India Ink Inktober

5x8" watercolor paper, ink, artwork by Tammy Garcia.

5x8" watercolor paper, ink, artwork by Tammy Garcia.

Playing along with the Inktober Challenge, which is technically a drawing challenge but I'm working with ink on paper every day. This is my 3rd year participating in the challenge and I like to have a focus for the month, a technique with which to experiment. I've decided to move up to 5x8" watercolor paper {cards 1-5 were on 4x6" paper} to have more real estate to allow for even more random accidents of inky fate. I'm working quickly, making marks, splatters, spritzes, etc. 

So here are cards 6-12, Dr. Ph Martin's Bombay india inks, J. Herbin inks and some old alcohol inks on watercolor paper. As you'll see, I started drawing and writing lyrics on some of the cards using a dip pen and black india ink.

3x5" lined index card, PITT pen, ink, artwork by Tammy Garcia.

3x5" lined index card, PITT pen, ink, artwork by Tammy Garcia.

5x8" watercolor paper, ink, artwork by Tammy Garcia.

5x8" watercolor paper, ink, artwork by Tammy Garcia.

5x8" watercolor paper, ink, artwork by Tammy Garcia.

5x8" watercolor paper, ink, artwork by Tammy Garcia.

5x8" watercolor paper, ink, artwork by Tammy Garcia.

5x8" watercolor paper, ink, artwork by Tammy Garcia.

5x8" watercolor paper, ink, artwork by Tammy Garcia.

5x8" watercolor paper, ink, artwork by Tammy Garcia.

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So there you have it, folks, lots of color play. I hope that you are having a creative month!