Inktober 2020 is more than half way done and so far I’ve been able to keep up. I believe this is my fourth year doing inktober. This year, I’ve been able to draw all my drawings without using pencil first and then having to retracing it in ink. Am slowing building my confidence in drawing with ink. Some time I need to think about how to approach a drawing. Weather I should start with this shape or should I draw this line first and then draw a shape. Below are a few of my drawings from Inktober.
After 2 year and about 2 months, I filled my sketchbook. This is my 2nd one that I’ve filled If you visited my blog before you have seen a few post of portrait sketches I’ve done using photo reference. The sketchbook I used is a canson sketchbook with 100 pages, 9×12 inches. I wish I could show you all my sketches so you can see the progress I’ve made with each sketch. Just show the importance of practicing to get better. Here are a few sketches that I’ve posted on this blog before along with some news one. For the last five to eight pages I decided to see if I could sketch a portrait just using ink.
I haven’t posted about the new journal that am using for 2020. I started this journal just last month when this COVID-19 began to spread here in the U.S. and forcing us to practice social distancing. Am using Stillman and Birn Epsilon softcover sketchbook. I did this as a journal entry.
When drawing faces I’ve notice that there are certain faces that have their challenges. The challenge is the shape of the face. Some people have like a roundish face shape that sometimes it difficult to get that roundness accurate. Others have that curve roundness around the cheek around. When am drawing that roundness area it look like they have their month stuff with food. Other times it the jaw area plus the cheek area that a challenge.