15 Magic & Fantasy Inktober Prompts!

Inktober 2018 Prompts - Magic & Fantasy

Welcome to the first in a series of posts featuring prompts for Inktober! If you’re not familiar with Inktober I’ll be going into more detail in just a moment but basically it is an art prompt that takes place every October using only ink. There is a set prompt list created by the original Inktober founder, however, it has become such a wonderful community project now that there are so many new prompts popping up each year. Every year Inktober is responsible for the creation of so much fantastic art and connecting people with new artists. It is also so inspiration for many people and with so many fantastic prompts to choose from there is something for everyone! So I wanted to share them all before October comes around so people can take part or start following hashtags to see the wonderful art that emerges from these prompts.

Disclaimer: I have done my best to only include prompts in which the creators have clearly stated they are happy for people to share and take part in. If I have accidentally included a personal one or you wish for your prompt to be removed from this list please let me know and I’ll be happy to oblige.

 

About Inktober

Inktober is an art prompt that was originally created in 2009 by Jake Parker who wanted a challenge to develop his inking skills. It has grown from there to become a worldwide event with thousands of artists of all skill levels taking part. The prompt consists of 31 words that act as a prompt, an idea for an ink drawing for each day. As explained in the FAQ section of the Inktober website participants are welcome to use whatever medium they want and interpret the prompts in their own way. That includes working with calligraphy and lettering if that is your field of interest. In general the rules are pretty much lax about everything; if you want to do one a day or several in one day then that’s fine too! The whole point is to get together, challenge yourself and most of all have some fun doing it 🙂

Below is the official Inktober 2018 prompt list:

 

 

Magic & Fantasy Prompts

There are so many prompts I have had to split them into categories and then into weekly posts. For the first set of prompts I have gathered everything related to magic and fantasy together for you. Here you will find spells, magic, fairytales, knights, elves and much more. Darker magical themes will be included in next weeks horror and supernatural theme. ((Banner photo by Cederic X on Unsplash))

Have one to add to the list? Let me know in the comments 🙂 Please keep in mind that only 2018 Inktober prompts will be listed.

 

Fairytales

 

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Magical Creatures

 

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World Building

 

 

 

 


 

Over to You

Have you ever taken part in Inktober? Or any other art prompt? I’m planning in taking part for the first time this year and I’ll be posting more about that at the end of the month!

Did any of these prompts catch your eye?

If you’re not an artist will you be following any of the hashtags to see what art is created?

Let me know in the comments!

Have a prompt to add to the list? Let me know in the comments 🙂 Please keep in mind that only 2018 Inktober prompts will be listed.

Step into a world of magic and fantasy with these amazing prompts for Inktober 2018, a community art event using ink that takes place every October.

10 Pride Flag Artworks to Celebrate Pride Month

10 Things - Amazing Pieces of Pride Flag Art

I had a totally different plan for my first 10 Things post and then I started seeing this incredible artworks popping up for Pride. Artists were taking the various pride flags and creating animals and creatures representing each sexuality. I fell in love with them and found even more of them. I thought it was a great way to start off 10 Things and also a nice way to round off Pride 2018. There is some really beautiful art work out there for Pride (take a look at deviantArt’s #PlurityofPride for more), however, the unique creativity of these particular pieces of art really embodies what it means to identify as LGBTQ+. Art is about expressing our identities and that’s what Pride is about.((Flag png from Transparent PNG.com.))

Permission to include their work was collected from each artist prior to this post being published. I would like to repeat my gratitude to each of them for giving me permission and thus enabling me to put together this wonderful collection of art and to be able to have the chance to share it with you guys 🙂

I’ve included links to social media accounts, websites and stores so please go show these artists your support!

 

 

Love is Love Lovebirds by Cody the NerdbirdLove is Love Lovebirds

by Jen aka Birdhism

www // twitter // facebook // instagram // tumblr // redbubble

While Jen made these just for use on the internet (you can find the individual images here) be sure to check out her website and redbubble for more chubbie birds that you can get your hands on 🙂

 


 

 

Genders/Sexuality as Animals

by Badgerfoxdraws

deviantArt // tumblr

I absolutely love this series by Badgerfoxdraws which not only uses the colours of the pride flags, but also represents the each identity as an individual animal. So much care and thought has gone into the choice of animal, and the presentation and vibrant colours are stunning. Badgerfoxdraws has also been working on a new pride related series which you can check out here!

