Inktober 2019 – Days 1 – 7

If it’s October then it must be Inktober, a celebration of daily ink drawing.

Jake Parker, an artist and illustrator, started Inktober in 2009 as his way of making a personal commitment to draw every day and improve his inking. The “rules” are minimal and although there’s an official Inktober 2019 daily prompt list, there’s no requirement to follow it slavishly. In fact a number of “unofficial” prompt lists have sprung up. Just google it and you’ll see.

I’m going to use one of the rogue prompt lists myself. I found one distributed by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators on their Facebook site which has very broad categories for the prompts. As someone who finds narrow prompts irritating this was just what I wanted.

As I have other projects going on I don’t have either the time or the energy to commit to hours creating a daily masterpiece. Instead I’m taking the quick and dirty approach. Two pens (one permanent, one watersoluble), one waterbrush , and small cells drawn onto a spread in my sketchbook journal.

A5 portrait Hahnemühle Watercolour Book

#inktober2019 #inktober #sciart

2 thoughts on “Inktober 2019 – Days 1 – 7

  1. Great work! I think quick and dirty is about the only way I’ll ever have time to join in with things like this. Managed a few days this time at least.


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