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Inktober 2021
« on: September 26, 2021, 12:18:27 PM »
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 Inktober.com website: "Jake Parker [https://www.mrjakeparker.com/] 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?

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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2021, 12:59:18 PM »
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
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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2021, 03:53:05 PM »
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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2021, 02:38:29 PM »
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


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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2021, 01:36:27 AM »
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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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2021, 12:55:53 PM »
@Erica McPhee - what a lovely style!  I hope others will post too.  I always love seeing how different people interpret the prompts.

2. Suit
Ink: Diamine Classic Red; Parker Quink Black
Tools: Mitchell Witch Pen No.3, ruling pen

Drawing - Lest I seem too clever, I'll state that I got the idea from a t-shirt I have from the excellent OutOfPrintClothing.com that donates to libraries in communities in need with every purchase.
Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku momiji
Tools: ruling pen, Nikko G nib, #6 round brush

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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2021, 01:27:32 PM »
Wowie wow wow! You went all in. Great work!!!  :-*
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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2021, 01:27:53 PM »
Mine is so boring. LOL.
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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2021, 02:04:06 PM »
@Erica McPhee - your simplicity and elegance of line are their own adornment.
...and truly, I'm a little shell shocked by how much time & effort it took to make that "Queen of Books" card (not my best choice for "quick" sketching); I will never look at a playing card again with anything but admiration for the anonymous artist.

3. Vessel

Lettering
Ink: Daniel Smith walnut ink, water
Tools: Mitchell Witch no.2.5, #6 round brush, Nikko G nib, ruling pen

Drawing: Sixareen (a traditional 6-oared, masted fishing boat from the Shetlands)
Ink: Troublemaker "abalone", water, bleach
Tools: #14 round brush, Nikko G nib, ruling pen

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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2021, 09:18:28 AM »
Wow - another amazing piece! That sailboat! Well done!
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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2021, 10:07:11 AM »
Mine is so boring. LOL.
@Erica McPhee
Beautifully done. First rate.

I'll have to play catch-up on this thread. This sounds like fun.

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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2021, 10:10:59 AM »
"Respect the chemistry."

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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2021, 11:58:55 AM »
Thanks Mike! @AnasaziWrites  LOL! I donít know what is more enticing - those wads of cash or your Spencerian!!!   ;D
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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2021, 02:41:25 PM »
Call my lawyer.

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Re: Inktober 2021
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2021, 04:05:58 PM »
LOL! That is AWESOME!!!!  ;D
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