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Inktober 2021

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Flourish Friends -- Inktober is just around the corner, and I'm seeing that the Forum has never done an "Inktober" topic, so I'm proposing one.  If you've never heard of Inktober before, here's a little background:

From the website: "Jake Parker [] created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year."

Inktober grew out of the manga & comics art world, but illustrators, graphic designers, and artists in all sorts of media enjoy it too.  I've been doing Inktober for several years now, but I've never done a series that focused on lettering.  It seems like a natural fit for the "Word of the Day" category on the Flourish Forum. 

Here are the Inktober rules:
Inktober rules:  During the month of October...
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want) - For Flourish Forum folks, I'm proposing we draw a "word of the day" from the prompt list.
2) Post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone. :) - AND why not post it on Flourish Forum?
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2021 (honestly, I never actually post mine to social media, but my local pen fanciers group all share with each other)
4) Repeat - Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. Inktober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more youíre consistent the better.  You can also pick & choose whatever words you like or do them out of order.  There's no Inktober Police who are going to bust you for doing Inktober wrong.

Here's the prompt list (so you can do a little planning & thinking).  I'll start posting on 1 October.  Who's with me?

Erica McPhee:
I LOVE THIS! I have seen the hashtag on Instagram but I never really knew the whole process. Thanks so much for sharing this @K-2 ! I am definitely in! And yes - let's share on Flourish!  ;D


Inktober is on! - 1. Crystal

Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku ama-iro, water, bleach
Pen: Mitchell Witch Pen No. 2.5

I'm also doing Inktober with my local pen fanciers club - so here's my drawing of the day too.
Ink: Diamine Jack Frost, water, bleach
Tools: Nikko G-nib, #6 round brush, pipette

Erica McPhee:
Thatís so beautiful! Well done!

I had fun doing this. Funny I chose the same color - ish. This is the style I am learning from Anne Elserís Flora on Point class - highly recommend!


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