Inktober 2019 is definitely less stressful. I really thought that when I decided to try again this year I was going to hate myself. My concept of time goes right out the window when I’m drawing, so it’s not until I’m finished I realize it’s been 4 or 5 hours. Admittedly, I get pulled away here and there, but it still always surprises me. A few hours is however drastically less then the 8 to 11 hours I was spending last year. The reduction in the size of paper is definitely helping.
Day 9 Pendent
I’m happy with the crystals and the colors, but the angle is annoying me. I think I’d like to do some tree ring studies in the future. I used Faber Castell Pitt pens and colored Bombay India ink.
Day 10 Pumpkin
I’m trying to push myself to do backgrounds and mid grounds. I feel like I’m getting the hang of it. I really like working with the colored ink. I’ve been using it like a watercolor, but I have the advantage of it drying completely and being able to layer without disturbing what’s underneath. It was all Bombay India ink with a number 6 golden tacklon brush and a dip pen.
Day 11 Book
The book was fun to draw, I think I’d like to do a redo. Possibly with acrylic paint. I used Faber Castell Pitt pens and colored Bombay India ink.
Day 12 Botanical
I was inspired by botanical illustrations for this one. I used seedpods because you mostly find them in Autumn. It was actually really fun I might do this style again. I used Faber Castell Pitt pens and Bombay India ink.
Day 13 Grave
The Halloween season isn’t complete without a graveyard scene! This is an actual graveyard in the U.K., I thought it was really idyllic. Again working on backgrounds… I used Faber Castell Pitt pens and colored Bombay India ink.
Some of these I would like to go back and tweak, but for now they are what they are. How are you doing with Inktober? Tell me in the comments below.