After eight years living in San Francisco, we moved to Wilmington, North Carolina this past August. It was a big decision, but we were ready for a change in scenery.
Moving across the country is a big ordeal. But, after a disaster of a red eye flight with a poor 14 year old cat in tow, we made it safely.
One of the draws to coastal North Carolina were the warmer beaches. Shortly after our exhausting move, we took some time to enjoy nearby Wrightsville Beach.
Of course, this meant sketch time for me. I used a favorite brush pen and some watercolor to quickly capture the day in a very old pocket-sized sketchbook.
This past summer, I spent a beautiful afternoon sketching the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marina neighborhood over looking Fort Mason.
I returned to an old half-full, pocket sized, water color sketchbook once again to change things up.
I started this year off with a fun project. My niece recently had a birthday party featuring a cat theme. She had cat cake, cat plates, cat napkins, and even cat-themed gift bags for her friends.
My sister asked me to design a thank you card fitting the party’s theme and who better to adorn the card then our friend, Little the Cat.
The final piece was done in India Ink on watercolor paper — with a “Little” help.
Here’s the finished piece before sending it off to the printers.
Made a quick season-themed water color sketch.
Well… life, work, and exhaustion ended my run for this year’s Inktober. I did manage three more days’ pieces, but I didn’t come close to meeting my goals. Anyway, here are my last three Inktober drawings for 2018.
Missed a couple days and decided to combine three days’ prompts into one piece of artwork. Here I combined “Precious”, “Flowing”, and “Cruel” for days 9 through 11.
This time around, I don’t yet have a story ready for artwork but, I’m taking the opportunity to practice drawing some of the characters, environments, and props that may make their way into my next project. So each day I’m using the daily prompt to inform what I’ll put my characters through.
Unfortunately, the busiest time of the year at work coincides with Inktober so I’ve already given myself permission to skip a day here and there. After all, I do need to sleep.
If you would like to follow along, I’m posting each day’s artwork on my Instagram feed.