Reflecting upon Inktober 2017

With Inktober 2017 done and dusted, I would like to reflect upon what I believe were the benefits from this experience for me.  Last year, it was easily identifiable, the discovery of platypus drawing .  This year, the positives are not as discernible, but with a little reflection I have been able to tease some out:

  1. My drawing confidence has grown.  I find drawing things to look 3-D on a 2-D plane challenging, and I think I’ve improved with all this daily practice via the Inktober challenge platform.
  2. My enjoyment of drawing with just a black Artline pen has increased.
  3. Creating tones with a black Artline pen has improved (less is more) and this developed skill has carried over into my urban sketching.
  4. I think that there has also been a tiny bit of improvement with speed and looseness.

Here are all my Inktober 2017 drawings.  Which one is your favourite?

My favourite is the hare.  I like this one best for several reasons.  I drew it when I was seriously contemplating throwing in the towel.  I drew the hare’s head and thought, “I don’t want to do Inktober anymore”, but I pushed myself to finish it off, so I drew the body really quickly.  I’m pleased with how quickly I drew this picture, the less is more concept, the suggestions drawn for the body and hence the less detailed body directs your eye to focus on the hare’s head.

My favourite Inktober drawing

I wonder what Inktober 2018 will bring???

Thanks for visiting.


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