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Happy Thanksgiving!

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To all my followers and blogger friends wishing a wonderful and serene Thanksgiving!
May Joy, Love and Gratitude fill your heart,

Shine Your Light Bright!

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Until the next post have great days!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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One year later…I am back!

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Happy November!
I am back… I hope to find you all well!  I can’t believe one year has passed since my latest post in October 2020. To all my dearest followers and blog friends, sorry I suddenly disappeared without say anything. Today I am checking in briefly to let you know that I am fine and all is well, I just took a long break from blogging. A needed time to recharge and look within, to stay balanced and focused.   I have been active posting my work only on one social media platform: Instagram,  some of you that follow me there knows and I thank you for your ongoing support. During this year, I have been painting, drawing and creating my work as usual. I have more new watercolor paintings to share with you from time to time in my future blog posts. At the moment I am working on my Christmas Art.
The painting featured in today post is my watercolor “Mermaid Moria” goddess of the third eyed mermaids, they have the ability to see beyond the veil of reality.

This painting is available as hand enhanced prints in my ETSY Shop

❤ Details about my painting:
 Supplies used for my watercolor Ink painting, ink pen used MICRON Black ink #005, dark Red ink #1.  Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 – French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper 100% Cotton for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

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I love to know how are you doing? Share what you’re up to in the comments!
Until the next post,
hold to the light and open your heart!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Inktober 2020 Double Challenge Days 3 to 7

Day 7 Vampire – Fancy

Day 7:  Vampire – Fancy
Double Challenge combined prompts #Drawlloweentober 
Inktober:  Fancy
MabsDrawlloweenClub:  Vampire

This is my Vampire for today Day 7 and first week of challenges! I made my 7 drawings. Sorry I haven’t had time to post here on the Blog but I did post daily on Instagram.  In this post I will include also my previous drawings for days 6, 5, 4 and 3 so that you can see them all! Let me know which one is your favorite! I love to read your comments! ❤

Day 6 Familiar – Rodent

 

Day 5 Witch Blade

 

Day 4 Poison – Radio

 

Day 3 Changeling – Bulky

🖤 I have listed in my Etsy Shop my first 3 days Prints of my drawings, more are coming soon check it out! CarolinaRussoArt ETSY Shop

❤ Details about my drawings:
 Supplies used for my Ink drawing, ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01, #03, #005, dark Red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper 100% Cotton for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ About these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. I usually Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Mabsdrawlloween this one is a little bit more spooky, Halloween themed. The challenge is created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words  creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”   this is my plan to be able to join and create my drawings daily for both amazing challenges at the same time.  If you would like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

Follow me on  Instagram  @carolinarussoart

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Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Inktober 2020 Double Challenge Day 2: Pumpkin – Wisp

Day 2 Pumpkin – Wisp

Day 2:  Wisp – Pumpkin
Double Challenge combined prompts #Drawlloweentober 
Inktober:  Wisp
MabsDrawlloweenClub:  Pumpkin

I loved to create today drawing finding a way to combine the pumpkins and a wisp. I am happy with what I came up with and love it! I hope you do too!

❤ Details about my drawings:
 Supplies used for my Ink drawing, ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01, #03, #005, dark Red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper 100% Cotton for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ About these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. I usually Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Mabsdrawlloween this one is a little bit more spooky, Halloween themed. The challenge is created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words  creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”   this is my plan to be able to join and create my drawings daily for both amazing challenges at the same time.  If you would like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

Follow me on  Instagram  @carolinarussoart

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Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Inktober 2020 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 1: Fish – Werewolf

Day 1 Fish – Werewolf

Day 1:  Fish – Werewolf
Double Challenge combined prompts #Drawlloweentober 
Inktober:  Fish
MabsDrawlloweenClub:  Werewolf

It’s that creative time again welcome October!
This month brings some of the most loved drawing challenges Inktober  begins today!
This is my 5th year participating and once again I decided to create my drawings inspired by the official prompts of my  two favorite challenges (read my previous post here)
The challenge Mabsdrawlloweenclub is usually inspired by dark folklore and legend’s characters it has an Halloween theme.  Inktober prompts can be anything usually common things. I find it  interesting to see what I am able to create also when sometimes the two prompts of the day aren’t easy to combine! Doing an Hybrid challenge will refine creativity and skills!

For today drawing I had to combine Werewolf and Fish I guess I did it nicely and I am happy with my painting! I am not so much inspired by dark creepy or scary characters so I try to make them look less scary and more nice :-). I have created my Werewolf in a lovely female form taking a bath at the full moon light enjoying the company of a lovely Koi Fish.

