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Penultimate day off my #inktober2017 catch up is found. .. so naturally I've drawn a #dinosaur #skull :) It's just a quick sketch with a brush tip pen, i might go back over with a black fine liner at some point. .
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#inktober #purple #sketch #sketchbook #Dino #dinosaurs #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #inky
Still behind on #inktober2017 (it was going so well, too! Haha), so i think this is day 29..? It's still a work in progress, but it's based on a piece of beautiful ceremonial armour given to a Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) by an Indian royal as part of the British prince's tour of India in the 1870s... i think, i went to this exhibition months ago and forgot to photograph the labels. Whoops

#inktober #wip #workinprogress #sketch #drawing #sketchbook #armour #scales #decorative #Indian #bejeweled #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram
Still behind on #inktober2017  (it was going so well, too! Haha), so i think this is day 29..? It's still a work in progress, but it's based on a piece of beautiful ceremonial armour given to a Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) by an Indian royal as part of the British prince's tour of India in the 1870s... i think, i went to this exhibition months ago and forgot to photograph the labels. Whoops #inktober  #wip  #workinprogress  #sketch  #drawing  #sketchbook  #armour  #scales  #decorative  #Indian  #bejeweled  #artistsoninstagram  #artistsofinstagram 
This is the #medieval #stainedglasswindow i drew for my slightly late #inktober day 28.
Oops, fell a bit behind with #inktober over the weekend (mainly through laziness, to be fair. ..) Despite being British, I've chosen to go with the autumnal definition of 'fall', because it meant i could draw these acorns from a medieval stained glass window. 
Admittedly I've not drawn them very well, but as the artist on the windows clearly had never seen an acorn (or was thinking about something else entirely), i hope I'll be forgiven! I'll post that in a mo, as my Instagram is having issues and keeps crashing when i post multiple images :( Will hopefully catch up with the rest of the inktober days tomorrow... or I'll finish a bit late. 
#inktober
#inktober2017 #acorn #leaf
Oops, fell a bit behind with #inktober  over the weekend (mainly through laziness, to be fair. ..) Despite being British, I've chosen to go with the autumnal definition of 'fall', because it meant i could draw these acorns from a medieval stained glass window. Admittedly I've not drawn them very well, but as the artist on the windows clearly had never seen an acorn (or was thinking about something else entirely), i hope I'll be forgiven! I'll post that in a mo, as my Instagram is having issues and keeps crashing when i post multiple images :( Will hopefully catch up with the rest of the inktober days tomorrow... or I'll finish a bit late. #inktober  #inktober2017  #acorn  #leaf 
#inktober2017 day 27:climb

This guy could be climbing of of the carved stone, right? .
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#inktober #sketch #sketchbook #doodle #ink #stone #stonecarving #cathedral #face #creepy #drawing #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #ancient #medieval #weird
I've been adding some new designs to my Redbubble store, including the totem sketch I put up the other day for Inktober 
Find this and more using the link in my bio --> @artyartefacts .
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#redbubble #new #totem #nativeamerican #firstnations #sketch #drawing #tshirt #phonecase #bag #tote #handdrawn
Inktober day 26: squeak. 
Having a bit of a 'can't draw today' day (anyone else ever get those too. .?), so you may not be able to tell that this is a squeaky little bat that was carved from jade. 
See my photos of the original by scrolling through my pictures :) .
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#inktober2017 #inktober #sketch #sketchbook #bat #cute #drawing #doodle #scribbling #scribbly #fliedermaus #wings #pens #fineliners #pink #green #blue #black
On this day in 899, King Alfred the Great died.

Often unfairly only remembered as the bloke who burnt the cakes,  Alfred the Great helped defend his kingdom of Wessex against Viking invaders, unified the other kingdoms in England at the time, and promoted education and the use of the English language over Latin. He was also a patron of the arts,  as demonstrated by his commissioning of the Alfred Jewel (which the @ashmoleanmuseum have just posted a picture of. It's very beautiful,  and definitely worth a look)

Read more on my blog at artyartefacts.tumblr.com .
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#onthisday #onthisdayinhistory #kingofengland #alfredthegreat #history #Englishhistory
On this day in 899, King Alfred the Great died. Often unfairly only remembered as the bloke who burnt the cakes, Alfred the Great helped defend his kingdom of Wessex against Viking invaders, unified the other kingdoms in England at the time, and promoted education and the use of the English language over Latin. He was also a patron of the arts, as demonstrated by his commissioning of the Alfred Jewel (which the @ashmoleanmuseum have just posted a picture of. It's very beautiful, and definitely worth a look) Read more on my blog at artyartefacts.tumblr.com . . . . #onthisday  #onthisdayinhistory  #kingofengland  #alfredthegreat  #history  #Englishhistory 
Third wife of #henryviii,  #ladyjaneseymour,  died on 24th Oct 1537,  a few dsa days after giving birth to the future king #edwardvi

#tudor #onthisdayinhistory #onthisday #janeseymour #16thcentury #Queen #divorcedbeheadeddieddivorcedbeheadedsurvived #Englishhistory
I forgot to share an #onthisday post for a couple of days,  sorry! 
One i missed was the #battle of #edgehill from the #englishcivilwar on 23rd October.

