16 October 2015

Inktober and drawing for fun

Over the last few months I have started keeping a sketchbook on a regular basis. I have always had a sketchbook, but I used to use it very randomly, with very little method, just when I felt like it. Recently I have come across various books and blogs that have encouraged me to make sketching a daily habit.

As a result I started using my tumblr account almost daily. A few weeks ago, while looking at other artists' work, I came across the hashtag Inktober and wondered what it was. I looked it up and discovered it's a challenge started in 2009 by Jake Parker, which now takes place every October.

To take part all you have to do is make art using ink (add colour if you like) and post it on your social media with the hashtag #inktober, throughout the month of October You can do a daily sketch, weekly, anything that helps you get into a habit. (I know it's a bit late to start, but if you wanted to you could draw for 30 days in a row, and that's the same really).

So for the past three weeks I have been drawing in pen, occasionally adding water with a paint brush.

You can see my work here. It's rather random but fun!

If you want to see other artists' work just type #inktober or #inktober2015 and you'll come across lots of very interesting ink drawings.

If one wanted to they could set up their own personal challenge. What would yours be? You could pick any theme really and just go with the flow!

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