❤ Details about my drawings:
 Supplies used for my Ink drawing, ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01, #03, #005, dark Red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper 100% Cotton for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ About these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. I usually Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Mabsdrawlloween this one is a little bit more spooky, Halloween themed. The challenge is created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words  creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”   this is my plan to be able to join and create my drawings daily for both amazing challenges at the same time.  If you would like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

Follow me on  Instagram  @carolinarussoart

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Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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INKTOBER 2020 – October Drawing Challenges Official Prompt Lists

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October Challenge

COMING SOON!
“INKTOBER 2020 
31 Days 31 Drawings”

Since 2009 in  October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

InkTober 2020
October is coming soon! And it means that artists around the world will participate to this great and inspiring drawing challenge.  This is my 5th year of InkTober, I will do all my best to create as much as possible and I hope to be able to complete the 31 days.  This year honestly I have no idea how I will approach the two challenges! Usually in the past few years I have followed the Official prompt lists and to make it more challenging and intriguing I combined the two challenges in one, combining the prompts! Not easy to do. Sometimes the two prompts aren’t a good match but that’s were creativity do the magic! Right now, I am navigating ideas  trying to make plans, not sure I want to combine the two challenges together. If not, I need to pick one, or not follow the official prompts and make my own list….lots to think for me! Your suggestions are welcome! ❤

Jake Parker the illustrator and creator of Inktober  released the new “Official Prompt List 2020” and I love to post it here so that you have some time until October 1st to plan and get ready!

Inktober 2020 Official Prompt List

My Inktober history:

2016  following the “Official Prompt List” I have created a “Fantasy Character Design”  which I love, her name is ©Ylia.  I have illustrated her adventures inspired by the daily prompts and developed her character and story throughout the month. If you follow me from the last 4 years, then you should remember my character Ylia,  the pic below shows one of my entry and you can see her. If you like to see more check all the other entries about her on my InkTober 2016  Gallery:

Day #12 – WORRIED – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

I had fun to create ©Ylia, she is a futuristic kind of “Superhero Warrior” with a nod to the past, she is a Messenger of “Love and Peace” and a creature of the universe that fight for the universal love. Most of my drawings were accompanied by quotes and Haiku poems that I wrote. Maybe one day I will publish an illustrated book of @Ylia Adventures! I would love that!  We will see what the future brings!

2017 I have Joined the two challenges InkTober and MabsDrawlloweenClub this one is a little more spoocky – Halloween theme prompts are created by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves!  My daily drawings were inspired by the combination of the two challenges daily prompt words creating my own hybrid challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this was my idea to enable me to join both challenges daily creating one drawing. And well it was pretty challenging, not easy but I wanted to make it harder to stimulate creativity in a different way and I made it! The outcome was a lovely collection of dark themed spooky drawings which I am very pleased!

My drawing “Frankenstein Bride” of this series become my first Die Cut Sticker

And if you like see more click the link of my  Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2017

Day #2 Goblin Divided – Supplies

2018 I have joined again the two challenges, I really love both and the community of artists around these two challenges. I didn’t want to miss them so I’ve participated with my hybrid mixing the prompts and my own hashtag is  #drawlloweentober  you can see my Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018

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Day 29 – Double, Mary Shelley ©CarolinaRusso

2019 Once again last year I have combined the prompts of the two challenges here you can see some of my drawings! To see all the drawings visit my Drawlloweentober 2019 Gallery

InKtober – Mabsdrawlloween club 2019

Settember 1st 2020  both challenges Official Prompt Lists were released on September 1st. Here there is also the MadsDrawlloweenClub2020 Prompt List  artist Mab Graves list is always inspired and dedicated to the Halloween theme.

Mabsdrawlloween 2020 Official Prompt List

My Favorite Supplies:
I use  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – Bee Paper for Watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Micron or COPIC pens Black, Brown, Dark Red inks #01, #005, White SAKURA Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Pocket Brush blak ink, ALVIN Mab Graves Draft/Matic Pencils , Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks.
(FYI This is not a sponsored post I purchase all my supplies and I am sharing what I like and use)

My Supplies!

Join us: these Challenges are open to anyone that love sketching with ink pens and if you’re member of the #worldwatercolorgroup you’re free to add a dash of watercolor. I hope that some of you will try this and join me and thousands of other artists around the world. You don’t have to be drawing every day if you don’t have time. You can drawing every other day, or every few days, or one entry a week! Doesn’t has to be a complicate drawing, it can be a small sketch, it will help you to develop a habit and refine your skills. Btw if you’re not crazy like me you don’t have to participate to both challenges just pick one! 😉 Good luck everyone hope to see you in October!

Here is the INKTOBER Story and Rrules:
Illustrator Jake Parker is the creator of this great challenge and initiative started in October 2009. Jake created InkTober as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Here are the Official Rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019
4) Repeat
That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.

