Book lovers and goblins get friendly

I don’t think I’ve posted the mixed media lady above already. Maybe I have!? Anyway, it’s a piece from this summer in watercolour, coloured pencils and whatever else I had on my desk at the time. If anyone wants it, send me a note and it’s yours! Don’t be shy. It’s still freebie month and I haven’t had time to sort out the free art doll templates I promised. It’s been such a crazy, busy work week for me and I have so many art pieces to make this weekend. The callus on my middle finger is actually hurting. Artists can have work related injuries! LOL.

What I’m working on 

I’m still working on lots of game art and have some ugly goblins and orcs on the go. I love drawing the ugly stuff, especially this close to Halloween. Ok…. it’s not that close, I know, but we’re getting there and anyone who knows me well, knows it’s my favourite holiday of the year. I so want to dress up this year but I don’t really have anywhere to go! I’m past the Halloween party age so I’m basically limited to dressing up and handing out candy on the 31st. The thing is, I think my ugly female Darth Maul might terrify the younger kids who come to my door. I might have to rethink this.

I’m also working on some bookmarks to swap with art friends over on IllustratedATCs.com. I thought a set of book lovers loving books would be fun to make. I’ll finish them up this weekend with some colourful watercolours and back them with a sturdy cardstock.

 

October Mash Up!

I love October for both Inktober and for Drawlloween! So much fun for artists. For Inktober, the idea is to draw one prompt each day in pen and ink. For Drawlloween, you also draw a (Halloween inspired) daily prompt but in any medium. It’s pretty hard to finish one of these daily drawing months in full, let alone two, so I’m going for a mash-up. I might try combining the daily prompts in pen and ink.  Works for me! Hope some of you will jump in and join us. It’s unlikely I’ll be able to complete this every day but it’s fun to dive in when I can.

October 2017 Drawing Prompts

This month, I’m blogging along with Effy. Join us!

Comments

  1. Tori

    Your painting is gorgeous. I love the vibrant colors. Liking your goblins and orcs also. I don’t think I’ll be doing Inktober, but I might follow along with Mab Graves if she does Drawlloween this year.

    Visiting from the Artfully Wild Blog Along Group. Have a great weekend!

  2. Linda K

    Your mixed media girl is breathtaking!! The colors and imagery remind me so much of summer – my very favorite season. Wonderful details in the sketches. Happy PPF!

  3. denthe

    Oh, I’ll have to send you a note right away because I would LOVE to see your beautiful mixed media lady in real life. She’s really gorgeous. Can’t believe it’s almost October . I hope I can find the time to play with Inktober, I did it one year (not the full month though) and I loved it. Happy PPF!

  4. rachel

    She is beautiful! I signed up for inktober – at least I’ll get some of them done. I plan to keep myself busy in art all winter – thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Ginette

    OMG Sal! I don’t know if you posted your mixed media lady before but I’m glad you posted her today. She is absolutely gorgeous. You have done such a great job with her! I love the colours and her eyes, oh my! I love how you did the blue and green. She is absolutely lovely and so his her little birdie!

  6. Rachel

    Love love love your artwork and your post, I’ve not heard of drawllaween before I might have to have a go, thank you for the heads up ❤️

  7. Neesie

    This is simply stunning Sal. Such gorgeous colours and details. Congrats on being featured on PPF.
    Drawlloween sounds great … I’ll have to see if I could take part even though I’m currently do quite a few projects.
    Happy PPF to you

  8. JKW

    I love all the bits and pieces you used for her. Exquisite artwork. Congrats on featured this week. Halloween is always fun for me too. Moving to a new area, I’m pretty much limited in where or what to do this year too. Blessings, Janet

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