 


 

Pride Animals

by EbonyTails

deviantArt // twitter // instagram // tumblr // redbubble // patreon // youtube // picarto

These are just six of EbonyTails’ amazing Pride Animals series  so please head over to her Pride Animals Gallery and see the rest. They are all so beautiful and what’s even better is that you can grab them from her Redbubble store too!

 


 

Pride Bibs by Anti-Dark-Heart

Pride Bibs

by Anti-Dark-Heart

deviantArt // twitter // instagram // redbubble  // patreon //  youtube

You can view a timelapse of the creation of Pride Bibs over on Anti-Dark-Heart’s youtube right here and see how the everything came together to create this incredible piece of work.

 


 

 

Pride Possums by Polaskia

Pride Possums

by polaskia

deviantArt // tumblr // redbubble

These little guys by polaskia are just super cute, and each one is brimming with personality! The vibrant colours capture the essence of each pride flag beautifully and I love the use of baby in the pouch to represent non-binary. If you’re a big a fan of these wee possums as I am you can go grab some stickers over on redbubble!

 


 

Pride Dragons

by Kaenith

  tumblr // redbubble // teepublic

It was these beauties that actually alerted me to the whole idea of pride flags being turned into creatures, and Kaenith has gone has made a point to include as many sexuality/gender flags as possible so each identity is represented by it’s own dragon. These are just a few of them and you can find the rest (a wonderful total of 17) at the pride dragon index here. They’re also available on Teepublic and Redbubble 🙂

 


 

Budgie Pride by PetscopBudgie Pride

by Petscop

deviantArt

Budgies don’t get enough love, and so I had to include these guys by Petscop. I love the way he’s incorporated the colours of the flags on their wings, as well as adding a touch of the flag colours on the tops of the bird’s heads. Adding in the actual flags as their perches is a nice touch too.

 


 

Pride Warrior Cats

by transrowanstar

 tumblr

As a cat lover I naturally went looking for cats while on my pride art search and came across these beauties by transrowanstar. They’re part of the Warrior Cat fandom, and what drew me to them was the vibrant colours and the way the flag colours have been interpreted as pelts, eyes and collars.

 


Lesbian Pride Leopard & Gay PrideGecko

by emorneauart

twitter

I completely fell in love with this cheery gay pride gecko as soon as I saw it, and then I found the lesbian leopard. Sadly the artist hasn’t posted any more in the series as of yet and I really hope emorneauart does consider doing so because these are so cute!

 


 

PrideCraft: Faeb & Nori by Faebelina

PrideCraft: Faeb & Nori

by Faebelina

www // deviantArt // twitter // instagram // tumblr

 

Something a little different to finish off this selection and that is Faebelina’s piece for PrideCraft. It’s no secret that I’m a massive World of Warcraft fan, and I was amazed to find out that the WoW artists have been having their own Pride celebration. This was Faebelina’s contribution, and you can read more about PrideCraft by visiting the PrideCraft 2018 announcement. To check out the wonderful art that has been created for PrideCraft 2018 check out the #Pridecraft2018 tag on tumblr!

 


 

Bonus Art

The series is called 10 things after all so I had to stick to 10 things (and yes, I purposely made a series with a limit to keep myself in check for situations just like this!) but that doesn’t stop me from giving you a few bonus links to check out 😉 (P.S. A lot of these are available as stickers too so they’re a great way to show your pride identity or your support!)

And yes that is the ‘narrowed down’ list 😛

 

Over to You

I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I did! Hopefully this topic will inspire love and creativity rather than hate (any hate will not be tolerated at all by the way) and once again, a massive thank you to the artists for giving me the opportunity to showcase their work.

Do you have a favourite (can you even pick one?! :P) ?

If you could choose an animal/creature (or anything else!) to turn into pride flags what would it be?

