Inktober: Owls, Rainbow Clouds + Dahlias

Abstract illustration in ink by Tammy Garcia

This year, I'm making inked 6 cards on hand-cut 3x3" watercolor paper each day using ONLY Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay inks + J. Herbin inks. 

Go to Inktober 2017 No. 1 to see the full series.

Series 16-18

set 16: "the hidden passages set"

I visualize these abstract illustrations as sculptures or something cave-like, something made of stone with depth and different facets. But that's just the starting point -- as soon as I posted photographs of this series, I visualized owls!  This is a limited palette experiment as well -- black, blue and yellow ink. Everything else is mixed with only those colors. 

Abstract illustrations in ink by Tammy Garcia

set 17: "the rainbow clouds* set" 

The alternate name is "the diagonal set" and it's the ONLY one with a medium other than ink - I did an impromptu slash of silver heavy body acrylics before I remembered that I didn't want to use any other mediums. So this will stand as the set with the asterisk.* If there's a Daisy Yellow trivia game, this will be one of the questions. Anyhow, I like the way the black pops against the puffy rainbow clouds.

Diagonal abstract drawings in ink by Tammy Garcia

set 18: "the dahlia set" 

If you're a long-time reader you've seen these flower designs in many different forms + mediums. This is one of the many ideas that has roots [pun intended] in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge. Here, I drew them on an abstract background. I tried to mute/fade the rest of the background [under the flower] by adding white but it wasn't all that effective. So the color behind the flower is intentionally more vibrant.  

Dahlia drawings by Tammy Garcia
Dahlia, drawing by Tammy Garcia


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