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.
Just completed the first week of inktober 2019. Been fun drawing, looking at other people drawing and for the first time not fallen so far behind.
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.
If you and I were sitting down somewhere having a cup of coffee or tea I would try to avoid bring up the discussion of the presidential election. It would just be a waste of energy. I would bring up how the weather has slowly change here in south Texas. The mornings are little cooler and the afternoon are just fantastic to be out-door. In two days it will be getting darker sooner, yes daylight saving time. That always a drag even though I don’t mind the extra hour of sleep. It will take a while to adjust, but the hard part is adjusting that will it will be dark before 6pm.
That means less time to get stuff done during the day. Speaking of things to do, it time to get back at job and hunting and maybe finding a holiday job. Just got finished working on a temporary project. Again no progress on the job front. Still wondering what does it take to get an opportunity to gain work experience. Well I try not to let that bring me down. Been busy these past five weeks with inktober challenge. Every day, challenging myself to drawing something using ink only. No pencil, no erasers. It been fun and enjoyable seeing all the talented artist showing their artwork on Instagram.
On the film photography side, still clicking away and have over a dozen of film rolls I need to get developed. All of them taken this year, ranging from terror expo, to siclovia, random street photography, and the girls at PETA. Hopefully will send a few rolls this week to get developed. It feels kind of weird not seeing any of the photos that I’ve taken this year. It even sad not being able to publish anything on my blog. Maybe I should turn to the dark side and get a digital camera, but then that won’t be any fun. Having to see your photo instantly instead of waiting to finish the roll of film and getting it developed. Not knowing how your photos came out and being surprise that they all came out is exciting.
I hope I can do another coffee/tea chat and won’t be a stranger. I pray that things will change for me soon and I’ll have more stuff to write about.
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.