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Inktober 2019, Day 15: Legend

The idea for this drawing popped into my head fully formed, apparently straight from my subconscious with no provocation. I'd like to see these creatures in motion. They seemed like they should be vaguely Viking or Celtic, so I did a little research on how those folks looked. Then I looked up weight lifters so I could get an idea of fat(ish) but strong bodies. The Vikings from TV and movies all had Hollywood type bodies, but I just couldn't imagine someone with Megan Fox's physique popping…

I spent all day trying to think of what to draw for this and I just couldn't. I treasure a lot of things and people, but home and privacy, a. White Ink, Black And White, City Drawing, Old Apartments, What To Draw, Ink Wash, India Ink, Paris City, Blanco Y Negro

Inktober 2019, Day 21: Treasure

I spent all day trying to think of what to draw for this and I just couldn't. I treasure a lot of things and people, but home and privacy, a place of my own in which to be a raging introvert, popped into my mind first and foremost. Keenly aware that I was almost out of time for my Inktober drawing, I stole an idea from cartoonist Sempé of two lit windows across a city at night (although his was clearly meant to convey love and was highly two-dimensional and cartoonish in style). Then I used…

" Dip pen and ink, 8 x by Ciana Pullen. [ Image Description: black and white pen drawing o. Inktober, White Pen, Black And White, S Bahn, Loch Ness Monster, The Loch, Dip Pen, Surrealism, Blanco Y Negro

Inktober 2019, Day 12: Dragon

Inktober 2019, Day 12, prompt word "Dragon." Dip pen and ink, 8 x 11. by Ciana Pullen. [Image Description: black and white pen drawing of a subway train plunging underwater. The front of the train reads, S41 Ring. Its headlights illuminate the dark bottom third of the image. Bubbles flank the train, up to the surface of the water, where the ripple effect of the water's surface viewed from underwater is drawn in wavy groups of lines. Another section of the train dips into and out of the water…

The prompt, "Enchanted," reminded me of the Emperor's New Clothes aspect of psychiatry. Contour Pen, Back Drawing, Old Fat, Emperors New Clothes, Arms Crossed, Fat Man, Dip Pen, Leap Of Faith, Medical Field

Inktober 2019, Day 7: Enchanted

The prompt, "Enchanted," reminded me of the Emperor's New Clothes aspect of psychiatry. I'm not opposed to the profession, in fact I find it interesting and full of hope. But it is admittedly weird, its foundation is more of a leap of faith than other medical fields, and its history is riddled with major problems. I've come to see it as a flawed tool, used by flawed people, doing their best to help other flawed people. The foundations of "professional detachment" and the "authority" of the…

Inktober 2019, Day 29, Injured, by Ciana Pullen insta @St.Rhinoceros cianapullen.blogspost.com Realistic Sketch, Battle Scars, Black And White Drawing, Rhinoceros, Girl Falling, Inktober, Pony, Horses

Inktober 2019, Day 29: Injured

When I was 5 (or 6 or 7...?) I had a super bossy friend who was always the best character in whatever we played, like April O’Neal or Belle and then I’d have to be Shredder or the animated clock. She had a bunch of plastic horses, like ya do, but there was one Ultimate Pony that was pearlescent lavender with mega-hair and she always got to be that one. One day I chose it first, so she challenged me, and I grabbed it and took off running. Unfortunately I tripped on the edge of the carpet and…

 For "coat" I wanted to convey that cocoon of stupor that you get with total media escapis. Drawing Sketches, Drawings, Dip Pen, Downy, Rhinoceros, Dream Catchers, Woman Face, Looking Up, Inktober

Inktober 2019, Day 27: Coat

I spend a lot of time bingeing on nonsense online. For "coat" I wanted to convey that cocoon of stupor that you get with total media escapism. Inktober 2019, Day 27, prompt word, "Coat." Dip pen and ink, 8 x 11 in. by Ciana Pullen. [Image description: black and white realistic pen drawing of a woman's face surrounded by floating downy feathers. She looks up and to the left, out of frame, and the close-up is cropped at her forehead, cheeks. and neck. Her expression is wide-eyed, slack-jawed…

" Dip pen and ink, 8 x 11 in. by Ciana Pullen [ Image description: The picture plane is broken . White Pen, Black And White, Old Apartments, Rhinoceros, Image Shows, Inktober, Black Backgrounds, City Photo, Day

Inktober 2019, Day 24: Dizzy

Inktober 2019, Day 24, prompt word, "Dizzy." Dip pen and ink, 8 x 11 in. by Ciana Pullen [Image description: The picture plane is broken into several overlapping strips containing different images, like a collage. It's a black and white pen drawing. In the main center image a man and woman hold hands as the man leads her down a narrow outdoor stairway in an old city, much like a back alley. Under their hands and arms is another image strip of beer and wine bottles, and over them bisecting…

Inktober 2019, Day 20, Tread, by Ciana Pullen insta @St.Rhinoceros cianapullen.blogspot.com #cat #lolcats Cat Stands, Black And White Drawing, Rhinoceros, Cat Drawing, Cat Face, Woman Face, Inktober, Funny Cats, Black Hair

Inktober 2019, Day 20: Tread

This one seemed to have universal appeal on Instagram. Apparently everyone's cat does this. Inktober 2019, Day 20, prompt word, "Tread." Dip pen and ink, 8 x 11 in. by Ciana Pullen. [Image description: realistic black and white drawing of a cat standing on a woman's face as she lies in bed. The woman's face is all scrunched up where the paws are pushing her skin, and she is mostly expressionless with her eyes open and looking at the cat's face. The cat is black and its back and head are cut…