Have you seen any pride art that you would like to share?

Are you an artist and have some pride art you’d like to share?

Let me know in the comments <3

 

Join me in celebrating the end of Pride month 2018 with a collection of beautiful and unique art by artists who have transformed flags into creatures.

Interview with Creator Llinos

Interview

Each month I will be interviewing someone from the online world. They could be someone creative, quirky, geeky or a fellow spoonie. I’m really not picky; the whole point of this is to open up dialogue, share with the world and if you wish, bring awareness to your work or a cause. Interviews are open to anyone who wishes to take part so if you’re interested in volunteering please check out the Interview information page.

This month Llinos has volunteered to talk to us about her creative hobbies which include art and crochet!

 

The Interview

Hi …. please tell us a bit about yourself!

Hello there!  My name’s Llinos, I’m a Welsh girl living in Cardiff, UK, with my boyfriend, Oliver, and my guinea pig, Maggie.  I turned 30 earlier this year.  I’m a blogger and I love to be creative through painting, crochet and papercraft.

How did you get into your creative hobbies?

At school, I was told I wasn’t good at art, so I turned away from it because I thought I didn’t have any kind of creative talent, beyond my love of writing.  However, as an adult I felt a pull towards exploring new creative hobbies and I dabbled in a few things, like candle making and soap making.  When I saw lots of pretty crocheted items online, I knew I had to learn it.  I also began to indulge my love of stationery, and suddenly I was scrapbooking and penpalling!

How many years have you been doing it?

It’s a couple of years now since I really got into crochet and papercraft. Now I can’t imagine my life without it!

What does your crochet and art mean to you?

It means a lot to me that I can express myself in a creative way.  On a bad day, all I want to do is curl up with a project and I feel like myself again.

What was the first time you realised that was what you wanted to do?

I knew I had to learn to crochet because I felt like I couldn’t be happy unless I knew how to create all of these pretty blankets and cushions I saw on Pinterest and Ravelry.

What is your proudest moment?

When I crocheted a unicorn and all of my family and friends loved it.  She’s now one of my prized possessions.

What was the first artwork you ever sold?

I sold a greeting card of a print of a watercolour painting of a fox.  I should make some more!

What are your goals for the future? What do you hope to achieve?

I try to live in the here and now rather than worrying about the future.  I’d love to have a stationery line though!

What was the best advice you were ever given?

To do what you love.  Simple, yet it often gets left by the wayside and life takes over instead.  I try to remember it often.

Any advice for others wanting to get into your hobbies?

Stick with it!  Don’t think that what you produce isn’t good enough.  It’s all progress and part of the journey.  If you’re struggling alone, trying to learn a new skill, consider taking a class in the local community.  That’s what got me to understand crochet, after struggling to read patterns and follow videos.

 

Now for some random questions…

If you were the god/goddess of anything, what would it be?

Ooh this is a great question!  I would be the goddess of literature.  As much as I love being creative, I am passionate about books.

What would your animal form be?

Something quiet and thoughtful, maybe a badger.

Do you have any fun quirks?

I definitely have some quirks, whether they’re fun or not is something you’d have to ask those around me!  When I’m concentrating, I stick out my tongue.  I’ve always done it, ever since I was a child.  I also have quite a loud, distinctive laugh!

Do you collect anything?

Yes; any items of clothing, stationery or crockery with owls on them!  I have a beautiful owl moneybox.

And finally; time for a shameless plug:

www.thelilaclinnet.com

www.twitter.com/thelilaclinnet

8 Artists I Want To Commission

Sharing Saturday - Artists I want to commission

I would love to commission a million different artists for work, but sadly it’s not in my budget just now. So this is a list of awesome artists that accept commissions, and hopefully one day I can request one from them! As usual all copyright and credit goes to these wonderfully talented artists. Please do check out their Patreons and follow them on social media if you like there work.

I also have a pinterest board where I’ll be adding any new artists to, so feel free to follow along to find new and amazing artists!

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 Noxychu

PatreonTwitter  |  Deviant Art  |  Etsy  | Twitch

I first came across Noxychu from her work on Wowhead/ZAM and fell in love with her unique and colourful style. Here’s some of my favourites.


