So I was trying some new website software and broke a few things. It’s been a long time since I did my last “nuke from orbit” website re-install, but there are times when it’s just quicker to uninstall everything and restore backups. Yes, it was that bad! My apologies if you’ve been visting the site recently and it looked like a mess.
I put this blog on pause when I was moving up to Scotland and then it just slipped down the priority list while I got unpacked, settled and set up things like my new Society 6 shop. At one point I just got into the habit of popping pictures up on Twitter instead of blogging, but I’m going to try my best to blog regularly again.
It doesn’t feel like I’ve done a month of drawing, but here we are. My third year of Inktober completed. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, and also the social side of it too. I’m already looking forward to Inktober 2018!
2017 is my third Inktober, though having recently moved house it’s probably the most chaotic! I’m between houses so I can’t really unpack anything for a while yet, but I have opened the art supply boxes. Because priorities.
I’m posting quick photos of my work each day to my Twitter account, so if you want to get an earlier look at my new drawings and illustrations, that’s where to look. Proper scanned pictures get posted to Flickr the following day.
If you’re doing Inktober I’d love to hear how you’re getting on. If you’re not, don’t be shy joining in or looking on social media at what others are doing. I think most are using #inktober and #inktober2017 hashtags.
From above this hyacinth looked fun to paint, so I decided to use ink and watercolour together again. I worked with a limited palette – leaf green, ultramarine and cadmium yellow. Everything came together exactly as I’d hoped which is always satisfying. Continue reading →