" Dip pen and ink, 8 x 11 in. by Ciana Pullen. [ Image description: black and white drawing, sl. Black And White Drawing, Rhinoceros, Misfits, Confirmation, Inktober, Closer, Law, Drawings, Pictures

Inktober 2019, Day 18: Misfit

Inktober 2019, Day 18, prompt word "Misfit." Dip pen and ink, 8 x 11 in. by Ciana Pullen. [Image description: black and white drawing, slightly cartoonish but mostly realistic, of a homeless man. The perspective is from slightly above and almost fish-eye. He's sitting on the ground on some cardboard boxes, while a meaner, more aggressive duplicate of himself stands over him, grabbing his lapels and yelling. The duplicate is slightly see-through, with the tiles of the wall behind him showing…

I was very satisfied with the way the background linework turned out in this. I tend to go high contrast and get the darks to be very dark,. Dip Pen Ink, Ink Pen Art, White Pen, Black And White, Gravel Path, Rhinoceros, Tree Branches, Inktober, Blanco Y Negro

Inktober 2019, Day 8: Frail

I was very satisfied with the way the background linework turned out in this. I tend to go high contrast and get the darks to be very dark, but I was looking at some drawings (or etchings?) by Anders Zorn and wanted to try some more hazy, atmospheric effects with ink. I used a few photos of a local Rococo building and some hazy photos of New York in the early 1900s to cobble together some references but I didn't draw this from a photograph. Inktober 2019, Day 8, prompt word "Frail." Dip pen…

I went for another grocery store still life for the final day of Inktober. It's all seasonal fall/winter fruit (except the honeydew, who eve. Zombie Princess, Silver Cake, Healthy Carbs, Pomegranate Seeds, I Give Up, Rhinoceros, Fun Challenges, Easy Drawings, Inktober

Inktober 2019, Day 31: Ripe

I went for another grocery store still life for the final day of Inktober. It's all seasonal fall/winter fruit (except the honeydew, who even knows when that's ripe) and somewhat low-carb friendly (except the persimmon, I suspect). You're supposed to eat just a little, though, on a low-carb intermittent fasting diet, not to break your daily fast with a giant fruit salad, which is what I did before I even finished this drawing. No regrets, it was delicious. Anyway, this is what I gave up last…

After so much drawing from photo references and from my imagination, I wanted to get back to some proper drawing from life. White Pen, Black And White, Rhinoceros, Photo Reference, Cut Glass, Inktober, Drawings, Day, Blanco Y Negro

Inktober 2019, Day 30: Catch

After so much drawing from photo references and from my imagination, I wanted to get back to some proper drawing from life. So I picked up this fish from the grocery store, and to add some interesting distortion and a bit of a challenge, I put it in a glass of water. But the fish was so long I had to add a second glass. I rather liked the odd composition, and the fish looks like it's trying to stay alive under the most constrictive possible circumstances (it was fully dead). I cooked it up…

" Ink pen and marker, 8 x 11 in. by Ciana Pullen. [ Image description: black and white realistic. Inktober, White Caps, Comic Panels, Through The Window, Realistic Drawings, The Darkest, Black And White, Day, Blanco Y Negro

Inktober 2019, Day 28: Ride

Inktober 2019, Day 28, prompt word, "Ride." Ink pen and marker, 8 x 11 in. by Ciana Pullen. [Image description: black and white realistic drawing of a woman in a knit cap and scarf sitting by a dark train window. Her darker reflection is in the window. At the bottom of the page a side-view of a subway train in the dark shows three lit windows illuminating sketchily drawn passengers. The same woman pictured above with the same white cap is visible through the window. It reads a bit like comic…

I've seen a lot of illustrators create atmosphere-monsters, and I've been wanting to give it a try myself. Nicolas Delort, Rainy Street, Car Silhouette, Rainy City, Rhinoceros, City Streets, Pavement, Inktober

Inktober 2019, Day 26: Dark

I've seen a lot of illustrators create atmosphere-monsters, and I've been wanting to give it a try myself. They create a lot of atmosphere at the horizon (clouds, smoke, the haziness of distance) and slightly delineate the monster's form (usually tall and lanky, a giant robot or massive skeletal creature), but leave the eyes blank and white (or in color, if it's a color illustration) so they glow. Having the atmosphere at the horizon makes the monster look super-tall, towering above…

 I was inching toward the end of Inktober and worn pretty thin, so when faced with . Danielle Brooks, Old Portraits, Orange Is The New, Rhinoceros, Realistic Drawings, Without Makeup, Mark Making, Film Stills

Inktober 2019, Day 25: Tasty

Once again I broke my "must be personally relevant" rule. I was inching toward the end of Inktober and worn pretty thin, so when faced with brainstorming I just went for a good old portrait. Easy enough because it's my specialty, and usually a crowd-pleaser. Lots of other people chose this same subject as well, a character from Orange Is The New Black named Taystee. While not personally relevant, OItNB is a really good show, the character is extremely interesting, and the actress does a…

 I was mostly alone over this past Christmas, and did a lot of traditional stuff by myself. Dip Pen, Black And White Drawing, Rhinoceros, Drinking Tea, Mantle, Inktober, Hanging Out, Really Cool Stuff, Past

Inktober 2019, Day 23: Ancient

This is about spending nice time alone. I was mostly alone over this past Christmas, and did a lot of traditional stuff by myself. I wouldn't want to do that every year, but it was actually really nice. I don't have an actual fireplace, but I think that gets the "ancient" feeling across. Inktober 2019, Day 23, prompt word, "Ancient." Dip pen and ink, 8 x 11 in. by Ciana Pullen. [Image description: Black and white drawing of five duplicate versions of the same woman in a striped shirt and…