Inktober 2016

31 drawings in 31 days

In 2009, illustrator Jake Parker had the idea of creating a challenge in order to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits.

Since then, Inktober has evolved into a worldwide movement, with thousands of artists and non-artists participating every October.

The rules are very simple: Pick up a pen and start drawing – 1 drawing each day, of whatever.

On the Inktober Page you’ll find challenge variations (for instance if you can’t draw every day), information on how to participate online, a prompt list (if you prefer that), a pen list (no obligations, but helpful to see what you could use), and more.

My Inktober doodles

Because I wanted to participate this year but haven’t got much time at the moment, I needed to find something small, something that wouldn’t take longer than 20 minutes to draw.

Without much thinking, I picked up a piece of graph paper and a black fineliner and started.

The next day, I decided to draw variations using one same basic element for 6 days in a row before I switch to a different one.

Here are the results:

Inktober 2016, Day 1-6
Inktober 2016, Day 1-6

And on Day 7, I also coloured one in. 🙂

Inktober 2016, my design from Day 1 - First layers: watercolour pencils - Burnished with standard coloured pencils
Inktober 2016, my design from Day 1 – First layers: watercolour pencils – Burnished with standard coloured pencils

 

 

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