Inktober: Owls, Rainbow Clouds + Dahlias
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.
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.
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.
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.