I am managing to do an inky sketch a day so far this month. It was an effort to actually get started, as I’ve been out of the sketching groove for a long time and this is always a great challenge to get motivated again. And it’s a great challenge to draw just in ink, although I have to resort to colour now and again 😄
I really enjoyed doing a daily sketch when I started my little daily diary back in 2015 and was a bit sad when I finished it. I thought I’d take a similar approach for this month. You can see all the 150 entries from that diary here on Flickr.
I found it hard each day to decide what to sketch, and often I was disappointed with the result, so to make myself feel better about the sketch I added an appropriate text on the adjacent page, sometimes motivational, sometimes humourous and it gave a more light hearted approach.
So I decided to approach Inktober in the same way. I am doing the prompts from Sktchyapp, and using its vast library of reference photos for the challenge.
#4 – Underwater. Ink, brushpen and watercolour on cartridge paper.
#5 Long. Sepia ink in Preppy fountain pen, bamboo dip pen and brush on cartridge paper.
#6 Sword. Super quick one today. Ink, Watercolour on cartridge paper. Lettering is with a Pitt calligraphy pen.
#7 Shy. Ink, Lamy Joy fountain pen on cartridge paper.
#8 Crooked. Pigma micron pen, brushpen and watercolour pencils on Kraft paper.
#9 Screech. Brush pen and water soluble oil pastels on Strathmore tan paper.
#10 Gigantic. Pilot V pen with water soluble ink on cartridge paper.
#11 Run. Lamy Joy fountain pen, brush pen and watercolour on cartridge paper.
I hope I can keep up this month as I find I often run out of steam, and ideas about halfway. Wish me luck.