This will be the third (maybe fourth?) year that I have participated in the online challenge Jake Parker set up for artists to do a sketch or drawing in ink every day in October. I succeeded in meeting that challenge a few times, but totally missed it altogether last year. So this year I am participating, as much as I can, without causing myself stress. There have already been a couple of days that I didn't do a sketch, as too much else was going on.
Each day has a prompt. Day one's prompt (above sketch) was 'ring.'
Many of the artists are attempting to become more proficient with the medium (ink - in all it's varied forms.) My goal this year, though, is to remind myself that my sketchbook is for fun, a place to play with images, ideas, and a medium I am not extremely familiar with.
The main inking tools I have been using so far are a fountain pen, with waterproof ink; a brush pen (also waterproof ink;) ballpoint pens (in many colors); and occasionally Inktense water soluble pencils. Ballpoint pens have been what I've been using mostly, as they are quick and easy to grab, so I can sketch watching TV in the basement, in my sitting room or studio, or even on the porch. A true lazy artist's medium, I am finding!
|Day 4 'Freeze'|
|Day 5 'Build'|
|Day 7 'Enchanted'|
|Day 9 'Swing'|
|Day 10 'Pattern'|