Inkblot, Week 2, Inktober 2020


Awareness of the outside world. National Coming Out Day.

Process. Squooze drops from cartridge thru the nib of pen. Failed to follow reinterpreted the directions and did not wait for ink to dry. Added lines. Smeared with finger. Tilted page to make shapes.

What I learned. I default to spidery/starburst shapes. Ink did not run easily. Had to bump the page. Thick? Still learning about different inks.

Inspired by Mark-Making Exercises: Day 8: Ink Blots. In truth, the initial idea came from an illustration in Artistcoveries: It’s Much Too Early! I didn’t want to get all staker-y & keep citing same source.

“or just do the 5K and post once a week.” Inktober: Rules & Prompts.

Ink & pen: Cross
Paper: Canson Mix Media, spiral bound, 98 lb
Digitization: cell phone camera
Post-production: resized, border, & watermark in GIMP
Retouching: none

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Stay safe. Stay sane.
Katherine Walcott

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