Kelsey Bass


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Drink and Draw Secret Society
Digital Render of one of the voluntary models.

Digital Render of one of the voluntary models.

I finally attended another Drink and Draw here in Berlin! This time I created a Goat skull mask. Below I've photo-documented my process, and I have to admit I really couldn't predict the result. I used all recycled materials, amazon boxes, masking tape, box padding... I used paint that I had around the apartment, but I decided to buy some gesso to use this time.

I'm really happy how it all came together, and it was wonderful wearing it to the Drink and Draw party. 

The Event

The Drink and Draw's party theme was Secret Society. I think I leaned more towards the occult, a lot of folks leaned towards masks and cloaks, and then a smaller amount of folks wore kinky clothes. It did, however, make everyone look a bit similar so sorry to those of you who I didn't recognize at first! 

I was hoping for some professional modeling at this event, but it mostly relied on the party goers to pose, which in turn made for some mixed results. Because the party was happening all around it was hard to focus on drawing. So I only had a few drawings out of the 5 hours I was there. This in no way is bad, because I did have fun chatting and meeting new people, but for those who solely came for drawing seemed to also have trouble.

At the beginning of the party, I was modeling, and boy, I forgot how hard it is to stay still! I think I managed anyway. I have a lot of respect for those pro models out there standing/sitting hours at a time.

Despite not having done a lot of drawing that night I thought these four images were somewhat successful. I really want to go weekly to some figure drawing classes again!

Until next time!

First Week of Inktober 2015

Inktober 1, 2015 My first piece ever for Inktober. I didn't want to think too hard or draw too hard because I don't want to run the chance of getting an Art block.

Finally I decided it was time to participate in this year's Inktober. For those of you who don't know Inktober was created by Jake Parker in 2009 as a way for him to improve his inking skills, and since then lots of artists have been participating. 

Here are the rules taken from the event page on Facebook if you'd also like to participate.

InkTober rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin it on your wall.)

3) Hashtag it with #inktober

4) Repeat

More info at

Inktober 2, 2015 I love Rats and Jack o' Lanterns. I use to have pets rats growing up, and they were amazing friendly pets. And I can't think about October without thinking about Pumpkins and Jack o' Lanterns.

Some folks have come up with themes or things they'd like to specifically work on when doing these ink drawings. I've decided to just explore working with ink and making work that just comes to my head. Being so  busy lately, I don't get to draw for myself or things that amuse me. When I've done all 31 days then next year I'll plan some theme I'd like to work under. 

Inktober 3, 2015 I just let my hand take the wheel when inking this one. Pretty bizarre.

On Saturdays I'll post here all the ink drawings I've done during the week instead of one individual post per day. (Since I'm posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr daily)

If you're interested in participating do it!! You can still catch up!