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.