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Art Vs. Artist 2022

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#ARTVSARTIST2022

This is my Art Vs. Artists 2022,
I like to share with you what this is in case you’re not familiar with it. The hashtag #artvsarist  is going on from years. I am not sure about the precise time, I guess this trend started among artists around the year 2016 on internet social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc. Some call it Trend, Challenge. It is actually a way for artists to quickly showcase images of their work along with a photo of themselves. In a nine squares grid, artists pick their best artworks from the current year and usually the spot at the center is used for a selfie. I think is a nice way to discover the artist behind the art a little spotlight that brings quickly all together. I did participate to this in the past few years and I find it nice to look back at the previous ones to see how my art and work evolved. This year my grid is filled with landscapes. I selected some new paintings from my upcoming Collection release  “Fields and Waters” and in the center a fun photo of me!
If you are new to my Blog and my art and want to know more of what I do read my About me
This is also a great way to discover new artists. If you would like to participate showcasing your work and yourself, you can until the end of the year!  Easily find a template grid, I used the Layout App on my iPhone. When you created your 9 squares grid share it using the hashtags #artvsartist #artvsartist2022

On the side note, to know when I release my new Collection which is few days away Join my Collector’s List 

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Have a wonderful Sunday and coming week!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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INKTOBER 2022 Official Prompt Lists

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InkTober 2022 is coming soon!
And it means that artists around the world will participate to this great and inspiring drawing challenge.  I have participated to InkTober Challenge for the past 6 years Usually I have followed the Official prompt lists combined with another of my favorite October challenges working on the two challenges in one, combining the prompts! Indeed very challenging to do it grows and test your skills. This year I am not sure I will participate I have several projects in mind! Maybe I will draw some of the prompts here and there!

Jake Parker the illustrator and creator of InkTober  released the new “Official Prompt List 2022” I am happy to post it here so that you have some time until October 1st to plan your challenge and get ready!

Here is the INKTOBER Story and Rrules:
Illustrator Jake Parker is the creator of this great challenge and initiative started in October 2009. Jake created InkTober as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Here are the Official Rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2022
4) Repeat

That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.
Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn about InkTober.  If you like to join these challenges don’t forget when you post your drawing online always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2022  #INKTOBER  post your ink drawing online on your Blog and/or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…add all the tags to any place you share your drawings online!

Some of my Favorite Supplies:
I use  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – Bee Paper for Watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Micron or COPIC pens Black, Brown, Dark Red inks #01, #005, White SAKURA Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Pocket Brush blak ink, ALVIN Mab Graves Draft/Matic Pencils , Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks.
(FYI This is not a sponsored post I have no affiliation with any of these brands. I purchase all my supplies and I am only sharing what I like and use)

Good luck to everyone joining InkTober 2022
There is plenty of time to prepare yourself! I honestly during the past 6 years I never planned or worked any sketch in advance it didn’t resonated with me because the goal of this challenge for me was to improvise and get creative and inspired day by day!  I only got my supplies ready in advance! But that’s just me! Do what is the best and resonates for you and most importantly have fun and create!
Please if you do participate share your plans or ideas I would love to read! If you’re a beginner or not and have any questions leave it in the comment section I would be happy to respond!

Have a great weekend!

Thank You!

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ART SALE in my Etsy Shop!

 

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– Huntress ©CarolinaRusso

 

Hello dear friends,
I am having a quick ART SALE in my Etsy Shop 15% Off Storewide! Mother’s Day is coming are you in need of some gift ideas? Check out my
ETSY Shop!
My Sale just started today April 21 ends Tomorrow April 22nd! 

This is a FLASH two Days Sale it ends tomorrow! Hurry if you would like to visit! I have restocked the Shop, my watercolor Fine Art prints are available in two sizes 8×10 or 5×7 Consider that all my prints have my last hand touch on it they are “Hand Enhanced” one by one. You receive not a normal print, but it has my hand work on it with black ink and subtle highlights with gold or silver! 
 Also you get Free Shipping within US with $35 orders! 
❤ 15% Off Discount would be automatically applied during checkout! 
I ship everything with USPS First Class.

 

Thank you always for following my Art and choose to support me as an artist and my work I am so grateful for you! ETSY Shop CarolinaRussoArt

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Wishing you all a wonderful week shine your light!

Thank You!


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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Wishing you all a Wonderful and Merry Christmas may this day bringing you the light in your heart may it be filled with happiness and joy! This is a strange time we’re living just enjoy the moment Happy Holidays!
Thank you always for following my journey I am very grateful for you all!
Much Love,

Thank You!
Thank You!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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thankful-script

To all my followers and blogger friends wishing a wonderful and serene Thanksgiving!
May Joy, Love and Gratitude fill your heart,

Shine Your Light Bright!

Photo by Marko Blažević on Unsplash

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Until the next post have great days!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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ART SALE in my Etsy Shop!

 

Cyber Week Sale 2021

Hello dear friends, I love to share my early birds Sale with you!
ART SALE I am having a Sale 20% Off Shop – wise! If you love my Art don’t miss it, please visit my
ETSY Shop! My Sale just started November 17 to December 1

This is a rare two weeks long Sale! I have updated and restocked the Shop, includes beautiful New Christmas Art and Cards, lots of my watercolor art prints are available in two sizes 8×10 or 5×7 inches you find new and older work!
If you would like something arriving on time for Christmas, “Now” is the time to order and save! Also you get Free Shipping within US with $35 orders! Consider that all my prints have my last touch on it they are “Hand Enhanced” one by one you receive not a normal print, but it has my hand work on it and a subtle highlight with gold or silver! 
20% Off Discount would be automatically applied during checkout until last day sale on December 1!  These days are the best time to shop my art for the Holidays, shop online for early Christmas gifts to your loved ones or to treat yourself! In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me!
Always think at shipping time don’t shop too late remember also the Postal Service possible delays.