#dailyhistory #historyblog #historygeek #Englishhistory #battleofedgehill
#inktober2017 day 24: blind

This #drawing is based on a #sculpture in the #ashmolean #museum, which was placed in the grave of a member of the ancient Cycladic civilization that predated the Minoan civilisation on Crete.

Although unpainted now, originally they would have the features picked out in brought colours, as the reconstruction also in the museum shows (swipe to see)

#inktober #sketch #promarkers #spectrumnoir #grey #sketchbook #face #head #blank #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #pen
#inktober2017  day 24: blind This #drawing  is based on a #sculpture  in the #ashmolean  #museum , which was placed in the grave of a member of the ancient Cycladic civilization that predated the Minoan civilisation on Crete. Although unpainted now, originally they would have the features picked out in brought colours, as the reconstruction also in the museum shows (swipe to see) #inktober  #sketch  #promarkers  #spectrumnoir  #grey  #sketchbook  #face  #head  #blank  #artistsoninstagram  #artistsofinstagram  #pen 
#inktober2017 day 23: #juicy

This #sketch is based on a beautiful #carved #wooden spoon (swipe to see) and features 3 #birds eating #grapes on a vine

#bird #leaves #leaf #inktober #pen #ink #colour #color #sketching #sketchbook #drawing #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #flourish
#onthisday in 1906 #paulcezanne died

French #artist Paul Cezanne was an impressionist who inspired many other artists, including Picasso and Matisse. He was adept at different subjects, and painted still life, landscape and portrait works

#onthisdayinhistory #painting #art #arthistory
#inktober2017 day 22

I've abandoned today's prompt and #drawn a #cute #pottery #piggybank just because he's rather sweet :) #inktober #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #pig #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #moneybox #ink
#inktober2017 day 21 catch up: #furious 
Not sure if this #ancientgreek #mask is #angry, puzzled, or something else entirely, but i think his #expressive #eyebrows are fab! 
#inktober #sketch #sketchbook #sketching #drawing #colourful #ancient #face #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #ink
#didyouknow that #onthisday in 1632 #philosopher, #mathematician and #architect Christopher Wren was born.

After the #greatfireoflondon, Wren was given the task of redesigning #London, particularly the many #churches and #cathedrals which were destroyed, including #stpauls. Although some of the buildings have been demolished, destroyed or dramatically altered, some still exist in their original state.

Read more on my #historyblog at artyartefacts.tumblr.com

#architecture #17thcentury #history
#didyouknow  that #onthisday  in 1632 #philosopher , #mathematician  and #architect  Christopher Wren was born. After the #greatfireoflondon , Wren was given the task of redesigning #London , particularly the many #churches  and #cathedrals  which were destroyed, including #stpauls . Although some of the buildings have been demolished, destroyed or dramatically altered, some still exist in their original state. Read more on my #historyblog  at artyartefacts.tumblr.com #architecture  #17thcentury  #history 
Ooh, i do like a good #repeatpattern, don't you? And don't they look different just by changing the colour from #pink to #blue 
You can find these and other designs using the link to my #redbubble store in my bio --> @artyartefacts 
#pattern #face #brightpink
#inktober2017 day 20 (not 18 as I've written on my #drawing)

Today's prompt is deep, but I couldn't thong of anything I'd seen in a #museum that would fit the bill, so I've just #drawn something i like. 
I saw this #killerwhale #totem in the @pittriversmuseum when i visited a few months ago, and just love the form of it :) #inktober #nativeamerican #firstnations #stylised #stylized #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #sketchbook #promarkers #grey #gray #carved #teeth #sketch #spectrumnoir
#inktober2017  day 20 (not 18 as I've written on my #drawing ) Today's prompt is deep, but I couldn't thong of anything I'd seen in a #museum  that would fit the bill, so I've just #drawn  something i like. I saw this #killerwhale  #totem  in the @pittriversmuseum when i visited a few months ago, and just love the form of it :) #inktober  #nativeamerican  #firstnations  #stylised  #stylized  #artistsoninstagram  #artistsofinstagram  #sketchbook  #promarkers  #grey  #gray  #carved  #teeth  #sketch  #spectrumnoir