My first #Inktober was a great experience. I was approaching from an illustration point of view – hoping to illustrate concepts and ideas from my head – getting them into paper.
I experimented with different ink products at the beginning but settled into the wonderful humble bic biro.
In the course of the month my practice developed into a process for approaching the daily prompt words – brainstorming the word, considering which nterpretation/ meaning fit best with my intentions to inspire and motivate people. I created rough sketches, then developed one of these and often the third drawing would become the final detailed drawing.
I had a ‘no tracing’, and ‘only original work’, principle for #Inktober as I wanted to create solely from my mind. Through the daily practice I started to feel I could represent the image in my head more effectively, felt that the pen sat in my hand as a multi mark tool that could be used for line, shading and definition and could see improvement in my pen control and precision through the month.
The daily practice and seeing the benefit has been inspiring for other areas of my life and I’ll be applying that daily practice principle for improvement in other areas.
Thanks for the inspiring prompt words, to the great global #Inktober artists, it’s been wonderful.
What an experience Inktober has been. An ink drawing a day for 31 days. This was my first #Inktober.
Week One, Week Two, and my favourite week Week Three, drawings are at these clicks. Interesting to feel the progression and development of daily practice has had on my drawing skills, I feel that I use and hold the pen differently and can mark the paper more accurately. My typography and lettering is much more how I’d like it to look as I try to convey different energy in the words.
It’s been great to part of something global and see what different responses have been created to the prompt words (pictured). The challenge was to draw and instagram a drawing each day for 31 days.
I’m looking for live illustration briefs to get stuck into so if you have one please give me a shout. I’ll be developing these drawings further under the guidance of your illustration tutor, working on sewn art and ski fitness for November too.