Inktober

Inktober 2023 Part 1

Inktober month is here again.  This year I really debated whether to participate or not.  I haven’t been very excited about the official prompts the past few years but I finally decided that it would be a good opportunity to practice a different subject and medium than I usually do.  The best way to learn is to continually practice something.  So this year I’m practicing sunsets and night skies in watercolor pencils and inktense blocks.  I’ve been playing with a combination of different materials for each (I’ll list them under each of the pictures).  I haven’t specifically been following the official prompts, but some of them loosely fit.

Here’s a recap of the first week of the challenge.  You can follow along daily on my progress on social media (@LauraJaenArt).

Day 1 (Dream)

Staedtler black ink pens, Uni-ball Signo white and silver gel pen, Derwent Inktense blocks, Winsor and Newton white acrylic paint, Strathmore watercolor paper

Day 2

Sakura Pigma Micron black ink pens, Uni-ball Signo silver gel pen, Derwent Inktense blocks, Staedtler watercolor pencils, Artist’s Loft watercolor paper

Day 3 (Path)

Sakura Pigma Micron brown and grey ink pens, Uni-ball Signo gold gel pen, Staedtler watercolor pencils, Artist’s Loft watercolor paper

Day 4

Staedtler black ink pens, Sakura Pigma Micron black ink pen, Uni-ball Signo gold gel pen, Derwent Inktense blocks, Artist’s Loft watercolor paper

Day 5

Staedtler black ink pens, Uni-ball Signo gold gel pen, Staedtler watercolor pencils, Derwent Inktense blocks, Artist’s Loft watercolor paper

Day 6 (Golden)

Sakura Pigma Micron brown ink pen, Uni-ball Signo gold gel pen, Staedtler watercolor pencils, Artist’s Loft watercolor paper

Day 7 (Drip)

Sakura Pigma Micron brown ink pen, Uni-ball Signo gold gel pen, Staedtler watercolor pencils, Derwent Inktense blocks, Winsor and Newton white acrylic paint, Artist’s Loft watercolor paper

Day 8

Sakura Pigma Micron brown and grey ink pens, Uni-ball Signo silver and white gel pen, Staedtler watercolor pencils, Derwent Inktense blocks, Artist’s Loft watercolor paper

Are you working on an art challenge this month too?

Let us know where we can follow along if you are!

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