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:
- 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.
- My enjoyment of drawing with just a black Artline pen has increased.
- Creating tones with a black Artline pen has improved (less is more) and this developed skill has carried over into my urban sketching.
- 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.
I wonder what Inktober 2018 will bring???
Thanks for visiting.