To while away the time until Nano, I jumped into an art challenge called “Inktober”. A bit late, what with half the month already gone, but what the hay, eh. Anyway, I’ve done the first three prompts this weekend.
#1- Swift. When I think of the word swift, squirrel comes to mind. I sit on our front stoop and watch the squirrels as they shake a branch and then scramble down the side of the tree to capture the nuts. Then, they scramble again to bury it under a different tree. Repeating the process, nut after nut, after nut. So, here’s my squirrel…
#2- Divided. To be honest, I had some difficulty with this prompt. Too many cliche images in my mind. At the same time, I was surfing through my sketch book and came upon this one (yep, I cheated) that seemed to jump out at me. Divided into it’s individual strands, a rope is weak, easily unraveled, or broken. But, when woven, twisted, braided, the rope become strong… much stronger in fact. This is an anchor rope on a ship I visited. The squared braiding really caught my eye.
#3- Poison. This one was way to easy peasey. So many images come to mind, so little time to draw. So, I went with a quick chemistry experiment. Sorry for the lack of quality with this one. It was drawn in the little 8.5x10ish sketcher I keep in the glove compartment of the car. Drawn while waiting for Hubby to come out from work last eve, 5 minutes tops.