Are you doing Inktober? Sketching with ink each day for 31 days?
I knew it was coming up and had already decided I would give it a miss this year. But after going through a very non productive stage I felt I needed some sort of motivation to get back to regular sketching again.
I looked at Sktchyapp few days ago and saw they also have new challenges posted regularly now. One was to draw inspiration from the masters. I took inspiration from Egon Schiele for this sketch, done on Strathmore tan toned paper with Pentel brushpen and gouache. Thanks to Teri for the reference image.
That felt good to do a figure sketch again, so I decided I would go ahead and attempt Inktober. There is a daily prompt, some I may follow depending how the mood strikes. I’m not good at prompts, it’s just something that takes a bit more effort.
Whether I will manage all 31 days is yet to be seen but I’ll try. I didn’t follow the prompt for day 1. Instead I picked a quick and easy one using Matisse’s simple line drawings as the inspiration for this sketch. Photo reference from Lisa on Sktchyapp.
So far so good. But I’m only up to day 3!