Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.
Inktober has been created by artist Jake Parker in 2009 because he wanted to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits.
I haven’t done ink drawings in a long a time now, somehow I concentrated more on water colors instead. Also I never had enough time to participate in the last years.
This year however it coincided with my Autumn holidays and that’s all I needed to grab some paper, ink and a pen and get started!
I’ve been posting my drawings on Instagram (@art_photography_and_ceramics) these last days, but thought it would be nice to give my friends on WordPress a little look into my work as well.
Here are my first few drawings for Inktober 2019:
I was hesitant what to draw at first and simply made a quick Zentangle drawing of a bird to loosen up.
This snail came next, it took me hours to finish it!
One of my illustration heroes is Ilon Wikland who did most illustrations for Astrid Lindgren’s books of which “Ronja Robber’s Daughter” is my favorite. So I made this drawing of a cute “Rumpelwicht” (German) or “Rumphob” (English) who belongs to my favorite characters in this book.
And because it’s Autumn and you can’t help seeing mushrooms and toadstools all over the place, I made a drawing of one.
Thanks to Tracy from over at Reflections of an Untidy Mind who made a comment in my last post about it and thus encouraged me to do it, I finally gave it a try and drew one of my beloved bumblebees. 😀
And one of my favorite cartoon characters simply had to make an appearance too…
I’m not doing them very often but I actually quite enjoy making architectural drawings a lot.
And because Halloween will be upon us in a matter of weeks, I put my skeletons out of the cupboard to give them an airing. 😉
Having watched too many episodes of Game of Thrones this weekend (3 to be exact; And finally they’re broadcasting season 8 on free tv!! yay!!), I couldn’t help making some fan art. 😀
And this is it for now!
I won’t promise to be able to draw each and every day, but I’m planning on doing it as often as I can.
If you can’t wait for more, please feel free to follow me on Instagram. 🙂
Otherwise there’s going to be a wrap-up post of my Inktober at the end of the month.