This is one of my signed original Inktober drawings ready to be framed and displayed!
The idea behind Inktober is to do an ink drawing every day throughout the month of October. It’s quite a challenge to complete a finished drawing every day! I was able to do it most days this year, and this is one of the results. I try to post the process on social media so you have a little window into my studio.
So what possessed me to draw a hammer? I wanted to enter a contest and one of the word suggestions was “build” and I was thinking construction, which led me to hammer. This was another exercise in drawing from real life (that’s our household hammer) and it was a lot of fun to draw something rather mundane. This would be a great gift for the builders in your life! 😉
Hammer is 4.5 in. tall by 6 in. wide. It’s ink and water soluble markers on 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.
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This was unexpected fun! I wanted to enter the #inktober #adobemaxcontest but I didn't know what to do for 'build'. Then I realized I have a hammer! 🤣 The watercolor effect is from Stabilos hit with a water brush. Swipe to see the progression. #inktober2018 #penandink #stabilopens #build #thatsmyhammer
As far as framing and displaying go, your options are virtually endless. Here are some of my favorites:
– Use a ready-made frame/mat from any big box retailer as an inexpensive alternative to custom framing.
– Purchase a custom mat to use with a larger frame. Small art with wide mats in big frames will give your new artwork a classy gallery feel.
– Don’t be afraid to crop or trim the print if you’d like to use a smaller frame/mat! It’s your print, make it work for you!
Please note: It is not UV protected, so keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent fading and discoloration.