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2017 InkTober 31 Days 31 Drawings!

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October Challenge

 

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 a pen and start drawing!

Hello everyone InkTober 2017 is behind the corner I can’t believe how fast time goes! Last year I loved to participate to this amazing challenge which gave me the opportunity to refine my sketchy skills and creativity!  During the event, following the “Official Prompt List” I have created a fantasy character her name is ©Ylia and I have illustrated her adventures inspired by the prompt words. If you follow me before last year, then you remember Ylia, here there is one of my 2016 InkTober entry so that you can see her, also if you like you can see all the other entries on my InkTober 2016  Gallery:

Day #17 – BATTLE – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

I loved to create Ylia, she is a futuristic kind of superhero- warrior with a nod to the past, she is also a Messenger of “Love and Peace” most of my drawings were accompanied by quotes or Haiku that I wrote. Maybe one day I will publish an illustrated book of @Ylia Adventures! We will see what the future brings! For now I just got the InkTober  2017 “Official Prompt list”  I don’t know yet what I would be creating, I need to brainstorm! 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 this year, 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 is the Story of this event: 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 2017 Official Rules:

Jake Parker Official Rules

I am very excited this year to join Jake once again and participate to this great challenge with artists all over the world! Sharing on the Blog and on Instagram @carolinarussoart I really would love to create all the 31 ink drawings but I think I wont have much time this year, because I would be participating also to another challenge event (I will tell you about this later on!) So I will pick all the prompts that inspire me to produce great drawings.

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 2017 InkTober Prompt List:

InkTober 2017 Official 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 my friends artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me, that’s why I made this post early in advance so that you all can get prepared!

Now let’s get paper, inks, watercolor and have fun in October! ❤

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 13 – Unseen (Off Prompt) #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Unseen  –
Day #13 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 13 – Unseen (Off Prompt) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today painting is an off prompt and my title is “Unseen” I hope that you like this piece it was one of those days where I had to deal with not being greatly satisfied with what I was painting! But in the end I am ok with the way it turned out! Maybe it is just me today having an odd day or being too critical to myself. I started this painting having not idea of what to paint, then I wanted to stay on my path for this series of portraits that I am making! Then I just started to put colors quickly on the paper and let the water flow and here it is…that’s art life!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. Gold Jelly Roll pen. 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 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Keep being inspired!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 12 – Golden Evenings #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Golden Evenings –
Day #12 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 12 – Golden Evenings – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today prompt is  “Golden Evenings” I painted a semi- abstract  portrait in a soft and delicate color palette. The girl is looking dreamy at beauty of the sky and it is surrounded by golden spheres which they represent her dreams. The gold it is always difficult to photograph, so I took two photos, hopefully in the second one you can see the the gold sparkle! I haven’t used gold ink this time because I wanted obtain a almost transparent effect, not so bold for this I used the Japanese watercolors Kuretake Gansai the 36 color set which include some metallic. I am happy with the result I like the lightness of the gold and how the portrait turned out!

Day 12 – Golden Evenings – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle, the gold is Kuretake Gansai watercolors (Japan),   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 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Custom Portraits, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Day 11 – Summer Views (Naples – Italy) #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Summer Views (Naples – Italy) –
Day #11 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 11 – Summer Views (Naples – Italy) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today prompt is  “Summer Views” I had not much time but I managed to paint a view of my native hometown Napoli (Naples) where I was born in my native country Italy!  I painted this by memory of a view so familiar to me and in my treasured memories. I haven’t visit back in a while but I am sure it all still the same. This is a beautiful view of the Naples Gulf and of the ancient Castle in the sea  named Castel Dell’Ovo, one of the symbols of the City, on the background there is the Volcano  Mount Vesuvius very well know for the history  of Pompeii. in Italian is called Vesuvio luckly is sleeping! 😉 ❤

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 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup
#drawabirdday

Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Custom Portraits, Doodlewash, Draw A Bird Day, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Ocean, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Day 10 – Beach Days #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Beach Days  –
Day #10 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 10 – Beach Days – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today  prompt is “Beach Days” I can’t believe I made day 10 these paintings are not sketches they have lots of pen work and details they take a lot of time but this  year I wanted to set my goal pretty high for myself, it is a challenge inside the challenge that I am doing daily. I really want to have a great collection of paintings at the end of the month. For today painting I wanted to create an underwater vision,  I love the world under the ocean. In my past I got scuba diving certified and had beautiful visions and experiences under the sea!

