Inktober 2018

Well, here we are. Inktober is nearly over, and I think I am on track to finish. This year, participating in Inktober feels a little different. Last year, I had been drawing rather intermittently, so completing Inktober helped me to establish a regular drawing routine. For the most part, I’ve been able to maintain that routine.

Nowadays, it doesn’t necessarily feel novel to complete a sketch each day. At times this has made Inktober feel like less of a challenge and more of a chore. However, I’m still happy to participate and there are still benefits to gain. My sketches are a little more detailed than last year, in part because I put more time into planning. I also ignored the official prompt list and focused on my original characters or whatever else I wanted to draw. Only drawing what I love certainly helps maintain my motivation.

In terms of supplies, I’ve worked mostly out of a small Moleskine sketchbook along with Pigma FB-BB pens, a Kuretake pen, and my trusted 005 Micron. I did finish a few entries in Procreate, but the majority of my sketches have been on paper. There is something really rewarding about flipping through a sketchbook of tangible work at the end of the month. I also feel inspired to start working on some larger ink pieces soon.

Are you participating in Inktober this year? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments!

Cheers,

S.

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