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INKTOBER 2018 is Coming Soon – Official Prompt List!

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October Challenge

INKTOBER 2018  31 Days 31 Drawings

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

Anyone can do InkTober just pick up an ink pen and start drawing!

Hello Friends,

InkTober 2018 is coming soon! Are you getting ready for this great challenge of daily drawing?
Time goes fast and I had many beautiful things happening in one year. I am very grateful for everything! This is my 3rd InkTober, I hope to be able to complete the 31 days.  This year I have been very busy with my art and collaborations. For who is new to this InkTober is a fantastic challenge that help to refine your sketching skills and stimulate your creativity at drawing with the daily prompts, it is a great challenge for experienced artists and for beginners, you can choose to follow the Official Prompt list or have your own!

2016 InkTober  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 3 years, then you should remember 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 on my InkTober 2016  Gallery:

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 a feeler of the universal love. Most of my drawings were accompanied by quotes or 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!

Day #24 ONE DOZEN – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

InkTober 2017 Last year I have Joined two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween that is a little more spoocky Halloween themed prompts created by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves!  My daily drawings were inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this was my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time, let me tell you it was pretty challenging and not easy but that was what I wanted to make it harder and extremely challenging and I made it! Creating a lovely Collection of dark themed little spooky drawings which I am very pleased see my whole Gallery Inktober Drawlloween 2018

Day #1 Inktober Drawlloween 2017: Werewolf with a Swift

InkTober 2018 For now I just got the “Official InkTober Prompt List”  I don’t know at this moment what I would be creating. I need to think! This challenge is open to anyone that love sketching with ink pens but for the #worldwatercolorgroup we are free to add a dash of watercolor, I hope that someone of you will join me and millions of other artists around the world. You don’t have to be drawing every day if you can’t, you can do a drawing every other day, or every few days, or one entry a week! Doesn’t has to be a complicate drawing, it will help you to develop a habit and skills.

 

 

Here this is the Story :

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 2018 Official Rules:

 

 

I am very excited to join Jake Parker once again and participate to the challenge! I would be Sharing on the Blog and daily on Instagram @carolinarussoart  I probably would be participating again to  Drawlloween challenge like last year I love both challenges and the only way to make it through is to combine them in a double challenge. I mix the official prompts to make it more challenging to produce a great collection of drawings, or another idea is to alternate the days between the two challenges if anyone will do it let me know.

Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn. I exported here the Official prompt list for the month.

The Official 2018 InkTober Prompt List:

 If you like to join the challenge don’t forget when you post  to always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2017  #INKTOBER  and if you add watercolor hashtag  #worldwatercolorgroup 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!

 

I hope that artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me,
I made this post early to get organized and prepared for October!

Now let’s get sketchbooks, inks, watercolor, pens and brushes and let’s have fun in October! ❤
Leave a comment and let me know if you will participate and what you plan drawing if you know already!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Universal Love – Day 13 #worldwatercolormonth


– Universal Love  –
Day #13 World Watercolor Month 2018

Day 13 – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
I am so sorry that I have been quite and I haven’t posted lately. Not even for this beautiful event this year I am going to create one painting at week I have been very busy lately fulfilling orders for my Scott Hutchison Tribute Portrait.  I also had some very sad days I have lost two pets in the last 10 days so my heart is grieving!

Today painting it is off of the official prompt list.  The title I gave is “Universal Love”  is a watercolor enhanced with gold and fine line work with ink. I love the contrast of the raw sketch style in addition to the watercolor.

Day 13 – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Details about my watercolor paintings:

My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #02 and 03 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

About The event:

#worldwatercolormonth

The World Watercolor Month is a worldwide event that consist in daily watercolor painting 1 painting at day for 31 days, this is the third year of the  World Watercolor Month to know more please read all the details explained by the founder my dear friend Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash

I have proudly participated and completed the two previous editions of The World Watercolor Month you can see my two galleries when it all started in July 2016 and last year July 2017 in these galleries you can see all my paintings from the two previous editions.

