Inktober Day 1: Swift
As I predicted last night, there are certainly many things I don’t know about inking and drawing. However, I am having a blast! My hands are ink-stained, like from grading papers, only this was a lot more fun!
Things I am learning:
- I need to work on writing with a brush pen (i.e., my Pentel Pocket Brush Pen). It is crude and lacks style, which was to be expected.
- I like the Copic multiliners I have, but need to practice using them to best effect.
- Don’t be afraid of said brush pen. It is great for shading larger areas, and for providing the impression of things, like the line of mountains in the distance.
- I feel like I am at the very first steps of beginning to start developing a personal art style for non-photographic media.
- Notice how I said beginning three different ways? Haha. I have a long way to go, but I am having such a great time with Inktober so far. It is challenging, but in that best of ways, that makes me excited for the days ahead.
- Experiment, experiment, experiment! In fact, the first page of my sketchbook is almost entirely dedicated to trying brush strokes and pens out.
Anywho, enough about that. Today’s prompt was “swift,” and I drew someone leaping off a bridge into a lake, something which I am all too aware is thrilling and a swift fall, but well worth it. Well, I drew the moment after the person hits the water, technically.
I hope you enjoy! Stay tuned for more about Inktober.