Inktober 2019 Days 6-10

I’m doing Inktober again in my small sketchbook Canson art book universal (14×21 cm / 4×6 in), in which I used half pages every day.

Day 6: “Husky”

Black and grey ink drawing of a smiling husky dog. The tongue is red and there is a grey circle around him.

Black ink line maker, red ballpoint pen, grey ink brush pen.

Day 7: “Enchanted

Drawing of a white stag in a forest. The animal is surrounded by trees of various shades of black to indigo to pale blue and the background is light pink.

Indigo ink Cambio brushpen, from the October Sketchbox, mixed with water to create perspective, black Pentel Brushpen.

Day 8: “Frail”

Black outline of Rosie the riverter, arm raised and rolling up her sleeve. The background if done with filler motifs in indigo.

On Ada Lovelace day, I chose to draw “Rosie the riveter”, an iconic representation of how crucial women are. Black ink brush pen, indigo ink Cambio brush pen.

Day 9: “Swing”

Silhouettes of a smiling man and woman dancing drawn on tracing paper glued to my artbook. The ink stamp and theme are visible underneath.

Silhouettes of a woman and man dancing, done on tracing paper with my black ink Pentel Brushpen.

Day 10: “Pattern

Rows of grey dots of various sizes applied more or less regularly as to create depth

Probably my least interest work ever. But two things, first I was uninspired by the prompt, and second the October Sketchbox contained a rounded-tip grey pen that makes dots of various sizes according to the amount of pressure on the nib. Et voilà, I had my pattern in mere minutes!

Demain dès l’aube

Branch of a blooming tree, done using grey Brushmarkers and alizarin crimson watercolor:
Branch of a blooming tree, done using grey Brushmarkers and alizarin crimson watercolor. The artwork is on a wide drawing book on a table, next to the pens and paint.

Adding details in black, using a Pentel Brushpen:
Branch of a blooming tree, to which I added a few black spots. The artwork is on a wide drawing book on a table, next to pens and paint.

To fill the (future) white space under the blossoms I adding soft patches of that same pink, pale blue and a bit of green. In retrospect, I wish I hadn’t.

Then I wrote a Victor Hugo poem on tracing paper using India ink and nib, and glued the side of it vertically at the left of my watercolor:
Wide drawing book where I wrote a peom in black on tracing paper underneath which are visible spots of pink, blue and green, and the branch and blossoms.

Here is the poem from 1856:

Demain dès l’aube

Demain, dès l’aube, à l’heure où blanchit la campagne,
Je partirai. Vois-tu, je sais que tu m’attends.
J’irai par la forêt, j’irai par la montagne.
Je ne puis demeurer loin de toi plus longtemps.

Je marcherai les yeux fixés sur mes pensées,
Sans rien voir au dehors, sans entendre aucun bruit,
Seul, inconnu, le dos courbé, les mains croisées,
Triste, et le jour pour moi sera comme la nuit.

Je ne regarderai ni l’or du soir qui tombe,
Ni les voiles au loin descendant vers Harfleur,
Et, quand j’arriverai, je mettrai sur ta tombe
Un bouquet de houx vert et de bruyère en fleur.