 

To see my World Watercolors Month 2018 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery (coming soon)


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2018 would be available for pre-order in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

Use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

I hope you like this new painting let me know what you think and have a wonderful weekend!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2018 Begin! Day 1 Sadie


– Sadie  –
Day #1 World Watercolor Month 2018

WWM18 Day 1 – Sadie – ©CarolinaRusso

The World Watercolor Month 2018 Begin today!

Hello friends here we are again, today is the first day of this inspiring and creative challenging month of July 2018. Day #1 of 31 days of this worldwide event that consist in daily watercolor painting 1 painting at day for 31 days, today begin the third year of the  World Watercolor Month to know more please read all the details explained by the founder of this event my dear friend Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash

I have proudly participated and completed the two previous editions of The World Watercolor Month you can see my two galleries when it all started in July 2016 and last year July 2017 in these galleries you can see all my paintings from the two previous editions.

This year I am not always following the official prompt list and I hope to be able to post my work daily. I am quite busy this month also with commissions and other illustrations I am working on, but I will do my best to post whenever possible.

Today painting is my latest commission that I have been working on, the title is “Sadie” I was requested to create a “Tribute Portrait” in loving memory. I loved to paint her so I wanted Sadie to be my first entry off prompts for this year World Watercolor Month.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

To see my World Watercolors Month 2018 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery (coming soon)


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2018 would be available for pre-order in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

Use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!
Much love to the artists participating  around the world
and a special thanks goes to Charlie!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Last days of Inktober 2017 and MabsDrawlloweenClub Challenges!

– Last Days  –
MabsDrawlloweenClub – InkTober 2017

Day #27 – 28 – 29 – 30 – 31: Double challenge #Drawlloweentober

Day #27 Little Devil – Climb

Day #27 – This day prompts were Little Devil and Climb. I don’t really like to paint devil’s images, but I made this one more thinking at a horned ethereal creature like a fantasy fairy or game character the color red obviously was supposed to be!

Day #28 Villain – Fall

Day #28 – This is my choice for the prompt Villain my painting is inspired by the Disney movie “Maleficent” and she is Angelina Jolie in her character!

Day# 29 and 30 Broom Ride – Spider

Days #29 and #30 – I had to catchup a day so I decided to combine two days using four promps in one drawing! Prompts are: Broom Ride, United, Spider, Found 🖤Today I wrote a short story for this painting!  “Gilda the mysterious witch in a night during Fall, was seen in the sky at night, she was fast riding her broom happily, after she got reunited with her found friend Spider!” ©CR 🖤♥️

Day #31 Tim Burton – Mask

Day# 31 – This is my “Emily” character from the movie “Corps Bride” honoring Tim Burton with this prompt. I haven’t changed Emily character too much, but she has my style touch! This is last painting of this amazing month of October!


Double challenge #mabsdrawlloween #inktober2017 is now ended!
  

 

Hello everyone,
This post is an update including my last four paintings for the double challenge ended yesterday on Halloween day! These paintings were posted on Instagram on time each day but I had not time to post them here on the Blog!
October has been an amazing month each day lots of beautiful art around the world was posted online and shared on social media! Thank you to  artists @jakeparker  for #inktober and  @mabgraves  for inspire, motivate and be able to bring all of us together in this magic month of October! I made beautiful new friends because her challenge  #mabsdrawlloweenclub and I came across amazing artists! I want to thank all my followers old and new you guys are amazing your support means everything to me and help me to keep going! To the new followers, I hope you will stay and keep following because l will create lots of new art! Today I feel so happy looking at what I have created this month but also a little exhausted! I completed the two challenges also #inktober combining the prompts in one painting each day! My Collection of paintings is now already available most of it in Limited Edition Prints on my  Etsy Shop, if you like something check the shop out! I have “Just Reduced” all the prices today and added mini prints 5 x 7 inches  starting at $12!!!! 😉
Have a Happy November everyone and lots of love from me to you! ♥️

Visit my Gallery you can see all my 30 Paintings!


❤ Details about my paintings:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1, Sakura Gold Pen Touch Calligrapher.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee 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 #drawlloweentober

Note: Most of these paintings are now available  on my Etsy Shop!

