“When we learn our mother tongue, we acquire certain habits of thought that shape our experience in significant and often surprising ways.” — Guy Deutscher, Linguist, University of Manchester, UK
I thought of Radio Gaga, Radiohead then I thought about radio waves, then wavelengths for this prompt. This will be my last Inktober drawing for this week as tomorrow I have to prep for my classes! I am hoping that next weekend I might find time to continue the Inktober challenge, which is always fun.
What a semester it has been! I am finding it a difficult semester as I have had to reconfigure all of my classes in order to teach online. I have had to double the amount of prepping, correcting, duplicating of assignments to reach the highest number of students… and it is exhausting. Answering way more individual questions, setting up break-out rooms for groups of students, correcting on the spot… and the list goes on.
The government here in Québec does not seem to care at all about teachers as in fact, Cégep “college” teachers have never stopped teaching since March 13, 2020. On March 16 we immediately converted to online teaching and have been since. Even though it is really nice to be here at home as I do not have to drive in, I would much rather be in class… BUT only if there is a vaccine right? No vaccine, it would be impossible as at John Abbott we have no air ventilation… we have recycled air, we cannot open the windows and the air quality is not at all healthy even in non-Covid times so imagine now.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. — Maya Angelou
Inktober’s day 3 prompt is bulky and I decided to exaggerate proportions… small head with a big body. I could have done the contrary too… big head, small body but I decided to stick with my first idea.
Paper: Japanese Album Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Black Star Matte Brush: Kuretake Water Brush Set
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright
Today’s prompt is “wisp” and when I read it I immediately thought of these long beautiful chinese calligraphy brushes…. which someone brought back from Shanghai as a present to me. Below you will find the tools that I will be using for the Inktober Challenge this year. I have decided to use Kuretake Water Brushes and to fill them up in advance with a dilution of 30% black, 60% black. This way I will have consistent grey values.
Going from left to right at top of image. • Small container with a mix of water and black ink; • Dr. Ph. Martin’s Black Star Matte • Dr. Ph. Martin’s Pen-White • _____ to wripe off excess ink from brush • 4 Chinese calligraphy brushes on top of green water container Bottom of image. • Eyedropper for adding ink • Dip pen • 3 Kuretake brush pens filled up with different % of mix (small, medium and large size) • Platinum Desk Pen EF DP1000AB plus convertor, Red, Japan
Paper: Japanese Album Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Black Star Matte Brush: Beautiful chinese calligraphy brush
I’m very sane about how crazy I am. — Carrie Fisher
In these pandemic times, drawing is good for you, especially since I have been sitting at the computer for long hours since the semester began and it is making me a bit stir-crazy! Drawing seems to liberate me from my troubles… in these troubled times — hah-hah!
The 2020 Inktober challenge began today and the prompt was “fish”… so I thought of a big cosmic fish at 10:00 pm tonight… not much time for drawing it, but still am happy with the result. The important factor is that I had fun and that it was good for me. If I have the time tomorrow I will scan it in instead of taking a quick photo with my iPhone. I will stick to a black and white theme this year with different values of grey…. if I find the time…
Paints: Dr. PH.Martin’s Pen-White & Black Star Matte Paper: Moleskine Japanese Sketchbook Brushes: Kuretake Water Brushes