Inktober day 1 #Swift by Meera Rao
I decided to participate in the Inktober challenge this month - to draw something in ink from a list of prompts. So far it has been fun. For Day 1 prompt 'swift' I drew a cricket - creatures I spend hours in fall chasing, cupping and ferrying out of the house! Done with micron fineliner 02 and sepia prismacolor brush tip pen.
Inktober Day 2 #Divided by Meera Rao
For day2, drawing magnolia pod and leaves seemed to fit the bill for #divided. Done with micron fineliner 02 and sepia Prismacolor brush tip pen.
Inktober Day 3 #poison Creativesprint #Two things that don't go together by Meera Rao
I am also participating in CreativeSprint this month - another 30 day challenge to jump start the creative juices. Some days I feel very clever when I combine the two prompts as in this one - I am allergic to beebite so this one was easy :) Look for #creativesprint on Instagram to see the creations by participating artists. Tools of choice : Gel writer and micron 02.
Inktober day 4 #underwater by Meera Rao
For underwater I drew pebbles and roots of my Lucky bamboo in water in Vase.
Inktober day 5 #Long Creative #homage to a teacher by Meera Rao
Another two in one - #Long for inktober and paying homage to a teacher for Creative Sprint. Same with the one below #sword for inktober and #palindrome for creative sprint :) There is such a thing as Drow Sword !!! I used calligraphy pen and gel writer on handmade paper from India for 'gratitude' and the piece measures 2x10". And I am very happy as how this turned out.
Inktober day 6 #Sword Creativesprint #palindrome by Meera Rao
Inktober Day 7 #shy by Meera Rao
Touch-me-not flower was the suggestion by my husband when I was trying to come up with the idea for shy. It belongs to the Mimosa family and the leaves fold when touched!
Inktober day 8 and Day 9 #crooked #screech by Meera Rao
This is also one of my favorites. I drew a gnarly crooked cherry blossom tree I came across in DC during cherry blossom festival in April and decided to give it the zentangle touch with a silver Gelwriter pen after I had inked the drawing.
Inktober day 10 #gigANTic by Meera Rao
For the prompt gigantic - I choose to draw the biggest/largest ant. Dinpponera quadriceps is found in South America and female of the species may surpass 3-4cm (1.2-1.6") in total body length. I used Sepia Prismacolor brush tip pen, micron 02 pen, Prismacolor Marker and Fabercastel Pitt Artist pen.
First ten days have been challenging and fun. I will post my responses to the CreativeSprint challenge prompts soon :)