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 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Have a wonderful week everyone! ❤

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Ocean, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Day 9 – Summer Tunes (The Twilight Sad) #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Summer Tunes (The Twilight Sad)  –
Day #9 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 9 – Summer Tunes (The Twilight Sad) – Original Watercolor Ink Painting ©Carolina Russo

Today painting prompt is “Summer Tunes” this has been a very nice and fun prompt for me to  paint and illustrate in a comic cartoons 50’s looking style. This painting is inspired by the album covers of one of my favorite bands nowadays  Scottish  “The Twilight Sad” I don’t know the name of who created the original covers, I wish I knew to be able to give credit. This is my vision and reinterpretation combining two of their album covers together as watercolor painting with ink outline. If you are a fan of this band then you know exactly about these album covers! 😉 This painting it is also created as part of my Collection “Art For Music” it is also my second painting dedicated to this band. I love their music and it is for sure my go to Summer Tunes and all year round with few other amazing bands I love.

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 .

For your knowledge and curiosity here I will post the images of the two original covers:

 

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup #ArtForMusic

Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Art For Music, Challenge, Creativity, Custom Portraits, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, Music, My Paintings, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Day 8 – Cooling Off #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Cooling Off  –
Day #8 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 8 – Cooling Off – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This is a late post and this painting is for the prompt “Cooling Off” since I took the photo in evening, the light wasn’t great sorry about that, but I will retake the photo tomorrow with daylight and make a switch with a better photo on this post! This painting is a watercolor and graphite her face is graphite I like the combination! This painting since has birds is also my monthly entry for #drawabirdday .

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 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup
#drawabirdday

Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Custom Portraits, Doodlewash, Draw A Bird Day, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Graphite, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Ocean, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Day 7 – Frida Kahlo Portrait #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Frida Kahlo Portrait  –
Day #7 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 7 – Frida Kahlo Portrait (Off Prompt)- Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today painting is an off prompt! I decide instead to paint a tribute portrait to Surrealist Artist “Frida Kahlo” this is a commemorative month since yesterday was her birthday. Artist all over the world are giving their tribute. I made my portrait in my style but something a little different from my usual, it has the Surrealist touch, I painted inspired by her life story and by several of her original paintings like ” Self-Portrait With Bonito -1941″, “The Broken Column -1944”, “The Deer Wondered – 1946″, ”  Elements like flowers, animals, arrows and internal body parts are often appearing in her paintings as her creative and unique way of artistic expression.

Frida Kahlo mostly painted self portraits one of her famous quotes says: “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best” 

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 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Custom Portraits, Doodlewash, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Ocean, Sketch, Surrealism Art, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Day 6 – On The Boardwalk #WorldWatercolorMonth


– On The Boardwalk  –
Day #6 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 6 – On The Boardwalk – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today painting prompt is “On The Boardwalk” this is a very nice prompt to illustrate. I love the ocean and I always loved a relaxing walk on the boardwalk, feeling the ocean breeze and loose my sight in the horizon looking at the beautiful sky, enjoying the company of the Seagulls and often have them coming really close! My painting remind me these lovely moments!

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 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Custom Portraits, Doodlewash, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Ocean, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Day 5 – Summer Skies #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Summer Skies  –
Day #5 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 5 – Summer Skies – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today painting prompt is “Summer Skies” today my inspiration goes to a gold sun and a portrait of the beautiful sky I think she is lovely with her hair as clouds! I loved to paint this one!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. Gold Sakura Pen Touch. 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 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

This is going to be an amazing month keep painting!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Fantasy Art, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

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