Friday, October 13, 2017

Inktober and Intentions

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I started Inktober on 1st, as is supposed to be, and so far I am able to keep up the momentum though on two occasions I had to summon myself to do it. If I hesitate in the beginning itself, I lag in what I do but if I like the topic, the artist or if it's something that would sound like a challenge to me then I usually complete it. So mostly I don't take up such 'events' unless and until it's something irresistible.  I came to know about Inktober in 2015 but didn't take part the last two years. This year I felt it's unavoidable. This is of course a challenge as is to many simply coz you need to draw/sketch every single day for the whole month. It's good for honing your skill, a kind of exercise - meditation, and then obviously by the end of the month you would have a good number of works or at least a good number of what you have practiced. It's a win-win situation. In case you would like to see and read what my take is and what I had done the first week, you could click  HERE.

Since I am doing Insects...I am actually observing them a lot either in person and/or in photographs...reading on some of them, getting to know some facts and wondering how insignificant we think they are. Particularly with all the incidents and violence happening around, man against man/nature/and everything else, I am very often reminded of a saying; something like, everyone can not do great things but everyone can do small things in a great way. We don't usually try to remember that. I have always seen that people take softness for weakness. But they fail to realize that it takes courage to be delicate in a world this cruel where emotions/feelings/thoughts are crushed mercilessly without even a second thought. Being rude/harsh/cruel is easy. It takes effort to be delicate/considerate; it has to be done with mindful intention. 

"What do you think about it?"

The images are not in chronological order. I placed  it in a way that I felt good to look at.

Inktober-2ndWeek-HuesnShades

Stinkbug-Inktober-2ndWeek-HuesnShades
I couldn't accommodate this stinkbug in the box.

"To those who are participating and even otherwise who try to practice daily, are you able to keep up the momentum? What challenges do you face?"




14 comments:

Misty said...

how lovely!!! I love observing insects myself... it reminds me how vast this big world really is... and your drawings are beautiful!

Linda Kunsman said...

awesome looking insect drawings Deepa. I enjoy watching them in nature very much-I find them fascinating. Wonderful thoughts on delicacy vs. harshness. Agreed. Happy PPF!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh they're wonderful and indeed so delicate! I'm doing a daily sketch challenge, but I don't feel bold enough to try inktober this year...

Giggles said...

Very nicely done!! Impressive little series you have now!!

Peace Giggles

Pushpendra Dwivedi said...

ur an artist nice to meet u beautiful sketches collections on ur post thanks for sharing

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, my goodness! These drawings fill my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Gloria J Zucaro said...

I have been enjoying your drawing on Instagram. You are amazingly skilled! You inspire me to do more drawing-I am woefully inept in that department.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow!!!! these are amazing!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and creative.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Very nice paintings, loved all these.
The small creatures performs many activities those cam\n make surprise any human being if noticed minutely.

Abhi said...

These are beautiful drawings- the attention to detail is amazing. I like the spider and the butterfly the most- they are dangling from acute angles :)

Dr. Anita Sabat said...

Super illustrations!
Wish you all the very best to complete the challenge.
Never taken part in it.
Happy Diwali :)

Rajeev Moothedath said...

Very nice! All the best for the challenging days!

Sue (this n that) said...

The details of the spider's web are fabulous. You're an incredibly talented artist Deepa, thank you for sharing your work :D) xx