Inktober: Trivial pursuit, pink monsters + rainbow landscapes.

"When I design an adventure game, I start by telling a story. I bring together a plot, detailed characters, and a conflict. Then I allow for multiple paths through the story. Finally, I add puzzles."
Bruce Balfour

Abstract shapes.

This year, I'm making inked 6 cards on hand-cut 3x3" watercolor paper each day using Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay inks + J. Herbin inks. Here are the next 24 cards!

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

Series 19-22

set 19: "the swatch set"

Because for me {abstract} is about process. I don’t have a vision in my mind for the way the end result should be. So that frees me up to play step by step moving forward.

Abstract shapes.

set 20: "the trivial pursuit pie chart set" 

Psychedelic grapefruit slices? Bouncing beach balls? 🍊⏰🏖🎡🎆⚗️ Pie charts? Trivial Pursuit chips? This was a multi step 🌈 process where I drew the design in pencil freehand {wonky}, painted sections with ink, let dry, painted more 🏋️ great brush practice to minimize color bleed without masking! The background is black plus J. Herbin Perle Noire, a deep purple.

Trivial pursuit, inked.

set 21: "the pink monster set" 

Abstract shapes in two colors of J. Herbin fountain pen ink. So what do you see? Robots? Machines? A Kitchen-Aid Blender? Rockets? Roller skates? Chipmunks? 

Abstract shapes.

set 22: "the rainbow landscape set"

You've seen rainbow landscapes in your dreams, right? For these six, I opted to mask off a frame with painter's tape and then painted the rainbow landscape within the frame. Removed the tape and voila... nice crisp edges. I'm kind of surprised that it didn't occur to me until set 22 to try that! But that's what a month of exploring achieves... 

Abstract rainbows by Tammy Garcia.


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