Inktober’s almost over, and while I didn’t do close to a sketch a day, just thinking more about the inked line is interesting. For one, it means I can carry just a book and a single fountain pen most of the time. Like I did here: One Lamy Safari and a tiny Beta sketchbook is all I had with me when I sketched this palm tree that badly needed a haircut.
These next two pieces have a little bit of graphite added in.
But I’m never going to be working in monochrome all the time. I love color too much. Still, the line and greyscale work does seem to find it’s way into my color work. Like this little scene at a bar. Sumi ink and carbon platinum ink with watercolor.
But as one of you commented a while ago, wouldn’t almost all my work qualify for #inktober? Like this sketch at a dandiya dance which is all about the movement and color, but there’s always line…