Sunday, 15 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - Week Two

Another week of daily drawing.

Day 8: Pen

Day 9: Dip pen and ink, and pens

Day 10: Pen

Day 11: Dip pen & ink

Day 12: Dip pen & ink

Day 13: Dip pen & ink

Day 14: Dip pen & ink

Thoughts and insights:
  •  I figured out how to change the setting on my scanner so that it now scans the entire page. Yay!
  • Stippling is so much fun with a dip pen!
  • Inks are so versatile, you can use them for drawing, washes and even mix them together
  • I love dip pens!
  • So many different nibs! I'm going through the ones I have, adding ones, and throwing out the ones that don't work for me. No point hanging on to them. I only want what works
  • An excuse to go to the art shop :)
  • Drawing every day is good, but finishing and posting a drawing every day is quite stressful.
  • But I'm not giving up
  • Done is better than perfect


  1. OMGosh! Love them all!! I hope you keep going and share more of your lovely sketches. :)

  2. I am really enjoying following your Inktober drawings! I did it last year but I knew that this year it would be too much while I am working on the commission I have. I'm envious though... Your drawings are lovely! I never got on with dip pens... They always seem so scratchy and dry out. I must be doing something wrong!

  3. So good of you to keep going! I love your ink drawings! I have the same as Sandra: I can't seem to get on with dip pens, especially the scratchiness. I wonder whether I have the wrong nips ... About your question on my blog: I'm using very cheap alcohol markers, it's called Decotime and I got them in a local shop here. I figured they wouldn't be very good, but I've been pleasantly surprised :-)

  4. The black cat is definitely my favorite! While many feel they are bad luck, I always seem to have good luck adopting them into our family. The details in the leaves are remarkable.

  5. Great drawings. I adore the cat, too!
    Happy PPF ❤

  6. Wonderful the drawings, the shadow is the great !!!
    Happy PPF and Weekend

  7. WOW! These are excellent! You nailed the shading.

  8. Super looking drawings with marvelous details! Loved reading about the black cat. It's all in the way you look at luck I guess. Happy PPF!

  9. Your pen and ink drawings are so beautiful. You have inspired me to search out my own dip pens, stashed away somewhere for decades now.

  10. Beautiful ink studies
    Happy PPF

    much love...

  11. Wow! I am amazed at your work. It's so good.

  12. Fantastic, inky work, love it ALL. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  13. Beautiful inktober works! My favourite is the Black cat and Day's so luminous! I am also doing Inktober...insects, luckily have been doing it from day 1 without a break! But posting it weekly. :)
    Happy Inktober and PPF!

  14. Those are so perfect for Inktober. Great job!