Inktober Part 2

Woop woop!

Finally managed to finish this first Inktober!

Here is the 2nd part!

I finished a bit late, but… oh well…

So here are the 10 days overdue, corresponding to my 10 days vacation in fact…

Despite the delay, I loved meeting this challenge.

Not only has it allowed me to discover new artists, to see what everyone is able to do according to the same theme, but also, it allowed me to work on topics that I would never have dealt with in normal times.

My next year’s schedule will tell me if I’ll take the Inktober 2019 challenge, but for those who still hesitate, I strongly invite you to participate!

Big hugs,

Malika Smith

Inktober Part 1

¡ Hola Todos!

Those who follow me on social networks probably saw it:
I participated for the first time in the Inktober challenge this year!

Here is a summary in two times (yeah, because between two drawings, I went on holiday to Italy so there I am struggling to catch the delay now, that’s clever 😉 )

Last ten drawings to follow soon 😉

Inkely yours,

Malika Smith

PS: As a reminder, this year’s list was as follows:

Acclimatisation

Let us agree:
– it is snowing in England. (again.)
– even if it is only a matter of days, we are  always in winter so can someone explain to me why they put the AC in some offices and cafes??!

If  it’s already on when it is-1 °c outside, what happens in July?

Icyly Yours,

Malika Smith

But how do they??!

When you’re in England and you cross a frozen park by attending this kind of scene called “banal”:

But how do they not freeze to death? Are they equipped with a super powerful internal central heating system or is it?
Because I put on the layers, I remain frozen…
It kills me, just looking at them, I’m even more cold. What’s their secret??!

Malika Smith

The Lady with Doggies and Other Gifts

Happy New Year to all!
I hope you had a nice New Year’s Eve. Christmas now seems a bit far away… Here are some watercolors and other gifts made during the holiday season.

I share a few:

1The Lady with Doggies
A3 watercolour painted for one of my grandmothers, fan of the 18th Century, with Louis XV, Louis XV,, etc.

Cypris, the biggest of the two dogs died last November, so I thought it would be nice to have a picture bringing together all this nice little world, including the missing ones.

2. My grandparents because they made me understand long time ago that they would like me to make a painting of them.

3. My in-laws
because they’re always teasing each other nicely, to find out who’s the most respectable of the two.

3. The daughter of a couple of friends
I was so overwhelmed last year that I did not send anything for the birth of the little one (boo, shame on me!). This is a template found on Pinterest that I adapted to his first name. My only merit will have been to cut the details on the paper to the millimeter with my little hands.

May 2018 be creative!

Best wishes,

Malika Smith

Grandpa’s Precious Advice

Merry Christmas my friends!

Yes, the time when you could flirt with a simple pair of braces instead of a smartphone seems to be far away!
Christmas is also the period when we notice more of these differences of generations… We still love our grandparents despite these gaps! (and we laugh well with them!)

How about you? Have you received “memorable” gifts from your loved ones this year?

Lots of love,

Malika Smith