Inktober 2018 – Day 22

Art, Illustration, Ink, Markers

Inktober 2018 – Day 22. It can be #Expensive to fly. I think Star Trek has it right with a transporter. Maybe one day it will happen. #inktober #inktober2018 @jakeparker #expensive

Inktober 2018 – Day 13

Art, Illustration, Ink

Today’s topic is guarded.

When my son was four he had a plastic dinosaur puppet from Pizza Hut. He would put that dinosaur outside of his bedroom and slam the door. That dinosaur guarded his room while he fumed. I still remember how I giggled. So cute.

#inktober #inktober2018 @jakeparker @inktober #guarded

Inktober 2018 – Day 3

Art, Illustration, Ink

The prompt for today is Roasted. I’ve always trusted my instincts whenever the first thought came to my mind for an idea when I was designing for broadcasting and my first idea was the ROAST BEAST.

When I was a kid, every day we gathered as a family and had dinner together. Home cooked by my Mom. On Sundays we had a roast beef with the gravy and mash potatoes. My Grandma taught my Mother how to put whole cloves of garlic deep inside the roast. Those were coveted slices of garlicky goodness. Carrots and onion filled the bottom of the pan, along with mushrooms! Yum.

When I had my own family we weren’t always able to sit around the dinner table every night due to sports, work and general busyness. I did cook. Eating out every night is expensive with two athletes in the house. Honestly, Taco Bell did have some moments. Although one night I made tacos and I heard from my youngest who was very diplomatic “Mom, I don’t mean to hurt your feelings, but these tacos are not very professional.” So cute.

I instituted Sundays as a day of nothing. No friends, no going anywhere, eating homemade food all day long, movies and no one had to get dressed. Everyone needs a down day.

#inktober #inktober2018 #day3roasted

I’m calling this painting done!


The train station in the very early morning hour. This painting took longer than any painting I’ve ever done. I think I finally understand values and how important they are. I think I will stay in this lane for quite some time. In the meantime I’m going to study colors. Mixing, creating good greys and generally making friends with color. I loved the entire process. I think I’ve discovered true patience in creating.

Here are the steps again

Sketching the cook’s dilemma


Good morning pots. I know they want to be cleaned. I will contemplate them with my Tombow markers. Just a little pen for definition. Thirty minutes. I could have gotten lost in my phone that long. Less phone, more sketching. Onto the pots now.

#sketching #habit #tombowusa #micronpens

Sketching with oatmeal


Those salt and pepper shakers are challenging me. How to keep the integrity of the flower pattern and shading of the shakers themselves. Everything else is just the chorus line to these stars.

And no, I am not drawing with oatmeal. #tombowmarkers #prismacoloredpencils #pigmamicronpens #uniballsingowhitepen