I found out about Inktober about a week ago. It is a challenge in October to ink something every day and to share it with people. There is even a list of prompts, which can be found here at the founder’s website.
I haven’t drawn or inked anything serious in my life; the closest I have come is the sketches and doodles in pen on my notes during meetings. Photography has been my chosen medium for a long while. However, I couldn’t resist the chance to stretch myself artistic, try something new, and probbly fail spectacularly–but learning and having fun all the way.
I have no idea how often I will complete the challenges and post them, but the journey will be worthwhile. Of that, I have no doubt.
In anticipation, I needed to get some art supplies, which are a 9 x 12 Stillman & Birn Beta Series sketchbook, and a pack of Copic Multiliners (.3, .1, .05, and .03 mm).
To try out the the pens and get into the spirit of Inktober, as well as break in my new sketchbook, I decided to draw, even if the start is technically tomorrow. Call it a warm-up, haha.
The whole process from sketching in pencil, lining, erasing the pencil, and inking took around 3 hours, during which I had to remind myself to move around a bit. Here are the photos of the process, as outlined above:
I hope you enjoy Inktober, and I look forward to seeing all the amazing drawings!