Inktober Day 10 – Hope

Today’s prompt for Inktober is “hope.” Witches are born with a different sort of immunity which COVID doesn’t affect, but the Little Witch and dragonet have lots of human friends. In this year of a pandemic, HOPE means that we are praying for a swift end to this world crisis. HOPE also means that this virus gets conquered by a vaccine or mutates into something benign.

HOPE

We hope that in two and half months, we ring in 2021; the New Year, the way 2020 was supposed to be.

HOPE

Life returns to a better versions of pre-pandemic, but hopefully we’ll all be wiser and treasure every day as the gift it is.

Inktober Day 3 – Bulky

So the dragonet didn’t have a name but Sid kept coming to mind. Since the dragonet is a Pern dragon, it couldn’t be a normal name, it had to be a Pern name, so his name is Sideth.

Sideth is growing like a weed. He misses his friend, Kitty. I did this in Ink and I just think it looks fine in B&W so I left it.

Inktober Day 2 – Wisp

Will o’ the wisp…..I got this sketchbook back in 2018 when I attended an Artsnacks Inktober outing. I came home with a lot of freebies, this sketchbook and my favorite Kuretake grey brush pen being two items from that haul. It’s a 4×6 Bee Super Deluxe Mixed Media sketchbook and I love the paper. It’s superb quality. I layered a lot of ink and it did not bleed through.

It’s nice just to take a break and play in my sketchbook. The reference photo I used was one I took many years ago.

Inktober 2020 Begins

Three weeks ago, I was starting to think about Inktober and what I was going to do this year. I was mulling ideas for my Little Witch and Kitty series and then Cleo became ill and eventually had to be euthanized. Now her ashes are in a cherry wood box.

As we said good-bye to Cleo, I was distraught. My mind screamed NO! No! This can’t be happening. It has to be a nightmare. I’ll wake up and everything will be normal. But it wasn’t a nightmare, it was much worse.

Could I ever bring myself to do the Little Witch again?! Kitty is Cleo and now Cleo is gone. I am sorry but I can’t “wing” this one. Cleo is gone. There’s no more black kitties in my work, I just can’t do it. It still hurts.

So today starts Inktober, without Kitty. The prompt is Fish so the Little Witch and the dragonet went fishing to escape the reality of Kitty being gone. I think this little vignette sums up the feeling without saying what happened to Kitty in the story. She’s gone, too.