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Inktober Day 1


Okay, hoping to bump up some traffic on here, I’m now participating in a web experiment called Inktober. Here’s the text from the original poster: Jake Parker:


31 Days 31 Drawings

Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. I created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

Anyone can do InkTober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.

InkTober rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin it on your wall.)

3) Hashtag it with #inktober

4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.

That’s it! Now go make something beautiful. — reblogged from http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober

Pretty fun stuff, yeah? There were a few requirements as to the types of pens to use and materials, but I can’t really afford the new equipment, so I’m making do with the pens I use every week to ink my comics. I think this would be a good exercise for me because of one key thing:

I never get to practice inking. I’m either already inking stuff, or being busy with something else. When something becomes your job, you seldom have any time to actually practice it and get better, or even to try something different. Inking has always been one of my most hated tasks (closely followed by colouring), and I think it’s time for me to try to do it to the best of my ability.So without further ado…

Day 1

Day 1, Self portrait in Ink using brush-tip pen.

I’m not going to go on with the things I don’t like. They’re glaring and obvious, but I  am proud of how the hair came out. Hair, especially short hair, has always been a struggle for me. This is also using a brush-tip pen which is a pen I usually avoid using at all costs since I tend to press down on my pens like I’m etching things in silver.

Well, that’s it for Day 1. Stay tuned for Day 2.
(Note, some days will be combined if I don’t have access to internet (like I’m at a convention or whatever).

Hope you enjoy this and FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME and post a link to your page/posts! 😀