Thursday, October 8, 2015

Inktober 5 through 7

Here are my #Inktober drawings numbers 5, 6, and 7.

A portrait of part of a tree.

Super interesting spatter effect.

Next, a pot, with a smidgeon of colored ink.

I forgot the black ink I used wasn't waterproof and so got some smudging.

Finally, a guy and a galaxy.

I pulled out a dual tip black and gray pen and a sepia pen for this one.

I look forward to more experiments with ink.  It is pushing me--I felt a pretty strong desire to pull out the watercolors and make these look more like my "usual" scribbling work.  But I'm resisting, at least for a bit!  In particular, working with the pens and fewer colors is making me pay attention to light and dark tones more carefully.  And the direction of shapes, which I need to follow with contour lines.

A "game" like Inktober does stretch your creativity.  The more confined the rules are, the more you have to be creative to work within them!

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