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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

#inktober...




It's 'Inktober'! 

#inktober  was created in 2009 by Mr. Jake Parker. 
Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day for the entire month. I found out about it from Kim Rempel and she encouraged me to take part. I didn't take much persuading as I enjoy the freedom of a quick sketch, but am rarely disciplined enough to do it regularly. 

Instead of posting one sketch every day, I decided to post seven sketches every week instead. Not sure which is the best way to do it really. What do you think? A post a day? Or a post a week?

Anyway, here are my sketches for week 1:


1. A cotton reel...


...Damned ellipses! Chuh!


2. The humble toothpaste tube...


...Must add to shopping list!


3. The Teddy Bear...


 ...Well, it would be all manner of wrong if I didn't include at least one bear!


4. Oh go on then...


 ...Make that two!


5. My shaving brush 

 

...I use it to dust off my oil paintings between each layer. Jolly good job of those bristles, even if I do say so myself! ;0)


6. A few buttons...


...I seem to have mysteriously accumulated quite a few over the years, even though quite frankly I'd rather rip my own arm off and eat it, than actually sew one on! 


7. A selection of clothes pegs...


...I have three varieties... two of which are next to useless!

So, are you taking part in the challenge? 
If so, feel free to post a link to your own sketches on the comment roll below, so we can all pop by and have a look!

 Happy sketching everyone!


26 comments:

  1. I've seen a few folk doing this challenge-is a great idea and certainly more manageable than 75 days! ! Love your little bears and the brush is a great drawing but real Badger hair- no likey! Your ellipses are fab-your pretty much an expert at them now with all your glass paintings!

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    1. Hi Nic... Oo-er - never thought about the badger hair! I always naively assumed that they just clipped the fur from their tales!! I suppose the same applies to a lot of art supplies - Hog Brushes, Sable brushes... Something to think about! Are you not joining the Challenge Nic? I think I'm going to do more challenges like this in the future as it 'makes' me find the time, even when I'm quite sure I don't have any!

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  2. Lovely ink drawings.

    once a week gets my vote as I struggle to see everyone's posts as it is :)

    My inktober sketches are on my facebook page www.facebook.com/suepownallartist

    Here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.915095661852532.1073741840.184725794889526&type=3

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    1. Yes, good point Sue - I'm the same. It's hard to keep up with blogs that post more than once or twice a week! Your Sketches are great! Particularly love the Corn on the Cob! I should have known you'd be taking the challenge! I remember the 75 day sketch challenge... Did you ever do that one?

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  3. What a great idea! I love your sketches!

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    1. Thank you Kelly! I'm usually more of a 'painty' person than a 'sketchy' one. But it's good to limber up those pens once in a while! :0)

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  4. Love them Sandra! You caught up in no time flat :) I love seeing people's sketches - something very pared down and personal about them I think. So glad you joined. Okay - off to sketch!!! Have a great day.

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    1. Thanks Kim! I agree with that!
      I think if I'd have found out on day five, I might not have bothered, but a couple of days is fine. Must remember in advance next year! :0)

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  5. Sandra, what superb drawings!! I actually did an ink drawing today of a model but I am too lazy to take a photo. Wish I could draw half as well as you do.

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    1. Whaaaat??? Have you seeeen your art??? You are incredibly talented! I'm in awe!!
      Anyway - thank you! I like sketching, but I'm very lazy about it, nothing too taxing! Would rather use my limited brain power on my painting ;0)

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  6. Great sketches, can you tell us what size you are working and what pen you are using, just curious but I always like to know. I am attempting to do the month also, but not sure I will make it as my drawings seem to be ending up more complex than I expect them to. Will probably be blogging a couple of times a week, http://katwalkdesigns.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Kathleen! Yes, of course... These sketches are done in my A5 sketchbook, though I'm going to buy an A4 one when it's full because I think bigger would free me up a bit! Sometimes I just work across the fold, but A4 would be easier. I'm using Micron Pigma pens here, but I might start swilling on some ink with a brush at some point over the month. I just sketch as time allows. Simple objects take no time at all. Only if I have time will I do something more complex. Why not just pick a simple subject? Maybe do a lucky dip in your handbag and draw just what comes out? Just an idea :0) I will pop over to your blog now and see what you've been up to :0)

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  7. Well good for you Sandra, love the sketches.. I guess this is sort of like the 30 paintings in 30 days, that I am now glad to say is over. LOL !
    good luck on your challenge.
    Barbra Joan

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    1. Hi Barbra - Thanks so much! Hmm... nothing like as challenging as the 30/30 challenge! One day I will do that, but for now this is as much as I can commit to, lol!

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  8. Great sketches! Good luck with the challenge!

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  9. Hi Sandra, I am very happy to have found your blog! I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. :)

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    1. Welcome Darla! So lovely of you to visit and take the time to comment! Thank you so much :0)

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  10. I love your drawings, you're braver than me to take on the Inktober challenge. The teddy bears are so cute. Have to admit I'm like you with the sewing thing. I use a stapler to keep my hems up!
    Von.

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    1. Thanks so much Vonny! This is a breeze compared to the 75 day sketch challenge which I did a couple of years ago... who knows, this time, maybe I'll keep it up! My husband does the sewing in our house. Either that or it goes to my Mum, or my Sister, who is a Domestic Goddess - something I'm most definitely NOT! ;0)

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  11. Good luck with the challenge, Sandra!!! LOVE all of these sketches...they're "really" so good ...I especially
    love the bears...they always melt one's heart!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Hilda! Yes, well I didn't think I'd get away with it if I didn't draw at least one or two bears! ;0)

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  12. These are wonderful, Sandra! Your textures are so good! Love your teddy bears, I'll have to try to draw one as well.

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    1. Thanks so much Beliza! (Nothing like as complex as your own Inktober drawings though!)
      This week I'm having a little more fun, playing with perspective and ink washes... It'd be too easy to get bored otherwise! It's a lot of fun isn't it? :0)

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  13. The toothpaste tube is fabulous, though I did snort my tea when you said it was your shaving brush... I know you have a lot of hair but I thought it was mainly on your head lol... I had visions of you with a full zz top type beard for a minute, which was fabulously silly... Love the challenge though... I have made a post it note to take part next year... Mind you by then it will be buried under all the other notes...xx

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    1. Ooh yes, you must! I'm really enjoying it - This week I am playing with ink washes and perspective... It's fun exaggerating the most interesting bits rather than just copying what I see for a change. And no, I don't have THAT much hair!! Not quite! And not on my face, even though I'm now a Grandma, I have yet to grow whiskers!! I have one of those 'Epilady' thingies, you know - the ones that rip the hairs out one by one? Bloody horrid thing, but effective! :0)

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