Thursday, October 2, 2014
Welcome to InkTober!
Since I've been slacking in the sketchbook department of late, I've decided to take part in this year's InkTober Challenge. It's a great way to pick up the drawing bug or rediscover it if you've been suffering from a bit of burnout.
I'm going to put my pencils away this month and try drawing with different pens, including breaking out the old dip pens and tips. There's a ton of information on Jake Parker's website (the founder of InkTober). He discusses how he came up with the idea and reviews a variety of pens you could use, along with showing the kinds of marks they make – a fantastic resource in and of itself.
The suggested "rules" are simple.
1. Make a drawing in ink (you can use a pencil underdrawing if you want).
2. Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, pinterest or just pin it to your wall).
3. Hashtag it with #inktober
Here's my first drawing for the month from yesterday. I'll try to get today's posted before EOD so I'll be all caught up ... at least for 24 hours!