Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Sketchmas 2015 - Days 1 - 8

So as you would have already seen from Emma's posts Sketchmas2015 has arrived. I am absolutely loving it so far, anyway enough talking - take a look at my prompts...

Day 1 - Wish List

Day 2 - Holly

Day 3 - Wreath

Day 4 - Robin

Day 5 - Candy Cane

Day 6 - Christmas Tree

Day 7 - Snowman

Day 8 - Snowflake

So there you have it, my first 8 prompts for Sketchmas2015. If anyone else is taking part please comment with your pages so we can take a look!
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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Sketchmas - Emma's Week One Round Up

The first week of Sketchmas went pretty smoothly for me.  (I am posting these drawings daily to my tumblr and instagram accounts if you wanted to follow me there.) So at the end of each week I'll be sharing my drawings here on InkSplatterDraw.

So on with the drawings:

Day 1. Christmas Wish List.
I would have more on my list if only I had written smaller!

Day 2. Holly. 

Day 3. Wreath.
I was having so much fun with my promarkers on this one and want to use them for another drawing soon! 

Day 4. Robin.
The only downside of the promarkers the day before is the bleeding through onto this page... at least it was red for this robins little chest.

Day 5. Candy Cane.
This drawing had me dying to go out and buy some candy canes, and gave me an idea for later in the month! 

 Day 6. Christmas Tree.
How many of you have already put up your Christmas Trees?
We leave it till after my birthday here, which is apparently late for Christmas decorations.

Have you joined our #sketchmas challenge yet? Please do and tag your posts for us to see!
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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Introducing #sketchmas 2015

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I'd like to introduce a drawing challenge that Kayla and myself have created for December this year. We love to challenge ourselves [mostly each other] and the competitive side each of us has is dying to get started on this challenge.

Initially we were going to join an existing challenge for December/Christmas but neither of us found any prompt lists we liked the look of (or that were for 2015) so this brought about SKETCHMAS!
A 25 day drawing challenge themed around Christmas spirit (like an advent calendar of drawings)

We made our own prompt list, picked #sketchmas to track our posts and... Voila!

If you follow either myself or Kayla on social media I'm sure you've seen us both posting this around as we would love for as many people to join in as possible.  

Both Kayla and I will be posting daily to our tumblr blogs and I'm planning to also post daily to my Instagram too.  We will both be doing weekly round up posts here to InkSplatterDraw too!

So if you would like to join just use #sketchmas or #sketchmas2015 to tag your drawings as I'll probably be re-blogging a whole bunch to my tumblr and for the whole of December I'll be doing follow-for-follow on Instagram and Bloglovin.

Links you might like:

Kayla's tumblr - Instagram

Emma's tumblr  - Instagram

InkSplatterDraw on Bloglovin

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Drawlloween Failure?

The drawing challenge from October has been haunting me (haha get the joke... it's not funny?? really?)

Anyway I have to apologise I suppose for really dropping off the map with my drawlloween challenge.  I admit I fell behind and I had scheduled a weekend of catching up and blog posting galore when.... My macbook pro died!

Yup you read that right.  Thankfully it's all been resolved now, my baby had to go into an apple store and have surgery some parts replaced.   This took a week or so and in all honesty drawing fell to the side and was forgotten about.

So long apology over with, here are the drawings I did get done.... Yes I know there are some missing but it's November and I want a fresh start and to move away from this ordeal.

Does anyone have any tips for getting your creative mojo back? I'll let you in on a secret... Kayla has bullied me into saying yes to taking part in a December/Christmas drawing challenge and this time I want to be prepared for it!
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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Colouring Challenge - Secret Garden Postcard - 8

Well, as I am on a roll with motivation I may as well take over this blog ;)... Hint hint Emma!

So here it is I finally plucked up the courage to do the froggy postcard - This has definitely shown me that my confidence with colour is well and truly back in! The black and white cloud from my University practice is quickly clearing...  

Well that's enough putting off the mandala... I am off to get started on this - I have had some advice to start simple, and then once I have done a couple to get more complex. As Emma knows - this is not something I am likely to do as I like to go all out when I am trying something new. I want to make the first one exciting so that it can be something I look back on and can be very proud. 

...wish me luck guys...

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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Inktober - Drawlloween - Days 26 to 31 - Summary

So here is the last of my prompts for Drawlloween 2015, I think it is safe to say that scary is not my thing, although I have kept to this - all thanks to Emma for not letting me give up on it!

Next target for me is to do a mandala by the end of November (my first ever one) and now I have written this on here - I have to stick to it! 

Day 26 - Rat (chubby cute baby rat)

Day 27 - Witch

Day 28 - Black Cat

Day 29 - Scarecrow

Day 30 - Spider

Day 31 - Dragon

I have a weird sense of achievement now that I have completed this!

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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Inktober - Drawlloween - Days 21 to 25 - Summary

I have decided to do this summary for 5 days and the last one will have the last 6 when I get there. I have found this next batch fairly difficult but the main thing that has got me through, is the fact that the last 6 to do look really good and more me!

Also on a side note, really, really, really looking forward to seeing Emma this week for a trip to London! *too excited!*

Day 21 - 8-bit zombie

Day 22 - Candy

Day 23 - Gore

Day 24 - skeleton

Day 25 - Mummy

Hopefully Emma will be able to post some more of her drawlloween prompts soon :D

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Inktober - Drawlloween - Days 17 to 20 - Summary

Getting quite lost in some of these prompts, also getting very excited for mine and Emma's next trip to London next week! Literally can not wait!

Day 17 - Demon 
For this one I chose to do the grim reaper as I didn't see it anywhere else on the list of prompts, I have also tried to incorporate the way in which I photograph them into the picture too.

Day 18 - Mask
Really wanted to add a lot more to this one, but at the same time kept it plain in the end to make it look a lot more creepy.

Day 19 - Creature from the black lagoon
If I am completely honest, I had not even heard of the creature from the black lagoon before and had no clue where to start.
So after a lot of googling - from what I can make out it is a really old movie - One I do not intend on watching haha!

Day 20 - Skull
Really can't stand skulls, I was going to make this a lot more like a tattoo but skulls irritate me so I have left it as a sketch.

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