Yup. I failed Inktober. Why?
Let me come up with a good excuse…
So as you may know I wanted to participate in this year’s Inktober for the first time ever! But sadly I wasn’t able to keep up with the days and the prompts. I ended up only doing about 6 drawings in total, only 1 was according to the prompt of the day and only 3 were uploaded.
Anyways, I am so sorry that I wasn’t able to keep up with Inktober. As you may know, my city suffered from a very disastrous earthquake, so, my school was off limits until the 23rd of October. My school will be getting repaired and the two biggest buildings demolished and rebuilt.
Anyways, due to us missing out on a whole month of school due to the natural disaster, we were under pressure when we entered school and we still are as all the weeks of school that we missed must be regained. I will not be having much December vacations, I think only a week in December and about 3 days in January.
Anyways, that was pretty much one of the reasons as to why I wasn’t able to keep up with Inktober. The other reason is laziness :v
And lack of creativity.
Buuut, I will keep on uploading my drawings to my Instagram account and there are already some there so, please feel free to check out my Instagram account for more art! 🙂
Also, sorry for the lack of posts! I will try to get back on track!
With October just a few days away, with it comes the monthly challenge for artists- Inktober! Do you like to draw? Join in!
What is “Inktober”?
Inktober is the worldwide yearly challenge that takes place during the month of October which consist of a daily ink drawing for the whole month. It follows a list of daily prompts since the year of 2016 and has rules to it. Rules, prompts and a video explaining more are set below!
What is the purpose of this challenge ?
The purpose is to practice the skill of drawing. Drawing everyday for a month is a great way to practice the skill in order increase your abilities.
Why do it?
Like I said in the first question, the purpose is to get better and better at the art skill of drawing, which would be one of the main reasons as to why do this challenge. Another great reason would be to be able to explore different art styles, try them out, learn them, and see which one fits best to us. In short terms, discover our art style. Also, it can really help with drawers block!
Also, if you have no art skills and would like to learn, this is also a great way to learn to draw and in general, learn! Even if it’s just a thing or two. 🙂
Why am I doing it?
Well, by coincidence, I have drawers block. .-. So yeah, that’s honestly my main reason. Another thing that I have: Writers block. So, writing bout this, sharing my artwork and all that stuff may give me some sense of inspiration to write, right?
How can I do it?
Just simply draw something using ink, take a picture, posted online anywhere that you please and hashtag it with #Inktober and #Inktober2017. Here’s a video:
Also, in question of materials- You do not need any fancy materials to do this. I will be using my cheap pens that I use at school and my cheap, regular sketchbook. You can do a pencil base first and ink it later. 🙂
Official prompt list:
The challenge will start on Sunday, October 1st of this year and will end on Tuesday, October 31st.
This is my first year doing this challenge. Now, I’m that type of person that always tries to do these daily challenges and fails Like my 30 days of blogging challenge…. but this time I do want to really complete this challenge.
I will not lie, I do think that there will be days in which I won’t be able to draw but I will always try to catch up! Even if it’s just a quick sketch.
I want to invite every artist out there, whether if you’re a professional, intermediate or beginner to participate! You can post in all types of social media- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Pinterest, Tumblr, DeviantArt, etc. Just make sure to tag it with the hashtags:
Also, I would love to see your artworks, so feel free to tag me in your post!
Any questions? Feel free to comment them down below and I will reply as soon as I can!
I hope to see many of you participating in this year’s Inktober! 🙂
HELP I’M STUCK IN THE OVEN Now that I got your attention, mind sharing your thoughts with me, please?
Hello! It’s been a while since I posted. School keeps me busy, especially with all my finals going on. Anyways, today I ask all of you:
What do you understand by “Horizons: Art with hope”?
Now, the reason to this is because I have entered a contest in the category of Artistic Drawing and the topic of the drawing that I have to present is that one, Horizons: Art with Hope.
But, what do I understand from it?
I think about a drawing that expresses hope, you know, like finding hope when you’re stuck somewhere.
But, what do you understand?
Would you please help me build an image in my mind?
I will be posting all updates, photographs of the drawing process, materials, etc. until the day of the event! Obviously, the drawing will also be shown here on my blog. I have a total of 10 days to start and finish my drawing.
**All thoughts given will be part of the text document in which I will explain how I got the inspiration for the drawing I will create. Of course, I will mention that I got thoughts and opinions from everybody that helps out with this. The drawing that I present will be based on the comments that are given to me.
How the hell is a collection of rocks considered “Modern Art”? How is some guy who ripped out all the pages of a telephone book and put them in frames considered an Artist? What the hell? Why do I even spend 5 hours doing a watercolor painting when I can just cut a sheet of paper into shreds and name it “Art”?
It really frustrates me because there are ACTUAL ARTISTS OUT THERE WHO PUT LOTS OF WORK AND EFFORT INTO THEIR ART AND DON’T GET THE RECOGNITION THAT THEY DESERVE.
Meanwhile we got some dude who hanged lots of wigs on a rack and called it a statue and sold if for lots of greens.
But…I came to realize that those type of “artist” are smart people…because they use the definition of abstract art and modern art to their advantage and create things with no sense whatsoever and sell it for lots of money to art galleries. Those type of artist are people who found the easy way to business.
