The fourth prompt is “witch” and it happens to be one of my favorites. Usually for Inktober, I work on my “Little Witch” series, which started back in 2018 as a desperate need to find ideas for postcards to mail to my mom.
(Mom was placed in Assisted Living back in 2018 for memory care. I mailed her postcards to give her something to look forward to and help her settle in.)
This year I did the “TheyDrawtober’s Cook” list and that’s what I sent my mom this year. I thought the food art would give her some memory triggers. I haven’t seen her since December 2019, thanks to CoVID 19 but occasionally my sister is able to FaceTime with us.
I have to admit it’s been hard to keep up the daily practice. She likes cats and always dressed as a witch for Halloween, so that’s where the idea for the “Little Witch” series came from. I do enjoy doing the “Little Witch” series and Inktober made it fun to use the prompts for the character.
Here is the Little Witch as a pre-schooler….as I mentioned yesterday, I might switch to watercolor; I actually used watercolor and the Arteza brush pens together.
I have to say, this one was so MUCH fun. I played with many different Procreate features and brushes and I had a blast. This totally went an entirely different direction than I was thinking but once I drew the cauldron, it was just me being intuitive and right brained the rest of the way.
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.
We hope that in two and half months, we ring in 2021; the New Year, the way 2020 was supposed to be.
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.
You must be logged in to post a comment.