What type of art do you do?
It's a question without a straightforward answer. At least not for me.
The reality is that most of us cannot sum up our artistic adventures in a sentence, in an elevator pitch. We could say, "I'm a gouache painter." Or we could develop condescending responses with an air of mystery, like, "I explore the symbiotic relationship between millefleur and digital ephemera." When I go to an art festival and ask an artist why they work in a particular medium, or what inspired a particular piece of art, some artists try to make their answers so mysterious and other-worldly that I cannot relate. One artist responded, "This scene was inspired by a dream, I woke up and had to paint it, then I kept painting it for a year! I was obsessed!" And that's the kind of response that I adore.
Here are more colorful inky creations for the annual Inktober challenge, taking advantage of a full luxurious month of ink explorations. These are cards 18-22, using a variety of inks including the Kuretake brush pen, Dr. Ph Martin's Bombay india inks and J. Herbin inks.
Card 18 incorporated a different process than the earlier cards - the base is Dr. Ph Martin's inks and the mandala is drawn with a Kuretake brush pen. More about that pen here.