Four walls of glass – and water full
A base of earth and stone
He tender – places greenery
To gild Poseidon’s throne
And finely trims with surgeons heed
A bed of dancing weave
That wave about – the ebb and flow
And rest against the rock
Each outcrop, cliff and valley
Sculpted finest masonry
A rivulet of fine white sand
A cooled and silvered scar
To each its place a place for each,
Not left to whit or whim
He tends his underwater world
But who does tend to him?
Day 1: “Write a poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life.” I love aquascaping.
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Tagged 2020, aquarist, aquascape, day 1, fishkeeping, Late, late as usual, NaPoWriMo, poetry, poetry outlaw, rebel rebel
I was into drawing with brush and ink just as inktober ended, found some blue liquid aquarelle in an old box so I tried using it for this life drawing session
More figure drawing, done in brush and ink. IT COUNTS, OK?
Gonna just go ahead and put this in under ‘Pattern’, day 10. Studies of girl in a patterned dress (Kaia)
Dark. Day 26 .. taking a break from the messy brush and ink to use one of my favorite drawing tools, Sharpie
Inktober hack: Leave all your drawings to the last week, then draw random things and assign them to a prompt you missed.
Here are some sketches from the river. Painting outside with brush and ink is a new thing for me
For ‘enchanted’ girlfriend said ‘tree’, so here is enchanted tree. I like this rough and action-packed style alot more than the others so far that got too overworked
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Tagged animals, art, dancing, Drawing, enchanted, ink, Inktober, japanese brush, magic bunnies, nature, tree
Day 4: Freeze
Day 5: Build
Trying to catch up some days. I asked my girlfriend the first thing that came into her head when for each prompt and for ‘freeze’ she said ‘a hand passing through a heart’ and for ‘build’ she said ‘building a baby’. So here we go.
Um … Treasure. These prompts are pretty vague, I could make up something about how these ducks are little puffy treasures of nature, or how I treasured my time to be able to sit by the river and sketch today, and I guess those would all be true. Whatever the explanation, this is an ink drawing from today of ducks preening themselves by the river
So I’m stubbornly picking up from where I left off, day 3: ‘Bait’. Partly because I cling to some unrealistic notion that I will catch up all the days I missed, and partly because I had this idea for this prompt on day 3 but wasnt able to do it at the time (which is probably what tripped me up since then) Happy with the result but looking at the finished image gives me a plethora of ideas of how I could have done it better. Looking forward to the next drawing session!
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Tagged art, bait, dragon, fantasy, hatching, illustration, ink, Inktober, ran out my pen, warrior, woman