Sunday, 29 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - Week Four

We are nearing the end of the month, and with it, the end Inktober challenge. Only a couple more days to go. I'm not complaining when it's over, this week, it really is becoming a bit of a struggle now.

Day 22: Dip pen & ink

Day 23: Ink

Day 24: Brush pen, pen

Day 25: Fude pen

Day 26: Fude nib fountain pen

Day 27 & 28: Dip pen & ink

Thoughts and insights:
  • Our brain and how it works is absolutely fascinating. And slightly scary...
  • Drawing with dip pen and ink is so different than with pens. Somehow it makes you draw differently. And it certainly looks differently. Or is that just because of the ink?
  • The same colour can look completely different from one manufaturer to another. Just look at Rohrer & Klingner's and Senneliers bistre. Both are nice colours, though
  • It's useful to make some sort of ink colour charts for reference
  • It's also useful to find a system to remember which nib is which...
  • It's becoming a bit of a struggle now. 


  1. Really impressive - you're doing so well to keep up the frequency of all this beautiful art.
    The details of the leaves are wonderful, all great work :D)

  2. LUV the mushrooms best of today's lot. Happy PPF

    much love...

  3. these are all so wonderful, and that portrait is just amazing-wow! Happy PPF!

  4. wow, these are all fantastic and beautifully rendered! I love dip pens and ink, these are so gorgeous and intense work...fabulous! The face is stunning!
    happy PPF
    Victoria #17

  5. Your ink art is just amazing. Your have such a talent for it.

  6. Beautiful ink work! Happy PPF

  7. Well, congratulations! You did great. You have a real talent for working with ink!

  8. Your Inktober work is fabulous.

  9. I enjoyed the variety of your strokes, so lovely and evocative!

  10. I really like day 23, 27 and 28. Well done.