite glass vase. All can be so easily broken. Trust, too, can be broken, and all too often

Breakable

As always, I had several thoughts for this Inktober prompt — breakable. A shattered mirror, delicate china teacups, lovely plates and saucers, an exquisite glass vase. All can be so easily broken. Trust, too, can be broken, and all too often

Scorched

For the Inktober prompt scorched, several different ideas came to mind. In the end, I decided to create a new doodle monster of sorts. Unlike my other monsters, this one has no arms or legs, no definable body. Like fire itself, it’s hard

Scorched

For the Inktober prompt scorched, several different ideas came to mind. In the end, I decided to create a new doodle monster of sorts. Unlike my other monsters, this one has no arms or legs, no definable body. Like fire itself, it’s hard