Inktober 2020

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.

Only you..

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.

Inktober 2017

Inktober came and went.  With so much on my mind, I was only able to get half way.  This year I decide to challenge myself a little bit more.  Instead of using your regular ink pen/markers, I decided to use a dip pen and the Higgin black magic ink. I also used a old sketchbook I had laying around my room.  Haven’t used it since high school and I didn’t have money to buy a sketchbook that didn’t bleed when using ink.  The paper did hold up except when there was to much ink on the nib and drip on the paper.

Drawing in ink is intimidating because you have to know what you are going to do.  Are you going to draw a straight line, a circle or maybe a curve?  If you aren’t certain you can’t afford to miss up cause can’t erase it, you can keep going or start over on another page.

Half way done with InkTober

I’ve made it through the half point of InkTober.  Wow! this has been a challenge for me.  For those who don’t know what InkTober is, it a month challenge of drawing only using ink.  You can draw anything or follow the prompts provided, but they must be in ink.

For me the challenge is not making a mistake when drawing. Am still a rookie when it comes to drawing and drawing in ink is a whole different ball game.  You got to be confident that your next stroke with the pen is the one you want.

So for me, before I put ink to paper, I listen to a few tunes and clear my mine. After one or two song,  I do a quick pen sketch on a piece of paper that is just trash.  Just to get an idea of the lines and shapes I’ll be drawing.  Then I go my sketch pad and start drawing awhile I continue to listen to my music.

For this challenge I used the suggested prompts provided by InkTober.  Here are a few of the drawings.