I’m in the second week of Inktober, and it’s in full swing. I’ve observed elsewhere that leading up to this month, the idea of participating in Inktober was intimidating to me. The challenge is to create 31 drawings… in ink. I’m a digital artist, it’s the medium I know, love, and am used to. Breaking out of that is a big challenge to me, I’m sure I’ve said this before.
Inktober 2017 is looking amazing this year, with over a million posts shared so far according to the founder of the challenge, Jake Parker. I’m glad to be participating this year.
As I’ve said before, Inktober gives me an excuse to break out of digital art for a month and use traditional tools like pencils, paper and ink. In 2015, when I last participated, I had a small sketch book, a few micron pens and would just draw fan art on the couch. Read more
Week 2, and I’m a getting a little bit more comfortable with pencil, ink and paper. I’m starting to block out dark areas, which I’m not sure is a great idea. Some of these drawings work, while others are just kind of meh. I can see a lot of problems with anatomy proportions , and ink control. I think I sort of screwed up a perfectly fine Sylvanas Windrunner ink drawing by going over board and heavy on the black areas.