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Summary of Inktober 2019

I took part in Inktober this year to get back into a daily drawing habit. I also wanted to take advantage of the challenge to come up with other ideas than what I normally do by having to use ink. Ink is not a medium I use much otherwise, so it changed my approach to how to compose a drawing. I decided to use the circle as a design element, to have something to base all the drawings on. And I have to say that I do like how most of my drawings turned out. I am planning to make some of them into 'real' drawings, that is to say on good paper and not only in my art journal.

I succeeded in drawing almost every day, and as that is one of the main goals behind Inktober, I can say 'mission accomplished'!

Pied avocet and western Blue bird. Ink drawing with watercolours.

Lotus. Ink drawing with watercolour and gold acrylic. I wasn't sure if I wanted to add some colour to the flower as well, but then I decided not to.

Ink drawing, watercolour and gold acrylic. I do not know what the name of this flower is. This composition would have been better without the circle, though I do like the combination of the gold with all the purple.

Barn owl. I did not spend a lot of time on this drawing, but I do like the design.

European Robin. Here I drew on cotton paper, and I love the effect of the ink on cotton paper.

Long-tailed tit. I tried to get the same effect with the ink as on cotton paper in my art journal, but it did not work. I like the design, so I just have to paint it again on good paper.


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