Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Inktober #13, 14, 15 & 16


#Inktober - #13, 14, 15, 16


It was a crazy weekend,
 so I decided to do even smaller drawings
 to keep up with the challenge.

These stiffer hatched sketches have been fun,
but it's time to move on to something different 
for the second half of the month.

I'm craving a little color.

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Pixabay.com


Oh, October!



42 comments:

  1. Ich verstehe dass Du die Farbe vermisst, aber Deine absolut schönen Portraits leben auch ohne Farbe perfekt. Diese Gesichtsausdrücke mit wenigen Strichen - PERFEKTION!

    I don't know semi - fasting is it intermittend fasting?!
    Hope you feel very good with it. I practice the intermittend fasting since 4 years now and I feel very well with it. Just eating no dinner. My last meal is not later than 4 pm. And my breakfast is always after 8 a.m.
    I have lost 40 pounds since I started this in 2014.
    Feel so much healthier now.
    Have a great week Chris!
    Big hugs, Susi

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    1. Thank you, Susi!

      I'm on a plant based fast-mimicking diet - low, low carbs, no grains, no dairy, no sugar, no meat, no rice or starch ... - very low calorie for 5 days. Then I'll switch over to the Keto diet. I usually stay on the Keto diet with intermittent fasting unless I start eating junk and my weight creeps up (like now). It's my own fault that I gained ten pounds over the summer, but I will lose it before it gets more out of control.
      I'm thrilled you've had such success with intermittent fasting. It just makes so much sense - such a healthy thing to do.

      Hoping you have a great week, too, Susi. Hugs back to you! Please keep posting pics of meals on your blog!

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    2. Good luck with this dear Chris! Sounds like you have found a good way to find balance- that's something we need to feel well!
      Happy weekend ahead! I just post meals at Tuesdays for TSFT meeting as Imostly always participate in this event - otherwise I try to not posting much of non mixed media stuff . People would get bored about what I eat I fear, hihi.


      Lots of LOVE

      Susi

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  3. These are wonderful, looking forward to seeing the colour ones.

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  4. they are gorgeous drawings. You are so clever.

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  5. ooh colour inks coming up??

    great smaller works :) they don't look stiff to me, the many lines give them lots of movement :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer.
      I don't know what's coming up. I just bought some colored inks to use on Yupo. Am also looking to re-link to an online class I took a while back. The teacher just smeared some color on paper and then drew over it in ink. I should keep my mouth shut until I actually do something :)

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  6. I've enjoyed your wonderful ink drawings. I can't help choosing a favorite here...lower left. I think we are all craving some color. I loved your last week's quote - "My favorite color is October."

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    1. Thanks, Chip Butter.
      I know you love October :}

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  7. Thank u, Chris, for sharing a lovely work and post. Enjoy Oct. Btw, your changed profile looks nice. Cheers, Sadami

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    1. Thanks, Sadami.
      My old profile picture was at least five years old.

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  8. Chris thank you for leaving me a message after the hurricane. It's a long recovery process for those hit hardest.. I think we were lucky at least to not lose our homes..
    lovin your Inktober posts. !

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    1. Barbra, I can't imagine how much your community has suffered. So relieved you were not hurt & did not lose your home.
      You guys will remain in our prayers.
      And thanks.

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  9. Hi came from Low Carb. I haven't tried working with inks, I do way to many mistake in my art and drawing. Always or seem that erasing.
    If you have time stop in for a cup of coffee

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    1. Nice to meet you, Dora! Thanks for the invite.
      An eraser is my best friend. These portraits are always drawn in lightly with a pencil & corrected with an eraser before I put down the ink. I wouldn't be doing the challenge if I couldn't use an eraser.

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  10. Oh yes, this wonderfully colourful sun october makes all colours shine so beautifully - that must make you want colour!
    But your black and white drawings are always beautiful even without color!
    best regards - Ulrike

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    1. Yes, I think the photographs and the beautiful colors around our landscape make me want more color.
      And thank you, Ulrike :}

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  11. These are lovely too - I love small formats they seem more intimate especially for portraits. The strokes look more rapid too which has given them a pleasing edge. I admire your dedication to the every day challenge.

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  12. Amazingly done dear Chris!

    your art is plausible and so beautiful !

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    1. Thank you, Baili, for your lovely comment.

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  13. Wonderful. A great talent.

    God bless you.

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  14. Lovely art again Chris, and that picture from pixabay is stunning...
    I like your new profile picture too.

    Hope your week is going well.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan.
      The other profile picture was a little dated - about 5 years old.

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  15. I love working small. Perfect tiny bites of art, Chris!

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  16. Beautiful small portraits , so expressfull even with a few traits . Yeah October...!

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    1. Thanks, Jane!
      Yes, my favorite time of the year :}

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  17. Awesome small portraits Chris! October is certainly full of color...so I look forward to seeing your October works....

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  18. The drawings are beautiful-and I'm waiting for your colors to show!!

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  19. The top four portraits are lovely! But I understand you crave color. Can't wait what you will do!

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  20. These remind me of a famous drawing of, I think, Mata Hari.

    Expressive, amazing how you caught her!

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  21. Very expressful small portraits, you are an artist!

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