Inktober, Commentary

Inktober starts Monday!

Good Goddess, how many times have I said that?

Rules. Use ink. That is all. NO OTHER RULE.
There is a prompt list (bottom) but you do not have to use it.  I won’t.

Let’s talk about what a challenge is all about, my opinion.

Your don’t have to keep up every day…
who’s the boss of you?

Inktober is a chance to work on your ink skills.
If you are not good with ink this is a chance to study what others do
(a concentration of inking images are floating about and
you can ask peeps questions about how they do their marks).
Try new techniques. If you don’t try you will never learn and all that.
Be brave about posting your drawings —
it is a good time to get over the hiding-in-the-shadows way of being.

Ballpoint pens, felt tips pens, brush pens, dip pens, gel pens, fountain pens —
If it carries ink then it is on the list!  (Fingertips?)
Bottom you can see just a few samples of things I tried during Inktober…
I think my favorite was when I bought a colored paper journal and
drew things from my family that I was giving away… Good memories!

What’s your favorite inking tool?
Ever tried a ball point?

I often ink and then watercolor over it because I need to learn more about watercolors,
but I also try to do my inking without pencil this month only.
But then I might use pencil under if I feel like it.

Remember, no rules, just use ink.

Finally, as Crash Davis said,
“This game is fun, g**dammit!”
Points for the name of the movie….

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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6 Responses to Inktober, Commentary

  1. loisajay says:

    I so love your art, Katie.


  2. ejmordasky says:

    I didn’t know there was a list, didn’t see one before—this will be my first time for “Inktober”….wicked fun I think..


  3. Wow. Each one is so different yet seamless. It hasn’t even occurred to me that ink could be in different colors. I’ve seen so many black and white #inktober pieces. Your choice of color is refreshing.

    I did see this one, where her canvas, or whatever she used (pretty sure it’s NOT canvas, lol) is brown and it adds crazy dimension to her pieces. I think she’s @rowan_makes_art on Instagram and @RowanMakesArt on Twitter.

    You guys are definitely killing #inktober. It’s awesome.


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