IMPORTANT CUTOFF DATES:  Holiday Orders December 1 would be my last shipping date for my Holidays Christmas Prints for “International Orders” I hope they will arrive on time I suggest to shop as early as possible.
Within USA last day to order Prints would be December 12 earlier the best!
I ship everything with USPS First Class Service

Christmas Cake Cards

I like to highlight my Official Christmas Card 2021 available now in my Shop!

Thank you so much for following my Art and choose to support me as an artist and my small business, if you do, share or purchase know that your support is truly precious and means the world to me! 
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Wishing you all a wonderful and Happy Holiday Season!
No matter what’s happening in the World always remember to listen your intuition and to shine your light!

Thank You!


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One year later…I am back!

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Happy November!
I am back… I hope to find you all well!  I can’t believe one year has passed since my latest post in October 2020. To all my dearest followers and blog friends, sorry I suddenly disappeared without say anything. Today I am checking in briefly to let you know that I am fine and all is well, I just took a long break from blogging. A needed time to recharge and look within, to stay balanced and focused.   I have been active posting my work only on one social media platform: Instagram,  some of you that follow me there knows and I thank you for your ongoing support. During this year, I have been painting, drawing and creating my work as usual. I have more new watercolor paintings to share with you from time to time in my future blog posts. At the moment I am working on my Christmas Art.
The painting featured in today post is my watercolor “Mermaid Moria” goddess of the third eyed mermaids, they have the ability to see beyond the veil of reality.

This painting is available as hand enhanced prints in my ETSY Shop

❤ Details about my painting:
 Supplies used for my watercolor Ink painting, ink pen used MICRON Black ink #005, dark Red ink #1.  Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 – French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper 100% Cotton for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

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I love to know how are you doing? Share what you’re up to in the comments!
Until the next post,
hold to the light and open your heart!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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Inktober 2020 Double Challenge Days 3 to 7

Day 7 Vampire – Fancy

Day 7:  Vampire – Fancy
Double Challenge combined prompts #Drawlloweentober 
Inktober:  Fancy
MabsDrawlloweenClub:  Vampire

This is my Vampire for today Day 7 and first week of challenges! I made my 7 drawings. Sorry I haven’t had time to post here on the Blog but I did post daily on Instagram.  In this post I will include also my previous drawings for days 6, 5, 4 and 3 so that you can see them all! Let me know which one is your favorite! I love to read your comments! ❤

Day 6 Familiar – Rodent

 

Day 5 Witch Blade

 

Day 4 Poison – Radio

 

Day 3 Changeling – Bulky

🖤 I have listed in my Etsy Shop my first 3 days Prints of my drawings, more are coming soon check it out! CarolinaRussoArt ETSY Shop

❤ Details about my drawings:
 Supplies used for my Ink drawing, ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01, #03, #005, dark Red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper 100% Cotton for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ About these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. I usually Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Mabsdrawlloween this one is a little bit more spooky, Halloween themed. The challenge is created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words  creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”   this is my plan to be able to join and create my drawings daily for both amazing challenges at the same time.  If you would like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

Follow me on  Instagram  @carolinarussoart

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#INKTOBER2020

 

Thank You!
Thank You!

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Inktober 2020 Double Challenge Day 2: Pumpkin – Wisp

Day 2 Pumpkin – Wisp

Day 2:  Wisp – Pumpkin
Double Challenge combined prompts #Drawlloweentober 
Inktober:  Wisp
MabsDrawlloweenClub:  Pumpkin

I loved to create today drawing finding a way to combine the pumpkins and a wisp. I am happy with what I came up with and love it! I hope you do too!

❤ Details about my drawings:
 Supplies used for my Ink drawing, ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01, #03, #005, dark Red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper 100% Cotton for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ About these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. I usually Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Mabsdrawlloween this one is a little bit more spooky, Halloween themed. The challenge is created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words  creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”   this is my plan to be able to join and create my drawings daily for both amazing challenges at the same time.  If you would like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

Follow me on  Instagram  @carolinarussoart

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#INKTOBER2020
Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Inktober 2020 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 1: Fish – Werewolf

Day 1 Fish – Werewolf

Day 1:  Fish – Werewolf
Double Challenge combined prompts #Drawlloweentober 
Inktober:  Fish
MabsDrawlloweenClub:  Werewolf

It’s that creative time again welcome October!
This month brings some of the most loved drawing challenges Inktober  begins today!
This is my 5th year participating and once again I decided to create my drawings inspired by the official prompts of my  two favorite challenges (read my previous post here)
The challenge Mabsdrawlloweenclub is usually inspired by dark folklore and legend’s characters it has an Halloween theme.  Inktober prompts can be anything usually common things. I find it  interesting to see what I am able to create also when sometimes the two prompts of the day aren’t easy to combine! Doing an Hybrid challenge will refine creativity and skills!

For today drawing I had to combine Werewolf and Fish I guess I did it nicely and I am happy with my painting! I am not so much inspired by dark creepy or scary characters so I try to make them look less scary and more nice :-). I have created my Werewolf in a lovely female form taking a bath at the full moon light enjoying the company of a lovely Koi Fish.

❤ Details about my drawings:
 Supplies used for my Ink drawing, ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01, #03, #005, dark Red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper 100% Cotton for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ About these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. I usually Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Mabsdrawlloween this one is a little bit more spooky, Halloween themed. The challenge is created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words  creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”   this is my plan to be able to join and create my drawings daily for both amazing challenges at the same time.  If you would like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

Follow me on  Instagram  @carolinarussoart

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#INKTOBER2020

Thank You!
Thank You!

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