I try to set aside a bit of time each day to look at some of the newest additions, as well as creating my own. Due to all that other stuff in life, my drawing are a lot more simplistic than I had hoped, but it feels really good to be sticking to a challenge.
If you've read this blog even a bit you've probably heard me say that I do not any forms of constraint, such as schedules, routines, and challenges. Usually. This time it has actually been fun.
Still, rather than posting them on here day by day, I thought I would just do a round up every week and put them all together. Plus I've curated some amazing Instagram accounts to check out if you want to literally drool over inky goodness.
Here are my first 7;
Pen and Ink Illustrations Week One
6 Great Artists on Instagram Doing the Inktober Challenge
I confess to art-crushing on her stuff right now. It's cute, expressive, and all the stuff that makes you feel good.
Pretty much the artist I wish would illustrate all of my favorite books ever.
I'm not sure which I am more in love with...her art, or the photo she shared of her office.
Okay. I love her art.
I'm jealous of her office! So many art supplies, so nicely organized!
But do check out her art. It's really fun!
If you like art that is not-as-cute, and you dig cross-hatching, then this is an account to check out. He has some awesome comic art, as well as his Inktober works.
This account has art you can sink your teeth into. His Inktober drawings are a bit more playful, but there are still strong social messages worked in.
Oh, and a phenomenal amount of detail. Don't forget to click through to his website too. You can see bigger versions of the images.
Beautiful nature illustrations! Moose, whales, birds, a sloth...and my favorite, owls. Lots of owls.
6. Mary Doodles
Want to see something really cool? Watch some of her video clips on Facebook where she floats ink and it turns into an actual drawing.
I have to admit I tried it right after watching her make it look soooo easy. My result was more like a damp, grey piece of paper than art. But it's a really neat technique that I would love to practice more in the future.
Have fun, and have a creative week!