August Sketchfest

Took part in Ellen Million’s Sketchfest again. Always fun and inspiring. The Eclipse seemed to be a popular prompt again this month and I got 2 drawings from that, one of which I played with colouring in GIMP, plus a couple more.

Prompts were Eclipse Dragon, My Black Cat, Beautiful Beast, and Total Eclipse.Sketchfest 90 aug 2017

And Ellen featured my Beast on her blog too! thank you Ellen 🙂

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July Sketchfest

This month’s Sketchfest was July 21,22, and 23rd, and I was struggling with this one. The prompts I worked on were Abyssal Mermaid, Butterfly Dreams, and Solar Eclipse.

I was most happy with Butterfly dreams, but I would have to say most inspired by Solar Eclipse because I decided to redo it a couple of times over the last couple of days.

I did the extra Sun/Moon images on water colour paper, so perhaps one day I will work on coloured versions.

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June Sketchfest

I missed posting my June Sketchfest contributions. I have been working on a month long project with the internet art challenges #juneicorn and #junefae, which I hope to post about when I get that organized, but it distracted me from posting my Sketchfest 88 contributions. Because I was working on Unicorns and Faeries most of my prompts reflect that, as I planned to used them for the challenges too. The prompts I chose were Dragoonicorn, Being of Light, Winged Unicorn, Litha and A snow-unicorn stomp. They are in varying stages of completeness.

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Sketchfest!

This weekend was Ellen Million Graphics’ Sketchfest.

Quoting from the site:

“What’s Sketch Fest?

Sketch Fest is a 48 hour creative jam session with artists across the world, brought to you by Ellen Million Graphics and many gracious donors. Prompters leave ideas and artists sketch, in any media, whatever catches their fancy. The only rule? Sketches can only be worked on for one hour, during the Sketch Fest event.

I was introduced to Sketchfest from someone on a Facebook group and I have participated off and on since 2012.

This week I took on five prompts:

Seiðkona, The Owl and the Raven, Rainbow coloured cat, Unicorn with a difference, and space nebula.

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I worked an hour more or less on each prompt, but went back and did some finishing on the space nebula and Unicorn with a difference.

It’s a fun place to get the creative juices flowing and many a piece has turned into some of my favourite work.

My Sketchfest gallery from 2012 until now is here.

And, if not for Sketchfest I would not have gotten accepted into some of Ellen Million Graphics coloring books. Including Fishtank Fantasies.