Inktober sketch #1

I’m new to Inktober – I think I actually only heard about it last year but I thought I’d give it a try this year as it seems to be so popular. It is fun checking Instagram every day and looking at what everybody has done,  there is some really outstanding work being posted.

Ideally, I’d be creating a new ink sketch every day during the month of October but I really don’t have the time to create an ink drawing every day, just isn’t going to happen. Anyway, it’s already the 8th of October but I want to do something even if it’s only one or two sketches.  If I could find the time to do three or four or more that would be awesome.

This is my first sketch. It isn’t anything really. I wanted to do something around the theme of forest and this is what happened. I pretty much just made it up as I went along; drew the outlines of a couple of tree trunks and took it from there – it shows a path, a trail leading out of a forest it seems, crossing a small creek where the trail follows along the border of a field.

I made the drawing in a Strathmore 400 series, 5.5″ x 8.5″ sketchbook using Pigma Micron pens, although I think I mainly used a Micron 01.



Inktober #1, 5.5″ x 8.5″


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