Inktober update

discovering the joy of ink

I’ve almost completed the first week of Inktober because I’ve made six pictures, instead of seven. But, to be fair, I started on day three, so there is that. It’s really all about drawing, although I have discovered that it is possible to use ink as a painting medium.

When I did the 61-day index card a day challenge, I discovered that I really like working with prompts. I find that I can draw from a word or an idea. I can also write stories, based on the image. But I’ve also discoverd that creating drawings based on an already-written story is a bit more challenging. It’s almost as if there were some sort of disconnect in my head. I wonder what that’s about.

So anyway…

Here are the pictures that I’ve created in ink after the original two that I shared a few days ago:

Day four prompt: scallop. There are actually two types of scallop in this picture.
Day five prompt: Flame. Finding light in the darkness. In this one, I use the ink as a paint, and I use paint brushes to apply the ink.
Day six: prompt: bouquet. For this one, I tried drawing in a style that I find different and even a bit challenging. It’s more minimalistic than I am used to drawing. The hard part for me has been in deciding when my painting is done. With this style, I had to quit long before I was ready to actually do so. It’s good to get out of a comfort zone.
Day seven: The prompt is “trip.” Trains are fun ways to travel, although I don’t live in a country that has really awesome modern and fast trains. It’s been three and a half years since I’ve been on any sort of adventure. The last one was a walk with a group from Voices for Creative Nonviolence and several other groups in coastal Georgia.

Come back next week to see the second set of Inktober drawings! If you feel inclined, go ahead and create your own images in ink! I would love to hear all about it.

3 thoughts on “Inktober update”

  1. Oh, I love all of these but train… the train trip makes me feel wistful! I love train travel. I am not doing inktober this month, but I did get a 21 day drawing book from the library yesterday. I am not very good at drawing and I do enjoy the process… no matter how unskilled my drawings turn out. You are inspiring me!

    1. I understand how you feel about train. I am feeling so much wanderlust. For sure, I want to go somewhere and have an adventure! I don’t have a car so I can’t just go for a long drive. Who knows? Maybe someday, there will be a fun train ride for us!
      And keep drawing! If it’s fun, go for it. I’m happy that I can inspire you to explore art!

  2. Oh my! I have been loving your Inktober series every year, and this year is so very cool as well. The train ticket one is so original while the flame is simply beautiful!!

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