Thursday, November 3, 2016

Inktober (picture heavy)

I don't know where I first saw it, but as I read a little about it, I decided I would try Inktober for the month of October.  As I understood it, the goal is to do a drawing each day of the month in ink.  So then I had to personally define what I was using as ink and I decided that ball point pens, gel pens, and markers all contained ink and those were the tools that I would predominantly use. Pencil was used only for shading - nothing was sketched first in pencil (which explains the fuzzy chin on the sketch below).  And let me apologize first thing for the poor photos.  I mainly took these to post on Instagram not thinking to save them to a folder first before deleting so I retook them, but in very poor light.  I'll know better in the future.

I did start on October 1st with the first thing that I saw - this picture of my grandson which I sketched in ballpoint pen on a sheet of notepad.  Since I was planning to go forth for the month I found an index card notepad on a ring to use and just added in this first one.  There were a few days I skipped and a few days with just some doodling and a couple I should have just left out.  




A few of these are begging for more color, or something more.  But there are a couple that I am more than happy with.  So all in all it was a good experiment and if I remember I think I might like to do it again next October.  


  1. I tried to leave a comment, and then got an error message, so I don't know if it took or not. Reply if it didn't, and I'll come back and leave it again!

    1. Hi Sabrina, no I didn't see your original comment. Thank you for visiting though. I think there might be some goblins left over from Halloween trolling the internet this week. I've been getting some very weird 404 messages and missing graphics myself.

  2. Sorry my first comment went AWOL. I got a "blogger could not connect to server" message, but every other tab I had open was fine so it wasn't a problem at my end. Anyway, I was in awe of your drawing skills and your patience; I could never even attempt such drawings from life. I recognise the little felt trivet ;-), but my favourite was what I saw as photo #10. It is a sheep, isn't it, with lots of curly fleece. A sheep pot, at any rate...


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