Double. For me, hearing things when I was little took on double meanings. When we were little my mother would say in her very heavy Brooklyn, New York accent, “Don’t look a giftoss in the mouth.” For years I never knew what that meant, until I heard “Don’t look a GIFT HORSE in the mouth.” Years later, my brothers and I were comparing things we had heard growing up. This giftoss brought lots of laughter. We laughed even harder when our youngest brother thought it was a sexual reference. HA! #doingthework #successhabits #inktober #inktober2018 @jakeparker #discipline #ineeddeadlines #double
I’ve only been looking at the prompts for Inktober the day of so I can be quick about what to create. Last night I glanced at the list and it is Chicken today.
A lot of problem solving and AHA’s come to me while doing the dishes and I knew I wanted to paint one of my rooster photos.. This is what happens in our house; I call out, “Honey, is a rooster a chicken or is a rooster just a rooster?” Husband answers, “Is a man a human, or is a man just a man?” Problem solved.
Just trying to be true to the challenge, my first rooster chicken. I can see where I can improve. This is progress.
Once again Strathmore Pastel 400 series, salmon color, 9 x 12. Funny how white turns out blue against this paper. #HTP31in31
It’s finally done! This project took a little over three months to create. The best part about finishing and delivering these posters are the smiles I leave behind. It gives me so much joy….and I deserve that after the sleepless nights thinking about arranging everything to drawing all day. I got so focused that I had to put a timer on to walk during the day. I have a quote written above my computer monitor, “Movement is Life.” It reminds me to have balance.
I draw each building separately and then place them in relation to each other. There were graphic challenges along the way…rearranging some buildings towards the end of the project, redrawing some, adjusting colors. I also learned a lot. All part of the process. Life is better with good challenges. My favorite part is drawing the people. The fisherman is my husband who inspired me. He’ll get that whale some day.
Fun Illustration of the City of Lynchburg, Virginia. 24″ x 36″
Paul goes for the whale!