Friday, November 6, 2015

InkTober Roundup!

I've been on Instagram for a few months and I just love it! During the month of October, artists from all around the world take on the challenge of doing one ink drawing a day. Jake Parker came up with the idea in 2009 as a way to improve his inking skills and he named the challenge InkTober. 

Let me tell you, it really is a challenge! It took a lot of discipline on my part to draw consistently every day (I think the last time I drew this much was before our daughter was born!). I've been feeling a bit rusty but it feels so good to be back at the table with my sketchbook and pencil (and in the case of last month, my ink brush!). It really is an ideal way for me to unwind at the end of the day! I hope to keep up the habit (you need 30 days to create a habit, right?!).

I've selected some of my favorite drawings I posted on Instagram from InkTober! I seemed to alternate among a few themes:

Halloween
Watercolor and ink drawing of a white candy skull catBlack and white ink drawing of a kitty witch riding a broomstick

Watercolor and ink drawing of a kitty cat jack-o-lantern with a blue cat looking overBlack and white ink drawing of a candy skull owl

Black and white ink drawing of Dracula vampire enjoying a glass of wine blood with three batsInk and colored pencil drawing of a gothic girl with purple hair dressed in a top hat and faux fur capelet with skull and crossbones pin


Mermaids
Ink and blue colored pencil drawing of a dreamy beautiful mermaid swimming in loopsInk and red colored pencil drawing of a mermaid enchanting the seas with her song

Ink drawing of a mermaid sea witch riding a coral and seaweed broomstick through the waterBlack and white ink drawing of a coy sexy mermaid



Lunchbox Notes
Ink and marker drawing of a very excited cartoon bee for a lunchbox noteInk and marker drawing of a cute and happy purple Eeyore for a lunchbox note

Ink and marker drawing of a cute and smiling pink puppy dog for a lunchbox noteInk and watercolor drawing of a smiling and sly little fox pup for a lunchbox note


Everyday Life
Black and white ink drawing of a little girl in a raincoat and rainboots happily and excitedly jumping in rain puddle during a rain stormBlack and white in drawing of a smiling little girl dressed like a princess in a ballgown and tiara


Animals and People
Ink and colored pencil drawing of a proud and smiling little black and white kitty cat with a red collarInk and red colored pencil drawing of a unicorn with windswept mane looking off into the distance

Black and white ink drawing of a rat mouse holding its tail after having been snapped pinched by a mousetrapBlack and white ink drawing of a magician in a robe and tall cone hat at a podium teaching a magic lesson

Black and white drawing of a geisha girl with long black hair and fans in her hair, dressed in a full gown with a white cherry blossom patternInk and colored pencil drawing of Little Red Riding Hood meeting a charming spider who offers her a blue flower

I actually still have to finish my 31st drawing (I fell a little behind because of preparations for Halloween!). If you'd like to follow along on my drawing fun, click here to check out my Instagram feed! For any inquiries about the drawings, please, email me!

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