I am very excited to join once again and participate to the challenges! I would be sharing my progress here on the Blog and daily on Instagram @carolinarussoart  Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn about Inktober.  If you like to join these challenges don’t forget when you post your drawing online always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2020  #INKTOBER  if you choose Mab Graves challenge add #mabsdrawlloweenclub2020 and if you add watercolor hashtag  #worldwatercolorgroup2020 post your ink drawing online on your Blog and/or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…add all the tags to any place you share your drawings online! Phew….I made it to the end of this long post! ❤

You can find some of my past Inktober drawings available as Open Edition Signed Prints in my ETSY Shop

#carolinarussoart 

I hope that artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me,
There is time to get organized and prepare yourself for for October! Please share your plans or ideas I would love to know!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Watercolor – Queen Flower

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso


Exploring a new idea 

Today I am excited to share with you one of my latest watercolor painting having the title  ” Queen Flower”.
I painted in my traditional signature style in watercolor and ink but this time not on the usual watercolor paper. I came across this 10 inches diameter paper lace doily at home and my first thought was to make a ink drawing on it! I love to explore new artistic and creative ways to paint, testing papers or surfaces and see how watercolor works especially on unusual ones! I am always driven to try new techniques and materials. I have to say that the combination of watercolor and ink pen did work really well without any bleeding through the paper! I am happy and pleased with the outcome! The watercolor looks great on this paper doily, the original painting is lovely and would look great with a floating frame.  I will sure create more paintings on paper doilies in the future.

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

The Original Painting is Available for sale!
If you are interested in this Original Watercolor painting or if you have any question please Contact me.

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

 

Artist’s details about the painting:
 .I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.5mm by ALVIN for my sketch. I painted on a 10 inch Paper Doily, I used  French Artists Watercolor by  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle. Ink pen COPIC Multiliner #01 and a SAKURA White Gelly Roll pen.


You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries here on my Blog you find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my collections of watercolors paintings and illustrations are always available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints  here on my Blog!

❤ Please follow me on my Instagram dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart 

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Have a great weekend!

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Christmas Arrived…

A special thanks goes to my dear friend Erika Kind for loving my art and for this beautiful post! ❤

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… or at least the first vibes in the form of a beautiful painting of our lovely and so very talented Carolina of YesterdayAfter.

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Inktober 2019 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 7: Enchanted – Yokai

Day 7 Enchanted – Yokai ©Carolina Russo

Bells sound in the wood
darkness mist a red ribbon is dancing
enchanted songs of a Yokai

5.7.5 Haiku 5.7.5 Haiku ©CarolinaRusso

 

 

Day 7:  Enchanted – Yokai
Double Challenge combined prompts #Drawlloweentober2019 
Inktober:  Enchanted
MabsDrawlloweenClub2019:  Yokai

Today drawing is inspired by the Japanese Mythology and Folklore “Yōkai (妖怪, ghost, phantom, strange apparition) are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons in Japanese folklore. The word yōkai is made up of the kanji for “bewitching; attractive; calamity” and “spectre; apparition; mystery; suspicious” (source WikipediA)
The combination of the two prompts  Enchanted and Yokai is great together! I hope you love my “Kiko the Enchanted Yokai” Her name is Kiko and she is very mysterious! I also wrote an Haiku for this drawing!

❤ Details about my drawings: Supplies used for my Ink drawing ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #, brown #003. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on  Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches. .

❤ Details about these Challenges: Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. (read my previous post) Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. This Year I will Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween is a little more spoocky Halloween themed created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this is my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time,  if you like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober2019

❤ ❤ ❤ See all my drawings in my New Drawlloweentober 2019 Gallery 

❤ All my drawings in this Series would be available for pre-order as Limited and Open Edition Prints in my Blog  SHOP! 

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

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Have a great week and happy drawings!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Inktober 2019 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 6: Husky – Black Dog

Day 6 Husky – Black Dog ©CarolinaRusso

 

Day 6:  Husky – Black Dog
Double Challenge combined prompts #Drawlloweentober2019 
Inktober:  Husky
MabsDrawlloweenClub2019:  Black Dog

Today drawing is a black Husky dog prompts combined greatly! I like to think at a Spirit Animal. I made the drawing in black ink with a touch of watercolor and gold on the moon I think looks pretty nice! I haven’t created yet the quote that goes with it I need to write one and if I do I will post it here.

 

❤ Details about my drawings: Supplies used for my Ink drawing ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #, brown #003. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on  Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches. .

❤ Details about these Challenges: Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. (read my previous post) Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. This Year I will Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween is a little more spoocky Halloween themed created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this is my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time,  if you like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober2019

❤ ❤ ❤ See all my drawings in my New Drawlloweentober 2019 Gallery 

❤ All my drawings in this Series would be available for pre-order as Limited and Open Edition Prints in my Blog  SHOP! 

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

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Have a great weekend and happy drawings!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com