*warning, swear words ahead!*
There’s so called “Artist” who just organize a bunch of bottle caps by color and say “Boom, fuck you, it’s art, give me my money” meanwhile there is Actual art out there.
Lot’s of people say that abstract art and/ or Modern Abstract art is nothing but lots of paint splattered everywhere and that it makes no sense.
Abstract art isn’t supposed to make sense.
But I bet that a bunch of paint blobs make more sense than modern art.
Which do you find to be actual art that had effort put into it?
The paint splattered beautifully or the blank canvases?
Now, I’m not saying that ALL modern artists are effortless, it’s just that there’s some that play tricks on people at art galleries and the saddest part is that the people in art galleries see it as art because it’s in a gallery…
There are people who don’t know nothing about art but just because they saw some rocks scattered inside an art gallery they found out that they can literally take a text book to an art gallery and call it their art and get paid for it.
There are people who have been artists their whole life, who have dedicated everything to it. Me myself am one, since a child I loved to draw and paint. In fact, I taught myself how to draw. I’ve been drawing for about 6 years.
And I’m not the only one.
There are lots of people out there who have taught their self how to draw, people who were born with it, people who love it, who enjoy getting covered in paint and graphite on their hands from pencils. Who actually do it with passion, not with greed and laziness.
And lots of those people, cannot get a chance at an art gallery, do you know why?
Because some asshole brought a burnt match for display and some “Art genius” approved of it.
Here’s one my favorite abstract art works done by Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama:
Have work of your own or want to feature someone else’s work?Feel free to message me at Karuchan90@gmail.com with the image of the artwork attached to the email along with contact info of the creator such as social media, websites, shops, etc. Along with the title of the artwork *if it has a title* and if you feel like it, a description of the artwork or of the creator and I will feature it as art of the week here on my blog 🙂 All Art of the Week is displayed on the main page of my blog for a week!! 🙂 At the end of the month, all Arts of the Week will be featured as “Arts of the Month” in a blog post.
Thanks for checking out this weeks Art of the Week!!!
Here is the long awaited art of the week! So the first ever art of the week that I bring you is this drawing by my best friend Madison over at cooly_kid666 on Instagram. I felt like the first art of the week should be hers since I find her work very unique and I just love it.
Feel free to check out more of her work!
Want to participate in art of the week? Click here! to visit the post in which I explain what this is and how it works.
Send in your work at firstname.lastname@example.org and set the subject as “Art of The Week”. All type of art is welcomed! Photography, paintings, drawings, everything!
So get creative, send in your work and you may appear as the art of the week and may win as the art of the month. Both art of the week and art of the month will appear on my blog front page. ^^
Thanks, and see ya next week with another work or art!
White, crispy clean. It gives you goosebumps when you run your fingernails down it.
A nice, sharp pencil. How sharp it is, perfect for adding details.
Every stroke you give the paper, like a caress.
Now now, erase gently, you don’t want the paper to loose it’s texture.
One, two, three, moving your wrist back and forth.
Drawing with the heart, not with the hand.
Your eardrums can only hear the music that gives you inspiration, but at the same time all you hear is silence in the background.
It’s like the world doesn’t exist.
You feel at ease, you feel…calm.
All of your stress is gone. It is amazing what a doodle can do.
One, two, three. Picking different tones of the same color.
People may only see the same color, but to your eyes, it’s more than just one color.
Observing with your mind, not with your eyes.
So many colors to choose from…
Some aren’t even visible to some eyes.
But they are seeing with their eyes, not with there heart and mind.
The depth of a dark blue color, how it adds dimensions.
The perfect flawless skin you gave the woman, using orange,pink,yellow and purples.
Those eyes full of light and emotions.
Your doodle has more life and meaning than most humans.
One, two, three, different paint brushes.
How the colors bleed.
How you are able to dominate them.
Drawing is not just going to some art class…
Drawing is having the passion.
Drawing gives you more skills like painting and coloring.
It allows you to master art material, all surfaces and all colors.
Ah, but keep in mind that a good artist doesn’t need the most expensive tools.
A true artist never blames his or hers tools.
A true artist doesn’t need the best tools. They work with that they have.
A true artist, starts on their own. With no one to help.
They take risk, ah, how wonderful is the feeling of mixing colors that you never thought possible to mix and blend well together since they don’t “match each other”
Every color matches with each other.
There is no such thing as an ugly color.
Artist, like to go in depth.
And are not afraid to go in it.
And that depth, is there mind, there heart, there passion, there senses.
Not everyone is blessed with the skills of mastering a pencil.
An artist explores their imagination, an artist makes the dreams that they see come into reality. An artist draws what he or she hears, what he or she sees, what he or she smells, what he or she touches, what he or she tastes, what he or she remembers.
We are able to even draw people who don’t even exist in reality, but they do in our mind.
And we let them come out and play, to let them see the world and for the world to see them.
We let the world know what we feel, what we see when we close our eyes.
It’s like the only way we can express ourselves.
Our only escape.
Inspired by my friend Madison who is the gal who drew that illustration, isn’t it amazing?