In this Blog on Inktober, 2019, I explain to you what Inktober actually Is, and I hope the information helps you to think about contributing to the 2020, Inktober Challenge. I attempted Inktober, 2019 for the first time. I will tell you about the method I used for Inktober that actually made me, meet the challenge, for the first time. I will show you the Art Work I Created. Actually you will see, as long as you stay true, to creating your way for the month of October, every year, you will be greatly rewarded for your effort, as a true Artist.
Inktober by Mr Jake Parker, 31 Days, 31 Drawings, Inktober. Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month in October. Mr Jake Parker, created Inktober in 2009, as a challenge to improve his inking skills, and to develop positive drawing habits. Since 2009, Inktober has grown, worldwide, with thousands of artists taking on this Month Long Challenge, every year. Parker say’s that anyone can do Inktober, all you need to do is pick up the Inktober Rules.
- Make a drawing in ink ( you can do a pencil under drawing if you want )
- Post it online
- Hashtag it with, #inktober and Inktober 2019#
Note That: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the post once a week. Whatever you decide, just be consistent with the postings. Inktober, is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you are consistent, the greater your work improves.
My method for doing the Inktober, 2019, I did not follow the Inktober Rules, I made my own rules, to suit my time and style of making Creative Art.
Every Monday morning around 10am, I would sit in my Art Studio, and search the internet for free photo stock. I chose this year, to search for Flowers and People, photos, to get ideas to draw, in 2b Eco pencil, in my style and technique.
I would draw, Six different pictures, in my art style in pencil, on each art notebook page. When I drew all the pictures on each page, I would trace over the Picture in Sharpie–fine black Marker. The next morning at 11am, I would sit in my Art studio, and Colour the page in Watercolours, and the next days, to complete the Six pages in a week.
On Monday morning, I would start the above method for the next week again, for the Six days. The first 15 days, I used this method and made my pictures of flowers.
The next 16 days, the free photo stock pictures I searched for were, for People pictures. I drew them also in 2b Eco pencil. Then I used Sharpie Thick–Coloured Markers. Then each day, I would Colour the pictures in, Pearl Watercolour, Colours. If you look at the paintings, you will see the Different effect in, the Different media I used. It, Does make a difference, to the Art Creations I made For this Inktober, 2019.
Note that I have only picked out Eight paintings, in each method used, to give you an idea, of what I Art Created. I think you can see that the Style looks the same for all the paintings. I think that the Technique of the Media used give, a very different result, so I think we can say, that indeed, the Materials used in Art Creating, Does give paintings, a Totally different result…To the Paintings.
Basic Watercolour, Colours, used, in the following Paintings.
The following, Paintings, use Pearl–Watercolours, do notice the different effect in these paintings.
The following pictures are a few of the initial drawings, for the Inktober, 2019, for the above Paintings. The drawings, initially were made in a 2b Eco Pencil.
That is all, this year Inktober is over. Next Year YOU, make something beautiful for Inktober, 2020… and Share and Beyond for Inktobers…
- Rotorua NZ/ The Inktober Show https://www.rotorua.com/visit/whats on/all/Inktober-show
- Inktober on Twitter: “Official prompt list for # https://twitter.com/inktober/status
- Inktober – Home/ Facebook https://en-gb.facebook.com/inktober
- #inktober# Inktober 2019/Doodles in 20019 https://www.pinterest.com/pin
- Drawings and Stories and Prizes, oh my/Inktober 2018… https://www.you tube.com/watch?
In Concluding this Blog, if you are an Artist or think you are an Artist, I think you should participate in Inktober, from next year, 2020. It will make you A Greater Artist, Challenge your Art Skills, and improve your Art Habits. It could also give you a newer Perspective, on the art you create and what direction you might want to take in the near future, in your Art Career. The Possibilities can be endless for each individual, that takes part each year in the Inktober Challenge. The sharing of your work, could make a big difference to your Art Creating, and to your Self Esteem.
Thank you for visiting my blog, Inktober, 2019. I hope this Blog gave you an insight into Inktober, and I hope that you will participate and contribute in sharing in next years, 2020 Inktober, and for many years. Have a Safe and Productive Week, See you in my next Blog…
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