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Ready for InkTober?!

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Favorite sketchbook and gel pen for Intober | #intober2017

Participating in InkTober is such a motivating experience! I’ve even had the pleasure – by sheer coincidence – of meeting Jake Parker, the creator of InkTober at Comic Con in NYC.

I’m ready! I got a fresh new sketchbook – my favorite kind – the Canson Multimedia. Last year as the end of InkTober drew near, I began adding watercolor to my ink sketches. I couldn’t help it! The Canson sketchbook pages are nice and thick, making them perfect for watercolor. And they are bright white too, which I love. I also have a pack of my favorite pens – the Uniball signo (bold 207). This pen is a gel pen and feels very smooth when drawing with it.

I usually don’t follow the official prompts, but here are the Inktober prompts if you’d like to follow them.

My past Inktober sketches:

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You never know where a 31 day challenge will take you. I’ll probably draw several Halloween themed things because ’tis the season. One year I drew the inside of a witch’s house and then added another floor the next day! I just came across Mab’s Drawlloween Club list, which I might use for inspiration.

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20 thoughts on “Ready for InkTober?!

  1. Well, I am, I particularly started my blog with that intention, though it became something else. But either way, I am too excited about inktober

    • Wow, you really did start your blog with that intention and then it became something else. You definitely have skill with sketching and with words. I could see you writing about the prompts too. Are you planning on following them? I’m undecided.

      • Prompts, yes. A long while back, I developed this habit, I call it forced creativity. 🙂
        So basically what I do is this, I take the word of wordpress daily prompt, one image and a quote and then merge all of them into one post. Hopefully this October I won’t scour the internet for images but rather add my own. I am honestly stocked, I Haven’t talked about inktober ever after that, I’ll write a post today.

  2. Hi Eileen I will be definitely participating again this year. Had a lot of fun last year did an ink portrait each day alternating from men and woman and ended with 7 classic monsters. It really sharped my portrait drawing skills.

  3. This is the first year I’m participating. I’m excited! I’m hoping to just see improvement, that’s really my goal 🙂 I love the idea of witchy/halloweeny vibes.

  4. I’m going to participate as well. I have to make the time best I can! I intend to use derwent inktense to add colour to my sketches will be too hard to resits the urge! I tried last year but I fell apart during the month. Gonna have another go to see if i could make it through this year!

  5. This is going to be my first time! And I am dreading it like hell. But also super super excited! I am not sure if I will (or rather can) follow the prompts but I too am planning to incorporate lettering which I recently started learning. It’s going to be fun.
    Also, really looking forward to see your Inktober sketches, Eileen. I am sure they will be great. 🙂

  6. Good luck with the Inktober2017! I participated in the 2016 event and found it to be a fantastic experience: Learned a lot!

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