Happy Monday! As of last night, I have made it through not-really-a-Week One of Inktober. I am proud of myself, and shocked by the amount I have fallen in love with my materials. Last Thursday, before beginning my jaunt into the realm of ink and glory, I skipped off to the London Graphic Centre to buy some markers, a white gel pen, some fine liners and a shiny new Moleskine. I came away with three teeny tiny Microns and a set of Ice Grey Letraset Promarkers, as well as the aforementioned Moleskine; I am in love.
I’d never used markers before, and I am still getting used to them, but they are now a firm favourite in my artistic arsenal. Excellent.
Anyway, without further ado (and before I descend into a love-rant), here are the first four of my Inktober images. Hooray! (click to enlarge)
Inktober #1 INK•E – Letraset Promarkers Ice Grey 1-5
Inktober #2 In a Balloon to See the Moon – White gel pen, black card and a dying black gel pen
Inktober #3 Calypso – Micron 005, Letraset Promarkers Ice Grey 1-5
Inktober #4 The Houses in Mushroom Valley – Micron 02, Micron 005, Letraset Promarkers Ice Grey 1-5
See you next Monday for Week Two!
In true Elou fashion, I have decided to leap back into this creative-activity and blogging revival head first and challenge myself. Really challenge myself. I’ve previously mentioned my inability to stick to schedules in my personal creative and bloggy sphere, and, as such, have decided to give myself not one but two. Oh.
As of tomorrow, once I have skipped out of the office to buy a new sketchbook and hopefully some creative tools, I will be embarking on Inktober. For those who don’t know, Inktober is an art challenge in which you create a new piece every single day in October using some variation of ink (schedule number one); for me, this will probably mean a lot of biro but I am hoping to experiment. To my knowledge, there isn’t an existing list of things to draw, so I am creating my own. If you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments!
To avoid clogging my blog with a new post every day (cue schedule number two), I will be posting weekly round-ups on Mondays, including images from Monday to Sunday of the week before (Thursday to Sunday of this week!), and this entry will turn into a master post of sorts. Excellent.
If you want to follow my Inktober in real time, you can follow my Instagram or my (currently empty) snazzy, new Tumblr – I thought it was about time I made one specifically for my arty endeavours, rather than just using my junk tumblr. I will be intermittently posting older photography, doodles and other art-like things. Excuse its current emptiness.
If you’re also cannon-balling into Inktober, let me know in the comments so I can follow your progress! Happy doodling!