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#inktober2018

1 Nov
It was fun to do inktober this year in between a conference, preparing for a full week of meetings, during that week and after. I didn’t spend a lot of time on each drawing and wasn’t too ambitious with selection of subjects. But then, the prompt list was a challenge most days, as it shows in many cases. I’ve done several of the drawings in a bar, a restaurant, a train, a hotel room, a plane.

Since I was on the move most of the month, I carried only the essential: I’ve used a small sketchbook again (10×15 cm) and a selection of Uniball pin pen 0.05, Pentel black brushpen, Muji black brushpen, watercolour once and some calligraphy inks once (at home).

Inktober 2018 prompt list

#inktober days 26-31

1 Nov
[Inktober: 31 days 31 drawings, following a prompt list.]

Voilà, Inktober 2017 is over. I really enjoyed doing it this year again and will probably do it next year. I was not inspired every day but most days I was. I’m quite proud of most the drawings I made and I hope you liked them as well. (Interestingly some of those I didn’t particularly like were liked/favourited more than I anticipated, and by the same token, a few of those I found outstanding didn’t garner a lot of popularity.)

Day 26: ‘Squeak’. Black and white ink drawing of a cat playing with a mouse, against a circular background of red watercolour.
Black and white ink drawing of a cat playing with a mouse, against a circular background of red watercolour

Day 27: ‘Climb’. Black and grey ink drawing of the silhouette of a woman rock-climbing.
Black and grey ink drawing of the silhouette of a woman rock-climbing

Day 28: ‘Fall’. Grey India ink soft brush pen, black ink pin pen and black ink brush pen drawing of a man falling from a skyscraper. For this one, I had to hold a soft brush pen in each hand so that the dark and light greys would blend better. I don’t know how others do it. After I posted the drawing, Emmanuel nudged me when he realised the sky scraper looked very much like the Tour de Bretagne in Nantes.
Grey India ink soft brush pen, black ink pin pen and black ink brush pen drawing of a man falling from a skyscraper

Day 29: ‘United’. Grey India ink soft brush pen, black ink pin pen and black ink brush pen drawing of two carps, forming a circle.
Grey India ink soft brush pen, black ink pin pen and black ink brush pen drawing of two carps, forming a circle

Day 30: ‘Found’. Grey India ink soft brush pens and black ink pin pen drawing of a foundry and tiny people. I made a typo in the theme on the drawing, oh well.
Grey India ink soft brush pens and black ink pin pen drawing of a foundry and tiny people

Day 31: ‘Mask’. Black ink pin pen and white Posca pen drawing of a man holding a mask.
Black ink pin pen and white Posca pen drawing of a man holding a mask

Inktober prompt list:
Inktober prompt list

 

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