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My Inktober Challenge

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

I'm not even sure how and when it came to my attention, but I discovered the Inktober challenge in time to get quite a few ink doodles done. I was hoping to do 31 in 31 days but that proved too much for me. In the end I managed 21 drawings. I had recently bought a set of Staedtler pigment liner pens to get back into drawing with ink. I hadn't used them much so when I saw the challenge I thought it was a great opportunity to get into them. I used to doodle a lot. Back in the 90's I would fill sketchbook after sketchbook with pen and ink drawings. I wish I had kept those sketchbooks, I wasn't very good at holding on to things in those days. They were my squatting days and things would come and go into my reality and I wasn't holding onto anything, I was going with the flow.

But these days we have social media to post stuff onto and I have to say that I love Instagram for posting pictures of my art and searching for amazing art and artists. So as part of the Inktober challenge I posted all of my doodles during that time on Instagram with the hashtag #Inktober and #inktober2019. Below is a selection of them. Some really weren't very good at all so I haven't included them. The idea though was to play and not worry about the end result.


I also experimented with videoing the process. I did a few where I talked about the process but I didn't like them so I tried time-lapse and those came out well. The results are below.


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