Lunar Sparks by Noxychu on DeviantArt


Maiev Chibi by Noxychu on DeviantArt


Frostfire Yrel – altered version by Noxychu on DeviantArt

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Frenone

Patreon | Twitter | WWW | Instagram | Twitch

I can’t remember if I came across Frenone on Twitter or somewhere else; all I can say is that I’m so glad I did! Her work is absolutely crazy gorgeous and every new work or WIP she shares I am drooling over. It was so so hard just to pick 3 pieces to showcase here.

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 Straya Obscura

PatreonTwitter  |  Deviant Art  |  WWW  | FurAffinity

I think another artist on this list shared Straya’s work at some point and it is so utterly unique that I KNEW that one day I would have to commission something from her. What, I have no idea because as you can see from these examples the scope of her skill is massive.


WoW Class Crest: Priest by StrayaObscura on DeviantArt


Ysera by StrayaObscura on DeviantArt


Tian by StrayaObscura on DeviantArt

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Zaelli

FacebookTwitter  |  Deviant Art  |  WWW

There is just something timeless about Zaelli’s art, and the way that you can see the soul of the characters in the eyes of her portraits drew me to her work.


Steller’s Jay Study by Zaellii on DeviantArt


Veliaa and Pepe by Zaellii on DeviantArt


Draenei by Zaellii on DeviantArt

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Kay Nyman

FacebookTwitter  |  WWW  |  Instagram

I met Kay through the Geek Girl Bloggers group and have been happily following her blog and her work ever since! I love her style and the range of different subjects that she features in her art. Right now she’s taking part in #MerMay and her creations are just super!

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Liana Kangas

PatreonTwitter WWWEtsy  | Instagram

Today’s 10/100 of my #100dayproject is my bff witch babe and art twin and future wife, Briana Mora. Her and I both freelance now (yay!) so I get to annoy the shit out of her again!!!! We met when we used to work at hot topic and I was too shy back then and not aggressive enough to try and be friends with her but luckily she probably noticed and showered me with compliments which broke down my shy barrier. Thank you for being so great to be Bri! . Created in photoshop / Kyle Brushes snappy inker and paintbox bristle bomb with gradient map . #noboringmedia #noboringfam #lianakangas #patreon #illustration #portrait #comics #girlswholikecomics #comicart #creativehappylife #creativepreneur #comicbooks #cintiq #Wacom #photoshop #communityovercompetition #abmlifeiscolorful #risingtidesociety #the100dayproject #100daysofportraits #100daysofportraitslk

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Today’s 3/100 #100dayproject is actually a fictional character. I wasn’t planning on doing any but it’s #ncbd and I just read issue 5 of #MotorCrush! You guys… it is SO GOOD! This is Lola, a mechanic! She holds a special place in my heart now bc her character design is /amazing/ and side note, I almost went to an automotive vocational school! (Weird fact about me I guess? My dad is a mechanic. Oh well!) Anyways, go check out @babsdraws @cameronmstewart and @brendenfletcher’S motorcrush series at your local comic shop! photoshop / MattyDraws pencil brush / Kyle Brushes paintbox glazier #noboringmedia #noboringfam #lianakangas #patreon #illustration #portrait #nerd #comics #girlswholikecomics #comicart #girlboss #creativehappylife #creativepreneur #comicbooks #cintiq #Wacom #photoshop #communityovercompetition #abmlifeiscolorful #risingtidesociety #the100dayproject #100daysofportraits #100daysofportraitslk #imagecomics #motorcrushfanart #motorcrushmonday

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ImaginaryKarin

  Twitter  |  Deviant Art  |  WWW  | Instagram

I’ve been following Karin’s pixel art and blog for years now, and have loved watching her work grow in leaps and bounds.


Green-eyed elf – pencil version by ImaginaryKarin on DeviantArt


Inktober/Drawlloween 2016 – 5-8 by ImaginaryKarin on DeviantArt


The Yule Goat by ImaginaryKarin on DeviantArt

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Lady Rossë

FacebookTwitter  |  Deviant Art  |  WWW

Lady Rossë is one of the many wonderful World of Warcraft fanart creators I have come across on Twitter. She has a unique and colourful style, and her chibis are absolutely adorable and so detailed!


