Friday, October 21, 2016

inktober 2016

Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkToberdrawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Jake Parker created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. you can check out his work by clicking on the link below.

The Inktober Initiative - Mr Jake Parker

This October I  decided to work with walnut ink,which has a lovely warm tone.   I was asked to do a
 series of Sepia tone drawings for a commission and walnut ink fit the bill for that as well.  

walnut ink
9" x 6"

"Klaus" 1,2, &3
walnut ink
all 9" x 6"

walnut ink
5" x  4"

walnut ink in sketchbook

walnut ink in sketchbook

So far this October I have stayed on the subject of dogs but I have squeezed in a portrait or two as well.  ( Last September I did only portraits, of my daughter, using walnut ink.)

Whatever the subject, it is always good to get back to basics, and polish those drawing skills!