Little sketches: Inktober, Week 2

Another week of Inktober and I’m quite pleased to have stuck with it for 16 days. Hoping to make it through the end of the month, a little inking everyday. Are you doing the  Inktober challenge? If you are, what are your thoughts on it? Here are some of my sketches from this week.

Flowers in Iron Gall Ink.

A subject that appears often in my sketches: My daughter doing her homework.k_homework1.jpg

And one that doesn’t appear so often at all. Little doodles from my imagination. This one done while waiting for an appointment. I had no idea where it was going when I started working on it. Glad I carry my supplies everywhere.

It’s persimmon season. So fun to draw, I bet these fruits will make an appearance in my sketches for a while. This first sketch is entirely in colored ink. DeAtramentis Document Ink on watercolor paper.

And this one is brush pen and pastel on toned paper.

My skull (that just sounds strange!) arrived in the mail this week so I’ll be drawing studies of it for a while. Brush pen and Noodlers ink

And ink washes.

I’m also working on a larger project I’m really excited about (more on that soon) and I find that all this inking is influencing how I am working on my current pieces.  Here is a peek at some of what I’ve worked on this past week.

That’s about it for my week in little sketches.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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7 Responses to Little sketches: Inktober, Week 2

  1. Susan Wilson says:

    What a week for you–all wonderful work and an inspiration to all of us.

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  2. Annie says:

    Yes, Susan said it! And, Suhita, may I ask what kind of pen ( and ink) you used for those first flowers? Very nice touch there. Thanks.

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  3. Annie says:

    Thanks, Suhita, Uh, how come my sketches don’t look as good as yours…hahaha. (This is a reminder to go back to my dip pens.)

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    • 🙂 dip pens, bamboo pens ( I’m using one today for my inktober sketch), glass dipping pens, calligraphy, pens, I put them all in a jar on my desk so I’ll remember to reach for something new every once in a while. If I put them all away neatly, I forget about them.


  4. miatagrrl says:

    I’m keeping up with Inktober, but I knew that keeping up with daily sketching wouldn’t be a challenge for me, so I gave myself the added challenge to try to do something VERY challenging for me: sketching from imagination. When I’m tired or short on time, I slide back into the easy habit of drawing from life, and it’s been quite an effort to stick to my goal (and not always successful). Having lots of fun anyway, though! Here’s my blog report so far:


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    • Tina, that’s wonderful , to put in an extra challenge for yourself. This is the first year Ive even done one-a-day… maybe I’ll up the ante next year. But I am learning so much just by forcing myself to work primarily in ink on atleast one piece a day.


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