Inktober 2019 – Days 26 – 31

The final set!

Whew! I thought these prompts would be different, that they would be enjoyable… but no.

I don’t have an issue creating something every day but working with prompts just rubs me wrong. By the end of the challenge I’m rebelling against the constraints of the prompt list.

So no more prompts.

After so many attempts have I finally learned my lesson? I hope so.

Inktober 2019 – Days 19 – 25

I guess I forgot that not only was I following a set of prompts for the month but I was also following a natural science theme. Big ooops.

Notice my departure on the 25th with my depiction of one of my favorite Muppets, Animal.

Yup… I’m a huge fan!

A5 portrait Hahnemühle Watercolour Book

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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

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