It’s the end of November already! Wow where do the days go, this is insane.
Remember that I wanted to give it a go this year? And it went pretty ok actually. For the first time in a while I’ve been on fire, cranked out sketches like crazy(My lazy ass alter ego is impressed, so..). Browsed the inktober hastags on instagram and hot damn there were so many good pieces tagged there! Instead of getting discouraged(like I normally would), it actually gave me that well-needed kick in the butt and off I went. I experimented with new techniques and just had fun with it. I’ve been so inspired!
Let’s have a look at 6 of my favorite drawings from Inktober 2016.
I mostly used the same old pens I always draw with, plus adding another fountain pen to my collection. This time with grey ink in a converter cartrigde! The drawings look so clean when I do my rough sketch with greys instead of blacks, makes the minimalist in me cheer and dance. Mmmmm… purity.
So did I complete the entire month?
I would say that I got halfway. Fair enough. Then I had to prioritize some freelance gigs that I chose to accept. You never know when opportunities strike… I haven’t been hard on myself for not finishing though, having fun felt more important than being perfect! Besides, some of these are results of a second, or even third attempt before having a drawing that I was somewhat happy with. I guess that’s worth mentioning too, gotta be transparent about those artistic struggles!
I’m definitely participating next year as well, hopefully I won’t jinx it. I know for sure that it’s growing on me. Ever since I gave inks an honest chance a year ago, I’m even more convinced that it’s one of my favorite media to work in.
Did you participate? How did it go?