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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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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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

Sketching

Here is the full video of me playing around with my Sketch & Wash pencil, watercolor brush and waterproof ink pen. I’m working on some new characters and trying to figure out how I want to portray these pesky sea gulls.

A is for Alligator!

I’m going to an SCBWI conference in March and working on some new things to add to my portfolio. My goal is to eventually turn this into an alphabet book. Here is the first page! If you are interested in following my process, you can find more videos and in process photos on my Instagram (@lisajohnstonhancock) and Twitter (@LisaJHancockArt) accounts. Give me a follow and see what I’m up to! Thank you friends. 😉

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Littles In the Snow

We actually had a good amount of snow in Alabama last weekend. I’ve never seen a snowy forest but I would like to imagine that it looks something like this. Here is another post for #illo_advent. Peace, love and joy everyone.

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