bohemian living isn’t always the healthiest & kiki ended her life in 1953 by collapsing on the pavement outside her flat - &, with that, tsuguharu foujita proclaimed the glory days of montparnasse to have died along with their queen. kiki proved that women can thrive on their own terms: with a bit of art, an onion, some bread & some red.
#kikiDeMontparnasse #inktober #tsuguharuFoujita #paris #france #illustration #art
she’d been painting her own canvases, anyway, so had a wildly successful exhibition of her own & was still in demand by paris creatives who had crowned her ‘queen of montparnasse’ by the time she was 28. 1929 was also the year that her autobiography was published. ernest hemingway wrote its introduction, but that didn’t spare it being banned by the US government.
#kikiDeMontparnasse #inktober #paris #ernestHemingway #illustration
running with the cool kids meant the muse needed a suitable moniker. she chose kiki - &, as she’d carved her niche deep in the 14th arrondissement, it was only natural that she added ‘de montparnasse’ as her new surname. six years with man ray did not tame her & kiki probably didn’t flinch much when he dumped her for lee miller. after all, alice was nothing if not resourceful.
#inktober #kikiDeMontparnasse #manRay #leeMiller #art
it helped that alice prin was unconventionally & extraordinarily easy on the eye. when, at the age of twelve, she broke free from the grandmother who’d barely managed to drag her up, alice fled to paris to live with her mother. it was an arrangement that didn’t last & alice almost immediately fell in with the artists of montparnasse. she began posing (sometimes nude) for photographers, painters & film directors.
#france #paris #inktober #kikiDeMontparnasse #illustration
A spider graveyard for this #inktober prompt.
I am so proud to report that in the past couple of weeks I saved 4 spiders by trapping them under a glass and bringing them outside. But I'm not at home and while still gross, they were not the giant house spider type. If they were and invaded my home, they would most likley end up in the vacuum. I am by no means proud of this. But the other choice would be burning down the house and it's not mine, so there.
#inktober #art #history:
‘all i need is an onion, a bit of bread & a bottle of red…& i will always find someone to offer me that.’
day two of inktober is perfect for alice prin - better known as kiki de montparnasse - as it's her anniversaire. if you want to know more about the muse (& WHY WOULDN'T YOU?), you can read more in the posts to follow.
#montparnasse #paris #kikiDeMontparnasse #ink #illustration
Écrite comme une géométrie sacrée
Dans l'équilibre des cieux marbrés,
Les vagues chantent la lente fortune
D'une Circé titanesque tissant sous la lune.
Nous, étendues sous les lumières blêmes,
Nous contemplons, oh, peut-être le millième
De ces jours sortis d'une nuit blanche,
Baignant dans le vin jusqu'aux hanches,
C'est une toile extatique, extasiée
Qui assied l'hégémonie d'une araignée
Attendrie, attendue et tendue,
Tissant, bien sûr, nos amours éperdues.
Plein d'énergie et de courage à tous ceux qui font le #inktober parce que whaou 😍 et re whaou 🤩.
I was a fan of Final Fantasy, but my interest seemed to peter out sometime around FF13. It may have been due to not having a PS3, but I confess to not feeling any excitement about FF15 or 16 either on release. Perhaps the magic was gone for me?
This drawing is a bit rougher than yesterday's, because I need to actually do one of these a day for a month.
well i totally missed september turning into october this weekend. but good thing i had already ordered a very tiny sketchbook just for #inktober months ago!
here's the theme i picked. i feel like being self-indulgent with my OCs pris and gary this month.
all sketches done with micron and copics. no effort, just good vibes :blobcatpizza:
Es ist wieder #inktober \o/ Und ich starte direkt mal verspätet... Tag 1: Dream
I decided to try to follow this one which seems quite simple and funny ...don't know if I'll be able to do it all but in the meantime I'll start
- uhmm... maybe I'm a bit of a masochist... ;) :P -
This is the first entry, while the second is already online on #patreon
Langes Wochenende und direkt das Datum verrafft - das bin ich <3
Habe mich spontan entschieden beim #Inktober mitzumachen und da ich jetzt eh einen Tag zu spät bin und "Spiders" für mich ein No-Go ist... gibt es heute Prompt 1 "Dreams".
Ich bin absolut eingerostet, aber vielleicht komme ich so ja wieder rein. Nehme gerne Tipps an - bin absolut unvorbereitet XD
Take care, … no, TAKE CARE when playing with Inkjet refills. And don't ever make color bombs with it. Don't ever fill it up into vaping liquid bottles. Please use gloves. #inktober
#Inktober 02: Spiders
Und schon werde ich untreu, zeichne statt diversen Spinne nur eine einzige. Und dann auch noch ohne Netz. Aber dafür bunt und mit nem Fäkalwitz. Wie sich das gehört.
#Inktober - Spiders.
To everyone who expected me to NOT draw my favorite spider boy... pffah! No way 😆🤍
This is #Zhaikes with his various extra-limbs. Random fact: Only a few people of his species (the #ZhorKhat) have them - 4 big ones on the back and 4 small ones on the head. They are part of a genetic "mutation" and come with fancy skills.
Inktober 2023 Day 2 Spiders
Inktober 2023 Day 1 Dream
Ah, I almost forgot about #inktober this year, starting to draw immediately, as I am one day late
My ink illustration of Dream (from the Sandman comics) and Death seems to qualify for the first Inktober prompt.
In this picture, Dream and Death are standing in a dreamlike landscape that references two artworks by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch: The Scream, 1893 and Madonna, 1895/1902.
My artwork was created for an annual independent comics event in Oxford called Caption.
I’ve been looking forward to picking up drawing again for #inktober, but now I’m utterly surprised that it’s already October and don’t feel like I have time :-|
Maybe next year…
Every time I see #Inktober pop up, I think to myself, I have an iPad. I have an Apple Pencil. I have Linea Sketch. Why am I not doing this?
And then I remember. I really, truly, genuinely don’t have drawing skills. Not by hand, anyway.
For the month of October, I'm participating in the annual #inktober drawing challenge. I'll be following some of the official Inktober prompts, but mostly the SciArt Inktober prompts. I will also be giving up my colorful inks and restricting myself to black ink.
Today, I'm following the #SciArtInktober prompt "lipid" and drawing some phospholipids.