Inktober 2017: crimson flowers, cerulean waves

This post exists thanks to my wonderful patrons at Patreon, whose presence has strengthened me enough to keep me going with art.

I’m doing Inktober this month — I’ve been posting on my Instagram. Here’s what I’ve done so far. It’s been interesting, trying to draw — if not consistently, then at least just enough to finish something that I can show other people. I am approaching this not as an exercise in learning more about the medium or pushing myself to get better, though those are both worthy goals. I’m doing this mostly to try and just make art.

I spend around 15 to 45 minutes on these. That’s all I can do in one sitting these days. I’m hoping I can get back to my old stamina — I used to be able to paint for two hours a stretch — but it’s something, at least.

For the meantime, I’m just copy-pasting my Instagram comments into the descriptions for each image, but I intend to come back and do a bit more commentary when I can.


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