#11 Spaceship

It took me some time to figure out how to proceed with this Inktober52 prompt. A couple of days ago, I brought along a pad of marker paper, a drawing pencil and an eraser to keep me occupied in the car, while Greg had an appointment. It was a cold morning, and the landscaping was a lovely distraction. Drawing a spaceship? I would rather sketch the budding trees. Imagination can be so much fun. I thought about my Granny Carol and her husband, a WWII Army Air Corps Colonel and an inventor. One of his inventions was a “bra” to protect the front of airplanes from ice. His drafting tools are still in my grandmother’s desk. So I channeled Colonel Godfrey Speir and sketched.Later, I used my parent’s wedding China to make the oval shape. I let it go for a couple of days, so I could figure out what to do next.

Today, It all came together. I mixed up my own ink by using Kuretake Zig Ink Stick mixed with water in a Kuretake Zig Bokuchi Suzuri stone reservoir. This was in my October 2020 Sketchbox Kit. This Sumi ink is easy to make and is fun to use. Fun!