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Inktober 2014: Day 24 by RachaelSelk
Inktober 2014: Day 24
Inktober, 31 days of one ink drawing a day. This is October 24 drawing.

I've had spartans on the brain the last few days. So todays is from a poster from 300: Rise of an Empire. At first it was just the spartan warrior, but then it wouldn't be complete without some blood splatter… hehe. Do you guys like it? I'm still working on humans and getting their proportions correct. 
Inktober 2014: Day 23 by RachaelSelk
Inktober 2014: Day 23
Inktober, 31 days of one ink drawing a day. This is October 23 drawing. 

I wanted to draw something about fitness, or running, or racing. I've felt somewhat sad that I've fallen off the running wagon because of inktober and not feeling well psychically this last month. But I'm slowly learning that me not feeling well, is possibly because I've stopped running, I've stopped drinking enough water, I've stopped eating the right foods, all because I'm 'busy'. I want to do the Spartan Race and I can't do that because I've not been training. Today I drew a girl doing one of the obstacles in the Spartan Race. Because I hope that that will be me one day.
Inktober 2014: Day 22 by RachaelSelk
Inktober 2014: Day 22
Inktober, 31 days of one ink drawing a day. This is October 22 drawing.

This idea just came to me today after a discussion I had with a friend. Not sure about it's full purpose or meaning, but I was thinking about labels we give ourselves or boxes we put ourselves into. We must we be fixed to a label? 
Inktober 2014: Day 21 by RachaelSelk
Inktober 2014: Day 21
Inktober, 31 days of one ink drawing a day. This is October 21 drawing. 

I was prompted to do word art today from a friend. This quote is from the movie 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'. I must say, word art is far to technical for me. It was a fun experience, but I'm going to stick to drawing pictures and not words. 
Inktober 2014: Day 20 by RachaelSelk
Inktober 2014: Day 20
Inktober, 31 days of one ink drawing a day. This is October 20 drawing.

Another painting with ink sort of day. Totally disproportioned, but I still had fun. 


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Rachael Selk
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Being an adult is hard. I love to draw, paint and fiddle with photoshop whenever I'm not having to work at my day job. I'm trying to go to school to get my art degree so that I can change my day job to art and not flipping burgers. :P

Current Residence: Colorado Springs
deviantWEAR sizing preference: large
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Soundtrack
Favourite style of art: Real life pictures
MP3 player of choice: IPod Touch
Personal Quote: The Moon is Calling, Howl with me...
If you haven't heard of Inktober, that's ok. I knew nothing about it a few weeks ago myself. A friend had posted on Facebook about the Inktober challenge and I couldn't help myself but to plan to do it. I got geared up, made sure I had enough pens and inks, a fresh notebook, then all I had to do was white knuckle it till October first. 

Don't worry, I was doing other art while I was waiting, but I didn't want to do any ink drawings (unless I was doodling) for fear of 'using an idea' before it's time. 

Inktober is where you draw one ink drawing a day for the whole month of October. In the end, you will have 31 original drawings, have betting ink experience, and have set a habit to daily draw. Once I realized that was all that there was to it, I got excited fast! 

So now my gallery will be busting with ink drawing for a while, and so far (since it's day 2) I am Loving it! I draw in the morning, and then when I'm at work I can't stop thinking about getting to bed and go to sleep so that I can wake up and draw some more! 

Hehe…some of us are just meant to be artists. :) 

It's not to late to start! I know that you can do every other day if that's easier for you or more convenient. And you can do a once a week if need be. As for me, I am greatly looking forward to see 31 images that slowly progress in my style, quality of work, and all the different things that I can think of! 

Have fun this Inktober! I know I will! 

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Kutiekadaver Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're ink work is really impressive! Do you work in dip pens perchance? :) 
RachaelSelk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I had a fountain pen but then it broke. At the moment I am using prisma color pens. They hold a symilar quality to a fountain pen, but deffinantly different. There's a little bit more control with the prisma color. I'm glad you like my ink drawings! :)
Kutiekadaver Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I see. Thank you for the information, I love to know tools behind the process. :) 
MaxK-W Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the favourite! ^_^

Make sure to watch my page for more photography that you may enjoy :dummy:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
Amaze-ingHats Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! I notice that you're a fellow Donita K. Paul and DragonKeeper fan! If you're on Facebook, Donita and I are hosting a giveaway for one of my minor dragons if you'd like to enter :D 
Here is the announcement link and the FB giveaway will start this weekend.…
giusynuno Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the late message, but thank you so much for faving!!!!!!!! It means a lot to me:heart:
theperian Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding 'Erato' to your collection! :heart:
rchaem Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Fav my friend. If you Like thats my FAcebook page with my Arts…
Thalliumfire Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I thank you very much for the fav on my Tocatl! i appreciate it very much :]
have some nice holidays!
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