31 Inktober Drawings & Thoughts on Creative Challenges

Thirty-one days of drawing in ink, painting in vivid colors, exploring imaginary structures…. it’s been interesting to watch how an idea sparks the next. How on earth does one categorize this type of drawing? Is it perhaps an abstract illustration? What comes to my mind when I’m making them — some sort of imaginary structures, like landscapes, caves, houses, retreats.

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Painting Doodle Stripes

Relaxing arrays of ultra simple patterns, first drawn in pencil, then colored with gouache. This would work just as well in watercolor. Another video filmed while developing the new Tiny Adventure workshop. My mantra lately is to go back to basics, back to simple forms and shapes and the meditative quality of painting repeating patterns.

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Painting Quasi-Concentric Circles with Gouache

Yeah! I’ve been filming my new {abstract watercolor|gouache} workshop for the past month and while I work on that, I made a fun + happy + colorful tutorial to share with you in advance! This is a fun {meditative} painting technique that takes advantage of the opacity of gouache to make layers + layers that blend and blur and form such interesting intersections + colors!

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Yet More Colorful Collages

(8) ⓼ ❽ 8︎⃣ ㏧ 捌 ㊇ 8️⃣ index-card-challenges-in-a-row 🚀 8 summers of small format art. 8 summers of friendship + creative camaraderie out in ICADlandia. And yeah, we’re well into the ICAD off-season, but if you haven’t had a chance🍹🌈💥 take a moment to 🎆 snap a photo of your ICADs and magnetize to your fridge or upload to instagram or tack [Fun Fact: In Texas they’re called push pins and in PA they are thumb tacks] to your cork board.

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