❤ Feel free to contact me if you like a print of any other entry or that you cannot find on the shop!

 

I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

 

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October Challenge!

Visit my DrawlloweenTober GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Inktober 2017 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 26: Headless Horseman – Squeak

– Headless Horseman – Squeak –
Day #26 MabsDrawlloweenClub – InkTober 2017

Day #26 Headless Horseman – Squeak

 

Day #26: Double challenge #Drawlloweentober   

Prompts:
> MabsDrawlloweenClub: Headless Horseman
> Inktober:  Squeak

This is the painting for Day 26, I had to slow down a little other things did come to my way. Here is my “Headless attached horseman girl” with a squeaking wooden horse and lots of gold! 🖤 Yes I did let creativity run free on these prompts. i don’t really like to paint people without head so hers is re-attached I also decided for a girl as horseman! 😉

****I will grant the 20% off coupon until October 31st also here on purchases made on the Blog! Just contact me if you like anything in my galleries!

Day #26 Headless Horseman – Squeak


❤ Details about my paintings:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1, Sakura Gold Pen Touch Calligrapher.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee 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 #drawlloweentober

❤ Shop Update Include a 20% Off coupon! Most of these paintings are listed as Limited Edition Prints in two sizes on my Etsy Shop!

❤ Feel free to contact me if you like a print of any other entry!

 

I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

 

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October Challenge!

Visit my DrawlloweenTober GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

#INKTOBER, #INKTOBER2017, #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Challenge, Creativity, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Fantasy Art, Illustration, Ink, Ink Drawing, Mabsdrawlloweenclub, Popsurrealism, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors

Inktober 2017 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 25: Black Cat – Ship

– Black Cat – Ship –
Day #25 MabsDrawlloweenClub – InkTober 2017
 

Day # 25 Black Cat – Ship

Day #25: Double challenge #Drawlloweentober   

Prompts:
> MabsDrawlloweenClub: Black Cat
> Inktober: Ship

This is the painting for Day 25 a lover’s eyes painting, just the beautiful yellow eye of a black cat. I love black cats and their eyes are so interesting to paint!

****I will grant the 20% off coupon until October 31st also here on purchases made on the Blog just contact me if you like anything in my galleries!


❤ Details about my paintings:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee 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 #drawlloweentober

❤ Shop Update Include a 20% Off coupon! Most of these paintings are listed as Limited Edition Prints in two sizes on my Etsy Shop!

❤ Feel free to contact me if you like a print of any other entry!

 

I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

 

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October Challenge!

Visit my DrawlloweenTober GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Inktober 2017 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 24: Moon man – Blind

– Moon man – Blind –
Day #24 MabsDrawlloweenClub – InkTober 2017
 

Day #24 Moon man – Blind

Day #24: Double challenge #Drawlloweentober   

Prompts:
> MabsDrawlloweenClub: Moon man
> Inktober: Blind

This is the painting for Day 24 I made it on time and the same day posted on Instagram, I got busy and  had not time to post it here, so today made an update with multiple Blog posts!♥️
This is my Moon man finally finished! In the end I added a dash of silver dust to it and give a beautiful effect! You can’t really see the glittery silver ink on this photo, but I took a mini video to show the glitter spark and post it on Instagram ! 🖤 I did straggle at first with this painting when I started yesterday. I wasn’t satisfied! I had to leave it alone for the night then this morning I got it! ♥️ I hope you guys like it!

***Prints would be available only Hand Embellished to be as close as possible to the Original painting! Message me if you like one! I will grant the 20% off coupon until October 31st also here on purchases made on the Blog just contact me if you like anything in my galleries!


❤ Details about my paintings:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee 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 #drawlloweentober

❤ Shop Update Include a 20% Off coupon! Most of these paintings are listed as Limited Edition Prints in two sizes on my Etsy Shop!

❤ Feel free to contact me if you like a print of any other entry!

 

I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

 

78315df6f0f901f4-weblogo
October Challenge!

Visit my DrawlloweenTober GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com