It’s finally Inktober! What is Inktober you ask? It’s a month long appreciation of the art of drawing in ink and the practitioners that embrace that art. To celebrate I’m posting one ink drawing a day for the entire month. No pencils, no water colors, no photoshop, just the unadulterated black and white beauty of thick black ink on crisp white paper. Drawing with ink means commitment. There’s no hemming and hawing as to which pencil line you’re going to use, no sitting on the fence of values, no pussy footing with color. When you make your mark you better mean it. It’s black and white. True or false. On or off. And that’s what Inktober is all about.
A few weeks ago I picked up a brush pen and, though timid about it at first, the drawing I made with it changed me. I wanted to explore that tool more. I wanted to be confident with it. So I bought some brush pens and a brand new sketchbook, and devoted a little time everyday to bettering myself at the art of drawing with ink. Inktober is just my excuse to share this adventure with you all. And I’m kicking it off with the first drawing I did in that sketchbook:
Inktober inspiration of the day: Williamson and Frazetta