Inktober 2021 – Pets

The last of Inktober this year closes out with the pet portraits.

Throughout Inktober I salted in the images of pets from friends and people I know as a part of the joy it gives me to give back to others, and at the same time, it was a fun exercise in pet portraiture and practicing values and shading. The above image is one of the spaces in the house that allowed me to enjoy the portraits throughout Inktober. I am missing them now that I have packaged them up to mail off.

Here is the entire set of the individual pet portraits, including a few I have already shared. I have 4 more ink portraits that have been requested which will be done after some Christmas orders are complete.

Inktober Week 3

I am pushing myself to try different styles – quick drawings, purposeful drawings, tiny lines, emotion on faces, events.

Following the prompts of Inktober has been great at stretching my creativity and I hope expanding my range (depth and breadth.)

The Golden Ratio

Do you notice the Golden Ratio in everyday things? Periodically I receive a pleasant surprise when I am not looking for it.

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And then other times… not so pleasant. This little curled up opossum¬†landed in my garage trash can this past week.

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We found a happy home for him in the woods, but I couldn’t help but notice nature’s perfection, even if it was not as perfect or cute as my cat. (Ok, so I am biased.)

This has inspired me to dive into a book I have been wanting to read for some time now. Now I get to practice using the Golden Ratio in my creative endeavors.

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