Inktober 2019 – Day 1: Ring

Chatty, inktober, pen

It’s tempting to say “I can’t believe it’s already time for Inktober again!” But honestly I can. I feel like so much has happened in my year I’m more surprised that it’s only been a year.

I have had so many things to post that I just…haven’t posted. No excuses really, just life.

I have, however, been doing a pretty good job of making time for art and making sure that it’s part of my not-quite-daily-maybe-bi-weekly life. Sometime I’ll share the projects on here, though it’s also nice knowing that the purpose of this blog was to keep me accountable and active with art, and that’s what it’s done!

Anyway, Inktober. Day one was ring so of course I had to do my engagement ring. Usually I pick two Copic markers and use only them and black pens during Inktober, and for the rest of the month I will probably stick to that (this year is pink and red). But since this was my ring, I wanted to stay similar to the actual colours, at least within what’s possible with the colours I have. Last year I did teal/green and the colours are a pretty close match. I didn’t really have a rose gold so made do. I also used a white gel pen. I was very sceptical but it was actually pretty effective.

I sketched it this morning before work and finished it this evening. It honestly felt like using a colouring book, and I had forgotten just how much fun they are.

I’m very much looking forward to Inktober this year and seeing everyone’s posts, it always feels like the beginning of autumn and winter and I’m totally here for it.

Inktober 2018 – Day Four: Spell


Today’s is later than usual because I had a rare day off! I spent it hanging out with dogs.

The story is this bearded collie really wants to help Santa with present deliveries this Christmas, so he was trying out a Rudolph spell. He’s not quite there yet, so he’ll keep practising until Christmas.