Inktober 2021 – Day 1

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It’s here! Inktober 2021!

I’ve participated in Inktober every year since 2017, even if that’s meant just a quick sketch. If you’re not familiar with it, Inktober is a challenge to create 31 pieces of art, every day in October. I’ve always used pen and Copic markers, but this year I’m going to also use digital media.

I’m not using a prompt list this year, instead, I’m going to vaguely celebrate the Autumn/Winter season.

Since this is my 5th year participating, I’ve decided to recreate a pen I did back in 2018 (click here for the original). Quite a difference in a few years I think.

Here’s to another great year!

P.S I did post this yesterday on the 1st over on Instagram and facebook, but couldn’t forget about the OG platform!

Seaside Break

pen

Hi all!

I’m currently away by the sea on Suffolk on a mini break with my boyfriend. It’s been a lovely chance to rest and enjoy some out of season seaside loveliness.

I didn’t bring my drawing pad because I didn’t think I’d get the chance to do anything, but our trip turned out to be extra restful. So, I used the paper and pen in the hotel room to do a quick sketch while listening to the waves of the sea.

I originally wanted to try a cross hatch effect, but it turned into a simple sketch.

Next time I’d like to not overwork it quite so much, and work on layering the penwork.

Hope you’re all having a lovely January!