It's been a while since my last drawing from my Animal Connections series but the InkTober sketching challenge inspired me to get back into it. It's an annual online event that takes place in October. The goal is to create 31 drawings for each day of the month of October as a way to practice and improve inking styles. This initiative is the creation of artist Jake Parker, who was looking for a challenge to improve his drawing skills back in 2009. Now it seems to have become a popular online events for artists. I'm little behind, but hopefully I can catch up.
This first illustration was based on a photo from a subreddit called Beards Gone Cuddly. It's an fun subreddit with cute pictures of bearded men and their pets.
I made these paintings a little while ago but never got around to posting them here. Cumulonimbus is the second series of my 4x4for44 project. Each are painted on a 4 x 4 inch wood panels using acrylic. I brought them with me to the Toronto Indie Art Market to see how people would react to them. It's always interesting to hear other people's interpretation of a piece. I was lucky to have a visitor comment on them and she saw them as being a nice inspirational reminder where you could decide in the morning if you're day's going to be a good day, focusing on the beauty of the cloud or a bad day, focusing on the fact that dark clouds could bring rain. It's all in the way you look at things.