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Is this thing on?

We have had a lot of fun these last few months. We have taken some time to goof off, hang out with friends, even try out some of the local attractions like river floating where I about died. Girl2 has spent most of her time being a teenage girl hanging with friends and talking about how stupid everything is and how she and her friends will do it differently. Let’s all hope that’s true.

She received the gift of a digital drawing board for her birthday this summer and has spent an increasing amount of time learning to use it and draw anime. This has inspired her to also draw in her sketchbook more and to actually paint on canvases. Michael’s had a special BOGO sale and we stocked up!

And this kid has been painting her fool heart out!

Because SHE’S been doing it, Boy2 has also been sketching and painting a lot more recently. He doesn’t want me to show his yet (they’re a surprise for My Beautiful, Young Bride). But it has also had me opening my sketchbook as well.

Even to the point that we did a journal video and uploaded it to the youtubes!

And the whole time they were telling me about how they wanted to do a show. We haven’t done a show in a very long time. We had a long talk about it and have decided to start them up with a bit of a different format. Yes we will still do some art journaling, but that won’t be our only focus. We’re going to throw in some fine art episodes, mini paintings, watercolor, figurative works, and faces. We’re going to be live on http://www.twitch.tv/blade21292 on Thursdays. We’ll probably go live around 6:30pm US central time, and get started around 7. The live show will not be saved, but will be edited and uploaded to the youtube later. Be sure and send your easels to blade@artisticbiker.com so I can show off what you’ve been doing. Together we’ll use your works to inspire others because that is ALL this is about!

Watercolor Wednesday 10OCT2018

On Wednesdays, I practice watercolors.

Watercolor Wednesday #dailypractice #watercolor #watercolour

Fox

Watercolor Wednesday #dailypractice #watercolor #watercolour

IT Chick

Watercolor Wednesday #dailypractice #watercolor #watercolour

Baby Penguin

Watercolor Wednesday #dailypractice #watercolor #watercolour

Tiny Dancer

Watercolor Wednesday #dailypractice #watercolor #watercolour

Ginger Negligee

Watercolor Wednesday #dailypractice #watercolor #watercolour

Poofy Dress

Watercolor Wednesday #dailypractice #watercolor #watercolour

Reclining woman

Watercolor Wednesday #dailypractice #watercolor #watercolour

Ginger nude

Figure Drawing Tuesdays 09OCT2018

On Tuesdays, I have been going to figure drawing lab. This week’s model was Tanya. Not only is she gorgeous, she has FABULOUS poses! Here are this week’s efforts:

#figuredrawing #lifedrawing #nudeart #inkbrush #brushpen #ilovemybrushpen #i<3brushpens #watercolor #watercolour #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing

2 min Ink brush and watercolor figure drawing

#inkbrush #brushpen #ilovemybrushpen #i<3brushpens #watercolor #watercolour #figuredrawing #lifedrawing #nudeart #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

2 min Ink brush and watercolor figure drawing

#figuredrawing #lifedrawing #nudeart #inkbrush #brushpen #ilovemybrushpen #i<3brushpens wa #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

5 min Ink brush and watercolor figure drawing

#figuredrawing #lifedrawing #nudeart #inkbrush #brushpen #ilovemybrushpen #i<3brushpens #watercolor #watercolour #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

5 min Ink brush and watercolor figure drawing

#figuredrawing #lifedrawing #nudeart #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #inkbrush #brushpen #ilovemybrushpen #i<3brushpens #watercolor #watercolour #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

5 min Ink brush and watercolor figure drawing

#figuredrawing #lifedrawing #nudeart #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #inkbrush #brushpen #ilovemybrushpen #i<3brushpens #watercolor #watercolour #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

10 min Ink brush and watercolor figure drawing

#figuredrawing #lifedrawing #nudeart #inkbrush #brushpen #ilovemybrushpen #i<3brushpens #watercolor #watercolour #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

10 min Ink brush and watercolor figure drawing

#figuredrawing #lifedrawing #nudeart #inkbrush #brushpen #ilovemybrushpen #i<3brushpens #watercolor #watercolour #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

10 min Ink brush and watercolor figure drawing

Mondays are for mini paintings

On Mondays, I have been painting on the faces of playing cards. For the last few weeks, I have been running through the alphabet. So here are the first seven weeks’ paintings…

A is for Alcohol

Acrylic on a playing card#acrylic #minipainting #micropainting #atc #artisttradingcard #artcard

Mondays are for mini paintings A is for Alcohol

Bees are for Honey

Acrylic on a playing card#acrylic #minipainting #micropainting #atc #artisttradingcard #artcard

Mondays are for mini paintings Bees are for Honey

C is for Sea

Acrylic on a playing card#acrylic #minipainting #micropainting #atc #artisttradingcard #artcard

Mondays are for mini paintings C is for Sea

D is for Dawn

Acrylic on a playing card#acrylic #minipainting #micropainting #atc #artisttradingcard #artcard

Mondays are for mini paintings D is for Dawn

E is for Em & Ems

Acrylic on a playing card#acrylic #minipainting #micropainting #atc #artisttradingcard #artcard

Mondays are for mini paintings E is for Em & Ems

F is for Flamingos (or, as Girl2 called them, Fratangos)

Acrylic on a playing card#acrylic #minipainting #micropainting #atc #artisttradingcard #artcard

Mondays are for mini paintings F is for Flamingos

G is for Goldfish

Acrylic on a playing card
#acrylic #minipainting #micropainting #atc #artisttradingcard #artcard

Mondays are for mini paintings G is for Goldfish

Inktober2018 Week 1

Once again it is time for #inktober where artists from around the world and all skill levels come together online to commit to at least one daily drawing, maybe in ink, loosely based on a set of prompts… or not. There are no actual rules, just an idea and there are 1000s of us participating. The official Inktober2018 facebook page has 32K members.

This year I will attempt all of the prompts as pin-ups. It helps if you imagine them all as gingers…

This year’s prompts are at the bottom.

1. Poison

#inktober2018 @inktober @jakeparker #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #fountainpen #fountainpendrawing #fountainpensketch #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

Inktober2018 day 1: Poison

Day 2: Tranquil

#inktober2018 @inktober @jakeparker #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #fountainpen #fountainpendrawing #fountainpensketch #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

Inktober2018 day 2: Tranquil

Day 3: Roasted

#inktober2018 @inktober @jakeparker #fountainpen #fountainpendrawing #fountainpensketch #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

Inktober2018 day 3: Roasted

Day 4: Spell

#inktober2018 @inktober @jakeparker #fountainpen #fountainpendrawing #fountainpensketch #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

Inktober2018 day 4: Spell

Day 5: Chicken

#inktober2018 @inktober @jakeparker #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #fountainpen #fountainpendrawing #fountainpensketch #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

Inktober2018 day 5: Chicken

Day 6: Drool

#inktober2018 @inktober @jakeparker #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #fountainpen #fountainpendrawing #fountainpensketch #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

Inktober2018 day 6: Drool

Day 7: Exhausted

#inktober2018 @inktober @jakeparker #sketch #sketchartist #sketching #drawing #fountainpen #fountainpendrawing #fountainpensketch #pinup #pinupartist #figuredrawing #drawinggirl

Inktober2018 day 7: Exhausted

2018 Prompts list from @Jake parker

#inktober2018 @inktober @jakeparker

2018 Inktober Prompts