Thursday, November 3, 2016

Pen and Inktober

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here on my blog, not that anyone really misses me.  I’m still trying to level up my drawing and also trying to find my niche in art.  There are so many techniques I love from pencil to ink to painting.  I feel like I’m all over the place.  I see a lot of the established artists becoming very consistent in their style and technique.  I still feel like a student finding her way in the art world.

The month of October offered a great opportunity to refine a specific skill: pen and ink.  For the entire month of October, most artists participated in Inktober, where an artist creates an ink drawing once a day and posts it on a social media.  I enjoy working with ballpoint pen and have done so in the past to include sketching, doodling and creating an entire artwork in ballpoint pen.  This month I created some small drawings in ballpoint pen, micron pens and brush and ink.  I also wanted to practice using pen and ink the way comic and manga artists use them.  I’m sure this is a common art technique but it is new to me.  JetPens blog offers a lot of articles about pen and ink.

I did not create an ink drawing each day but I did enjoy creating one every 2 or 3 days, which is more than I did before.  Next year I will try to do better.  Here are my 10 Inktober creations.

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