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Inktober Creative Advantage

Inktober is a creative challenge to create an inked drawing every day for the month of October.

We all know I am a sucker for illustration challenges so why should Inktober be any different?

While playing with creative friends on Facebook (so much fun!) an illustration member of the 52 week illustration challenge and Facebook buddy, Jacqui Peterson mentioned that another illustrator, Jody Pratt had started a community page for Inktober called INKtober 31. Nah I thought, I haven’t got time for that.

Fast forward 2 week and I am posting my 14th inked drawing today  and I am in love with ink!

INKtober 2014. A ink sketch each day for the month of October. Today it is a inked birds illustration. #inktober

INKtober 2014 –  An inked sketch each day for the month of October.

So to cut a long story slightly shorter, I have created this page in my sketchbook section to upload all my daily Inktober doodling. They are not meant to be masterpieces but some have potential for development. I am really glad I joined Inktober, as I get that bit more experimental drawing done and some have been good beginnings to work on later. This week I made a surface design from one of my Inktober pieces. I did as a card for my sister’s birthday. I also have a new surface design page so please check that out too! It is only new but it will grow rapidly so keep checking back.

Giraffes inked for Inktober 2014

Giraffes inked for Inktober 2014

I was pretty excited with the way it turned out. I am just trying to decide on the best background colour to go with. Now I have to pick a colour preference… 1,2,3 or 4?

Giraffe Sisters surface design. Because I have a sister I'll always have a friend. Pink cushion for girls.

Giraffe Sisters surface design. Because I have a sister I’ll always have a friend. Pink cushion for girls.

 

Update May 2015: I finished the challenge and have made inking part of my drawing lifestyle since!

A list of  Inktober related posts can be found here:
http://kayleenwest.com.au/portfolio/?s=inktober

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