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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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The InkTober Worldwide Challenge

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October Challenge 2016

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!

 

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.

I am very excited this year to join Jake and participate to this great challenge with artists all over the world! I really would love to create all the 31 ink drawings. Last July I participated and completed my challenge for the “World Watercolor Month”  31 Paintings in 31 Days, very similar to InkTober.  Tomorrow I am ready to start this new challenge with a new sketchbook, inks and my creativity. I will try to post my drawings daily and if happen that I am too busy to post it doesn’t means that I am not drawing then look for to the next day post. Be ready for my new InkTober Gallery.

 

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

The Official 2016 Inktober Prompt List:

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Prompt List

If you like to join the challenge don’t forget to always add the hashtag #INKTOBER2016 post your ink drawing online on your Blog and/or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…add 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!

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

Now let’s get paper and inks and have fun!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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2016 Update – Laptop Fail…

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2016 Laptop Fail…

 

Hello everyone,

sorry I haven’t been posting as usual! There is a reason why and I will tell you all about it!

I just want to give you an update of what’s going on during my early 2016.  In my last “Post of the 2015”  I wrote that I got sick with the Flu, that wasn’t a nice ending of the year, but I got over the Flu very well taking care of me with rest, warm, lots of tea and a great natural recipe made out of “Turmeric and Raw Honey” this magic natural antibiotic did wander for me. I should make a post about it sometimes! 🙂 I also like to thank all of you that left me beautiful and lovely comments to get well soon! Thank you!

Anyway the reason why I am not posting as usual and during the past days I did some reblogs, is because my nearly two years old HP Pavilion Laptop decided to go to sleep and never woke up!!!
Can you imagine how frustrating this can be?  All my digital work and data are on it!!!! 😦

I had to use my Kindle Fire to check my Blog, emails etc… and with a Kindle isn’t easy to type long posts, but I am grateful that I have been able at least to read and reply  to your nice comments, my apologies if I missed someone.

I am pretty good with computers and I did try any advice and suggestions I found online to wake up my laptop. Actually it did woke up 3 times, but after last time seems there is no way for everything I did try. This type of fail seems to happen very often with laptops of all kinds of brands in fact this is the second laptop I own that fail, my first one was from another brand and it lasted five years and same thing happened.

I have to say that I am disappointed this time because I don’t think that a nice laptop from a great brand like HP has to have such a short life less than 2 years! I still hope that there is a way to fix it.

Right now I had no options than get a new computer, which is great of course, this time is not longer a laptop but a great desktop! It wasn’t planned at all for me to buy a new one but I need it for my work and my livelihood. I am sure something great will come out of all this wish me well! 😉

For the end of the next week I will have my new set up and I can go back to my work and new posts!
Also for who wander about my weekly “Fridays Meet and Greet Event” and the “Feature Event on Saturdays” will go back on soon stay tuned because I will choose new Blogs to Feature, stay connected!!! ❤

One last thing Thank You so much to all the recent “Follow” that I received I am full of appreciation!
I did Follow back everyone I could and I will check back your Blogs! Stay connected.

Have a wonderful 2016 together we can keep walking doing great things…
Wish you a wonderful day or night!

-CR

 

 

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This Is My War

I loved to read this post from my friend James Radcliffe …I am sure that every artist and creative can relate to it ! Have a wonderful day! ❤

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I am smack-bang in the middle of the hardest part of my current project.

No longer the fresh excitement and boundless possibilities of the new, nor yet the fragrant and tantalising promise of completion, just the work; the seemingly endless and repetitive no-mans-land of the daily grind.

But still everyday I get up, brew my coffee, and get after it.

This post is about why.

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Meet and Greet…Saturday a New Featured!!!

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Hello everyone, Friday is here and it’s time for another beautiful
Meet and Greet Session!

Many of you amazing followers already are participating to my weekly
“Saturday FEATURED Session”
I just realized, that it is already one month that each Saturday after the Meet and Greet session,
I choose a Blog and to Feature, Introduce and Expose here for one week on my side bar

in a Widget named: You Are FEATURED! Great Blogs!

I am very happy and I thank all of you for helping me with your partecipation,
to make this a very successful weekly event.
I love to share my space and success to highlight Blogs and Bloggers that I admire.
Introducing and helping new ones to expand their horizons and motivations.

Please if you want this chance leave a comment here or a link to one of your post  🙂

This Saturday  we will see who is the next FEATURED! Stay connected… 😉

CR

NOTE:   To everyone that has been Featured here on YesterdayAfter
I designed this image just for you! Please Feel free to grab it
and post it somewhere on your Blog a link back would be a plus!
Thank you

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