I'm still posting my inktober drawings on Instagram and sharing them out to Tumblr. I am going to stop posting them on the blog here to avoid doubling up, rather I might post a collection later or post some recoloured works.
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5 days into the Inktober challenge and things are going well. I have set my own rule for the challenge to not use pencils, just straight ink drawings onto paper. I have this particular simple style in mind that I've been trying to achieve. Partly inspired by my 7yo son Elliott's new found love of drawing and also from playing 'Draw Something' on the iPad which forces you to simplify your art. There is a certain amount of happy accident feel to the style, and something that hopeful is a bit more direct and truthful in the art. It's funny, as looking back at my work I have noticed this tendency to lean towards this simpler style, however I have this notion that I have to draw more realistic. That line doesn't really make much sense, but it's because it's all a bit new to me as well. As I mentioned in this previous post , I have found my drawings to be more interesting when they aren't planned in pencil first, they are also more enjoyable to draw, as
I had been doing some preliminary drawing for this years Christmas card when I started thinking about doing a series of ink drawings. Trying to keep the figure simple and drawing them straight with ink, no pencil preparation at all. The I heard through the talented Arran McKenna about ' Inktober ' where you produce a daily ink drawing during October and thought this would be a greta project to join in on. I am thinking of combining these two things together and spending the month doing a series of ink drawings. I am going to aim for one per day, but I will see how I go. I do seem to give myself these challenges right when I have other things going on (I have six week of study left) This particular drawing is based on a character from the TV show 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' from season six episode six 'The Rat Dog'