You can tell my focus as wandered a little bit, but that’s the point of this exercise, right? I’m just relieved to have at least a little bit of art in each day! ❤ (Except for the one’s I miss– Shhh!)
I’m sorry, guys, I really don’t mean to forget about posting things on my blog! So many medias to put publish work on these days, what with Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and my Website itself (simplykitts.com), I get a little distracted. Thank God I don’t have a twitter yet! Ugh…
Anyway, I’ve started a new project called “INKlings” in a cute little sketchbook (7 x 7 inches) to help promote a little bit of creativity in my every day life– which is quite hectic and, sadly, miserable at the moment. But this fun little project is geared to keep the juices flowing and have at least a little tiny piece of art daily. I’ve already missed a few days, but I’m working hard to keep it going, so I hope you’ll enjoy it along with me. I’m working to get in the practice of updating a daily image on my art Facebook and Tumblr, while here I’m going to do my very best to update once a week with all the strange, nonsensical things that were “arted” throughout the week! I’ll be doing one a day, at least (sometimes more?) and the goal is to use ink and brush only and keep the miniature illustrations to a sitting. No long, extravagant something, just quick, whimsical and fun curiosities.
SO! Here’s the first batch– I hope you’ll treat them kindly! ❤
And to revamp myself and get myself going on updating my blog– as well as to get my creative juices flowing, I’ve been working on a piece just for fun when I get the chance.
This is the work that fills my sketchbooks, even if it isn’t something (yet) that’s a sellable style, things like this are what I love! And since this is my blog, I figured… Why not? I don’t have to be professional all of the time.
Where’s the fun in that?
A little over a year ago, I submitted to Doodler’s Anonymous for their Second Coloring Book “Competition”, and they chose my illustration as one of the 60 that made it in. I was super excited to think that kids could be coloring in my page eventually! At long last, they got the book squared away and I got mine in the mail, and it remains one of the highlights of my 2012 year. Thank you, Doodler’s Anonymous! Now it’s time to get coloring!
Jack, the oldest of the orphanage, carries on Father John’s idea even after his passing, along with the old orphanage and the majority of its orphans in a great fire several years ago. Beneath the rubbled and charred remains of the old building, he takes in those without family and hope, in attempt to keep them off the street, out of trouble, and away from worse options. He searches hard for homes and futures for his orphans, while struggling and working full force to keep them safe and out of trouble with the law. Takes place in a fantastical late 1930’s/early 1940’s.
Just a little something I was working on the end the new year in a good way 🙂 There’s about 8 more to draw up, and then I’ll be coloring them in loosely in Photoshop, just to get colors down.