Inktober 2017 – 3rd week.

This past week was one hectic week for me. Diwali, the most important festival in India, was being celebrated with a lot of pomp and joy. Then, there is  an ongoing blogging challenge I am participating in that requires me to write two posts per week and visit some wonderful blogs. And, then there is this ink drawing challenge that I love so much!

So, hectic it was, but I enjoyed the tension that comes along with all the activity, all the stress of completing posts and drawings in time. Of reading some really riveting works by talented writers and watching with awe the stupendous art work on display for the Inktober.

I managed to make ink drawings as well as I could, but missed out on one day. I will make a drawing for that day some time soon and add it to this series, for sure.

Sharing here, this week’s drawings. Do visit Instagram for some more splendid artworks with the hashtag #inktober2017. You will be amazed by the talent on display there!

Day 16

Prompt: Mystery.

I drew this woman wearing a masquerade mask to show how we are so oblivious of the real face that hides behind the mask. A mask that  could be a smile, or even a smirk!


Day 16.

I drew this candle for Diwali…to wish my dear ones a very happy Diwali!

Day 17.

Being extremely busy with the Diwali celebrations, I couldn’t post a drawing on this day.

Day 18.

I drew this dragonfly for a dear friend. She loves these dainty little creatures with their transparent wings…well, who doesn’t? I love them, too!

Day 19.

This mandala design  was my very first attempt. I was quite nervous, frankly, but am glad it came out pretty well!

Day 20.

This bow and arrow was for a friend who is a Sagittarian. I hope she likes it.

Day 21.

I am always fascinated by the Sun….the source of energy, of life on earth. I simply had to make a Zentangle drawing of this massive fire-ball!

Day 22.

The Maple leaf is a personal favourite. I just love its vibrant colours, and its unique shape. Sadly, we don’t find it here, in India. Else, I would have a leaf in every page of my personal diary!


So, that’s all for this week. The next week will be the last of Inktober this year. I hope I am able to make every drawing much more special for the finale.

See you next Sunday!

Until then,

Bye and take care!



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Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

20 thoughts on “Inktober 2017 – 3rd week.

  1. I’ve been actively following your Inktober series, Shilpa and loved every single one, even if I haven’t liked/commented on them on Social media. Your talent is simply beautiful and I am so glad that you took up this challenge, more as a personal thing than anything else. Keep drawing and writing 🙂

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    1. I know, Shy! I know how you follow my artwork, and thank you for that, babe! I need every bit of encouragement I can get!
      Yes, this ink drawing challenge has gotten way into my system, so I am definitely going to continue with it, as well as try out different things, like water colour painting, oil painting. Drawing and writing are for me an important part of my survival kit! 🙂


  2. Wow Shilpa!!!! These are beautiful. I am so art- wise disabled( sorry couldnt pick the right word for it, hope the meaning gets through ).. i can understand this must be such a nice way to unwind and realx… and probably be at peace and calm.

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  3. It’s been a hectic week and I cannot even claim Diwali as an excuse! Just work. I’m finally getting caught up, but remembered about 6 things I forgot and that blew away my joy at having actually accomplished things this weekend. But I hope to keep the momentum going a while.

    I love your drawings! Wow. So beautiful! Have you ever drawn a unicorn, or a dragon? I collect both, but can’t draw either worth spit. 🙂

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    1. Busy weeks sure can sap us of our energy, but at the same time they are so fulfilling, isn’t it Holly?
      No, I haven’t drawn a unicorn or a dragon, but thanks so much. I will surely make one of these this week!:)

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  4. I have seen your updates on Instagram and I love your Inktober series, Shilpa. You are really talented and I can only imagine how much time and effort this must be requiring. Hope your Diwali was wonderful!

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  5. Shilpa, your drawings are amazing. I love each and every one of them. For me, painting was therapeutic even though I didn’t know how to paint. You are a talented artist and your art speaks volumes. Sometimes creativity is soothing, sometimes it is exhilarating and other times it is healing, take care.

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    1. You are so right, Sulekha! And, creativity can be anything – cooking, gardening, writing…any activity that brings us alive, refreshes us, de-stresses us and urges us to use our mind productively.


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