Today’s prompt for the Ultimate Blogging Challenge has to do with autumn. What am I doing that is unique to the season? I guess that I could say that I am celebrating it by starting a month of pen and ink. It’s not the easiest medium for me, so be prepared for some impressive disasters. Or at least all sorts of smudges. I just recently discovered that the month is called Inktober, and that it’s an actual challenge. There are prompts for the month. Yesterday, I saw a few Inktober drawings. I’ll start tomorrow with the prompts. Today, I am doodling and attempting to get pen and ink to be my friends. One of the suggestions for drawing with this medium is not to start with a pencil sketch but to draw in ink. When you draw in ink, it is much harder to fix mistakes because ink is much more permanent than pencil. I chose to draw with ink because why not go for it with as much enthusiasm as possible? It is said that we learn from our mistakes. I just hope that’s true!
I guess that I will have some smudges along the way to mastering that itty bitty ink well. I was annoyed by the smudges in this picture, which is why I set it aside. Nevertheless, I decided to finish it, smudges and all. But life is messy like that. So look for more smudgy pictures as I get adjusted to the new medium. I’m going to try to follow the prompts list that I found online so who knows how I will interpret a prompt. Check back in a few days to see what happens! You never know!