I haven’t! I knew it would be a struggle but I wanted to try anyway. I missed a few days last week, but instead of feeling guilty, I am just going to pick up and start doing one ink sketch per day from now on.
I knew it would be a struggle but I wanted to try anyway. I missed a few days last week, but instead of feeling guilty, I am just going to pick up and start doing an ink sketch a day from now on.
The funny thing is that regardless of how busy I am, I always seem to manage a latte sketch in the morning. Actually it’s not really that funny, it’s more a great example of how to create a habit that becomes second nature. I don’t think about whether to sketch my coffee or not, I just do it. In the old days when I had an office job, my set time for sketching was during my post-dinner cuppa. These days. I generally just go straight back to my computer and continue working (a bit tragic, hey?) Maybe that is a habit that needs to change.
Ok, enough rambling thoughts.
Here are my inktober sketches from last week. The top image is the result of spending as much time as I could outside on Saturday.
Monday: An ’emergency’ visit to the dentist this afternoon meant I was stuck in traffic that wasn’t going anywhere. Time for a quick almost blind continuous line contour drawing and a few swipes with my water brush.
Tuesday: Another simple sketch. This time it’s a gift I got from a friend who I chat with during my morning cafe visits. He just saw this book on the weekend and thought of me. Perfect #inktober gift hey? Thanks Travis!
Thursday: I had another unscheduled dentist appointment today so managed this quick sketch with lots of continuous lines from where I parked my car. In terms of ink this was actually done with a brand new fountain pen. More later – how is that for a tease!?!
Friday: hmm, no sketch but I did create this schedule to help with my new commitment of reducing caffeine. I have an accountability buddy Shannelle – a hand lettering artist but this schedule helps too. Erin from Larrypost kindly attitbuted the inktober prompt of battle to this sketch. I’ll take that!
I am thinking that maybe I should look at the prompts each day in order to get some inspiration. I don’t want to be tied down to them, but there is no doubt that prompts help keep you going.
So how are you going with inktober?