It seemed like a good idea to join in with Inktober. I thought that doing a sketch or drawing using ink each day would be a fresh challenge. And it was – up to a point. But some of the word prompts didn’t exactly appeal and to be honest I was busy and didn’t really have time to give them much thought.
So, here’s an update on what I’ve done so far since the last blog. Some are better than others, but at least I tried.
I am pleased with the poppies and enjoyed using the coloured pens and making them ‘bleed’. I was surprised at how many ‘likes’ I got for the overgrown as it started with a scribble and grew into the leaves. I’m glad I put the person in to add perspective.
I was annoyed at day 17s. I should have measured instead of guessing. I nearly gave up and didn’t finish it but added the green lines to try to give it a sense of completion. Misfit – square peg in a round hole could have been better. Definitely flagging at this point. However Sling was a little better – at least I tried to do some shading. The best of this bunch is TREAD with an attempt at zen tangle.
This spread is much better. With the word ‘treasure’ my mind turned to thinking about where your heart is – and mine is, I hope, with God and His Kingdom. I was determined not to do a spooky ghost so decided on the Holy Ghost. And for the word prompt ‘ancient’ I looked up a photo of the ruins which are in one of my parishes. I decided to quit while I was ahead and leave it fairly simple.
I am still happier when copying something rather than trying to think of a design. The treasure chest idea came from various images on the internet. I think that when this year is over and I am not fulfilling the challenge of doing a drawing each day I shall aim to perhaps work on a different one each week so that I can plan and put more detail in. It will mean that some days I might not do very much at all. We will see.