It’s almost October, time for a InkTober .
Have you participated before? Will you be doing it again? I’m going to, and while I might not end up doing one every day, Inktober is a good reason for me to focus on pen and ink, and work with it.
Here’s what the creator of Inktober, Jake Parker, has to say about it:
I created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.
Anyone can do InkTober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.
While the official rules (below) say you must post a drawing a day, I’ve found that just doing as many as I can and posting them helps.
Here’s some early-for-Inktober work from this week.
That’s iron gall ink from Goulet Pens. Almost black when laid down thick, but a lovely purple when you brush some water over it. (while it’s still wet)
Not ready to do the challenge yet? How about looking at some inspiring work in ink? Some of my favorite artists to follow on instagram ( that work a lot with ink): @paulheaston , @ninaapplepine , @kiahkiean , @lizsteelart , @fredlynchart , @aheavysoul and so many more… I’ll be posting my inktober sketches on instagram @suhitasketch and here on the blog once a week.
Happy inking! More about Inktober here.