Eternal Hate by LadyRosse on DeviantArt


Portrait Maaya by LadyRosse on DeviantArt


AnnVen new design by LadyRosse on DeviantArt

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Do you have a dream list of artists you would love to commission work from? What would you get them to create for you? Do you have an original character (OC) in mind? Or is there a fanart idea you’d love to see on paper?

Are you an artist that offers commissions? Whether you have slots open right now or not, let me know! I want to check out your work and I’ll be doing another Sharing Saturday in the future featuring artists with open commissions slots!

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6 Incredible Make-Up Artists to Follow!

6 incredible make-up artists to follow

Make up is one of my passions, and I love when people combine it with art and design. There are some incredibly talented artists out there and I wanted to share with you a few of my favourites for this week’s Sharing Saturday!

Please note: All images belong to the artists mentioned in this post. If you like their work please take the time to visit them and follow them on social media!

 

Tal Peleg

Deviant Art  |  Instagram  |  FacebookTwitter

Tal Peleg makes incredible scenes using eyes and eye shadows, and these are just a few examples. You really do need to view her entire gallery to see the breadth of her skill. I love how varied her designs are, and how quirky too. There’s plenty of Disney, some art inspired like the Dali eye featured here, and some childhood favourites too.

 

 

Svenja Jödicke

Deviant Art  |  Etsy

Svenja is an artist that uses her eyes and make-up as a canvas, and what I really love about her work is the use of items as well as paint and make-up. This adds a 3D element, and also means that some of her work is more about symbolism and colours. For example, the first design featured here is her interpretation of The Little Mermaid, as part of her Disney series. Her butterfly and insect series’ are awe-inspiring and if you’re ok with seeing insects then they are worth a browse.

 

Katie Alves

Website  |  Deviant Art  |  Instagram  |  FacebookTwitter  |  Youtube  | Tumblr

 

Katie is a pretty well known face on the web and you’ve quite possibly seen her work before. She takes make-up art to the next level, using a variety of different products and skills to create amazing looks. She did a fantastic series called 31 days of Halloween and included tutorials on her youtube channels for the looks she created. She has covered a variety of themes, and plays around with glow in the dark paint to create some stunning effects.

 

Ithinity Beauty

Website  |  Google +  |  Instagram  |  FacebookTwitter

Ithi at Ithinity Beauty has an extraordinary talent for painting nails freehand, and these are just a few of her incredible designs. She posts new ones every couple of days and they range from freehand, to swatches and using different nail art products. When I’m not drooling over her beautiful designs, I love reading her blog and learning about the new products she’s tried out. She often takes part in themes and challenges which has resulted in some fantastic ideas and creations.

 

Makeup For Glasses

Website  |  Instagram  |  YouTube  |  Twitter

Samaries focuses on creating beautiful eye make-up designs for glasses wearers. As one herself she knows the challenges ladies with glasses face and lists herself as someone who is “breaking the rules when it comes to wearing makeup and glasses”. She offers tips and product reviews, as well as detailing the products she uses to obtain her stunning eye make-up. While Samaries’ work is not as fantastical as the other artists featured in this blog post, I wanted to include her because of how important it is for glasses wearers to have someone like her doing this. While glasses themselves have become fashionable in recent years, not many people actually experience the struggles of creating make-up looks with bad eye sight or that stand out behind glasses.

 

 

Eva Senín Pernas

Deviant Art  |  Tumblr  |  FacebookTwitter

Eva’s work includes full face make-up designs, as well as focusing on individual areas like her crime scene lips featured in the first image. I love the versitility of her work, and how she includes full special effects like her Kerrigan look (second photo) as well as creating themed pieces. There’s a vibrance and ingenuity to her work that really draws you in.

 

 

Are you familar with any of these artists? Any new or different ones to recommend? Are you a make up artist? Let me know in the comments and don’t be share to drop me a link to your work! <3

 

 

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