A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to attending a life drawing session. They are few and far between in the county that I live in, traveling to London isn’t a realistic option so I have to rely on local sessions; having found one only a 20 minute drive from home I am now set on making it a habit.
We’ll begin today’s post with the results of that life drawing session, I haven’t drawn from a live model since I was in college so I had a lot of loosening up to do and rust to clean off, I think I’ll fair better after a few more sessions…
After what has felt like a long and occasionally testing time, InkTober has come to an end and even though I missed the last week other than yesterday, I have to admit that there’s a part of me that is glad it is over now.
I’ve learned a lot throughout the past month and I’ve definitely become more comfortable and slightly more proficient at working with ink; having said that though I have missed working with pencils and having the extra control and maneuverability that they provide.
Anyway, here’s the final piece from InkTober 2016 from me –
I’ll be back real soon with an exciting update for the blog as well as starting a new project which will involve creating my portfolio and scrapping the old one.
Welcome to week 4 of my InkTober project, this week has been a manic one and my mum is visiting from Spain so I’ve missed a few days over the past week; but on the bright side, for the next and final week, I’ll be working on a bigger and more detailed ink drawing.
Back again for week 3 of my InkTober participation, I managed to get at least a quick sketch done for each day this week and I’m finding myself becoming a lot more comfortable using ink.
I’ve also been looking at the work from a lot of other people and there is some truly amazing stuff being created for InkTober.
Some artists are using InkTober to create a continual story that takes the viewer through the 31 days; plucked along day by day with a visual narrative that keeps the viewer wanting to come back the following day and see the development.
The idea of the storytelling approach is one that I find highly appealing, I think that’s what I’ll do for next year as it is a lot more engaging than 31 totally random and unrelated sketches.
Anyway, here are the fruits of my labour for this past week –
So here we are, in week 2 (according to my posting schedule) of InkTober 2016, and what a week it has been; I’ve found it a struggle to get the sketches done on some days due to other commitments and I missed a day this week; shame on me…
Anyway, straight to business, here are the sketches –
So we’re three days into InkTober 2016 and it’s time to publish the fruits of my labour on my blog.
So far I’ve found myself starting my InkTober work late in the day due to other commitments and coming close to winging it every day, but my resolve is strong; the downside being that the past three days have produced very fast and very loose sketches; the sort of art that never makes it out of my sketchbook and into the view of anybody.
That being said though, this month is about improving skill and every time the pen touches the paper, whether rough sketching or detailed work, it provides a lesson and a growth of skill.
So here goes nothing…
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Well that’s all so far, I’ll be back next Monday with the following week’s results and hopefully some more refined sketches and studies, if you’re also taking part in InkTober 2016, feel free to leave the link for your site in the comments or email me; I’ll be happy to check them out.
This will be the first year that I have taken part in InkTober and I must admit, I’m quite excited about it.
I plan to spend at least an hour every day in this endeavour, 40 minutes on a daily sketch and 20 or more minutes working towards a bigger and more detailed piece for the final day. I will only post my results to my blog once per week, but I will post every day on my –