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Inktober 2017 – Week 2

So we’re at the end of the second week of Inktober, in what has been a rather surprisingly eventful week for me (but that’s another subject!). Here’s a summary of the last seven days of my pen drawings.

Day 8 and the prompt was “crooked”.

They’re mostly drawn in finepoint Pilot pens, but a few are drawn using the Kuretake brush pens I brought back from Japan at the beginning of this year (some of which are about to run out!). Some of these are inspired by the prompt words, others just the flow of what happens on the page.

“Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” Day 9 Lunchtime cafe doodle

I’ve seen some truly breathtaking work from others online, whether simple daily sketches or work that has clearly been carefully crafted or prepared,  I love the way #Inktober brings artists together from all over the world, at all stages of their career.

“Big Brass”, for Day 10. The prompt was ‘Enormous’, so fingers in ears!

I’m particularly fascinated to see the work of other artists in coloured inks, or using tints of line washes, but for me the chief pleasure of the exercise is about playing with the crisp, descriptive power of black line on paper, whether in pen or brush-pen. I’m not averse to ink washes though – I might have a go before the end of the month.

Things started to get very busy midweek, so something simple….  the prompt was particularly apt: “run”. In a hurry … Deadlines! This one drawn with a brushpen

“Street Talk”. Day 12- another brushpen drawing

Oops, Mole’s in a spot of bother. For Day 13 the prompt was “teeming”.

“Dust Devil”. Day 14 and the prompt word was “fierce”. Combination brushpen & finepoint.

I’m running out of steam now, can I get through to the end of the month? Let’s hope so!!

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