Inktober Day 3: Poison (Thoughts & Reflection)

Here is today’s submission:


Today, I was exhausted. I got home from work tired, and steadily lost energy as the night went on. I originally did not think that I was going to draw anything today, which honestly bummed me out a bit at the same time that I knew that things sometimes happen. 

Eventually, though, I remembered that the point of Inktober is to practice daily drawing and to challenge yourself, so I decided to draw anyways. Additionally, I decided to throw caution to the wind and go straight to the brush pen after the initial pencil sketch. 

Here is what I gleaned from today’s work:

  1. The brush pen is incredibly diverse, depending on the angle at which you hold it, how you move it, and the amount of pressure you apply. 
  2. Because of the line a brush pen creates, it can also create the illusion of depth or height. For example, on the right side of the pond, there appears to be some distance (a few inches maybe) between the water surface and the ground–all because of the width of the brush pen’s line. 
  3. From start to finish, today’s submission took about 30 minutes. I didn’t over think today’s prompt; once I had an idea, I trusted my gut and ran with it. Additionally, there was no hesitation in the inking or sketching, and I wasn’t intimidated by the empty page. 

I definitely feel like today’s submission was a step forward in the right direction. I am having a great time with this, and will continue on! I look forward to what everyone else submits, as well. 

Feel free to comment below! 

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