Inktober 2018

Hi Friends!

Its that time of year again! During the month of October, illustrators from all over will be participating in something known as Inktober. What is Inktober? It is an illustration initiative started by Jake Parker in 2009. This is a great way to improve upon your technique or try out new pens and brushes. Drawing every day also helps you to develop good drawing habits. https://www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober-1/ Parker says that “Anyone can do Inktober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.” You do not have to be an illustrator and you do not have to post on social media. Do it for yourself! However, if you do post on social media make sure to use the hashtag inktober or inktober2018. You just might get a feature!

If you would like to see my daily sketches, please follow my Instagram account @lisajohnstonhancock, Twitter @LisaJHancockArt or facebook art page pagehttps://www.facebook.com/lisajohnstonhancockart/

Happy inking!

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Marsh Rabbit

My newest work “Marsh Rabbit” will be a part of the Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society (of Mobile) Fall Show at the Mobile Arts Council in Mobile, AL. The opening reception will be during the Art Walk on October 12 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. It will be available for purchase with 20% of the sale going to help support the Mobile Arts Council’s mission. Hope to see you there!

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Watercolor Techniques

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Hi Friends!

This Fall & Winter, I will be teaching a 4 week session of Watercolor Techniques (beginning & intermediate) at Marnee’s Studio in Mobile, AL. Enjoy a morning of fun while learning the fundamentals of watercolor in a relaxing environment. We will cover the basic techniques including wet into wet, wet on dry, dry brush, masking, using mixed materials such as sea salt, paper towels and more. Consider taking if you are local and have ever considered experimenting with this medium. This class is also for those who have taken watercolor or would like to improve upon their skill level. We also have a drop in rate if you are interested in coming for 1 class.

The class will run on Wednesdays, October 17, 24, 31 & November 7.

For more information visit: https://marneestudio.com/collections/classes/products/adult-ages-14-watercolor-classes

 

Custom Work

I am offering a summer special! Any 5″ x 7″ custom watercolor or pen and ink for $75 (unframed). Framing can be purchased for an additional fee. The balance must be paid by August 31 to secure your price. No additional fee for shipping in the U.S.

Here is a recent 5″ x 7″ custom work (just finished last night 😉 Thank you for your patronage!

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Watercolor Workshop

Hello everyone! I am teaching a watercolor workshop this weekend at Marnee’s Studio located in midtown Mobile, Alabama. This is a sample of what we will be exploring in the class. Visit www.marneestudio.com for more information. Thanks for watching!

Two Cardinals

I recently finished this very special custom work. Did you know that some people believe that a red cardinal is a representation of a loved one who has passed? When you see one it means that the loved one is visiting you and they usually show up when you most need them, to let you know that they will always be with you.

“Find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.” – Dalai Lama

Two Cardinals

Colorful Doe

This is a sketch that I created with some of my new sketchbox materials and loosely inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt. The doe is actually cut from a piece of paper that my 4 year old painted. Shhhh, don’t tell her. I really want to make more collage pieces like this. It SOLD and is framed and ready for a new home!

‘Tis the Season

Wishing you a very happy holiday season filled with peace, love and joy!

I created this illustration just in time for Day 5 of #illo_advent. If you are not familiar with the illustration initiative, it was created by Penny Neville Lee and you can find more information through her twitter feed. https://twitter.com/PennyNevilleLee What a great idea!

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