October of Ink

This October I was inspired by a worldwide challenge to make an ink drawing every day. I didn't follow the challenge à la lettre but I used it as an excuse to spend some time improving my inking skills by trying to spend more of my art time making ink drawings (or inking other people's drawings). In particular I am trying to become more proficient using a brush pen.

I took a few preparatory courses by Jake Parker (the creator of the Inktober challenge) and used some of his exercises for practise, as they came with permission to repost.

This is a montage of some of these Jake Parker drawings, inked by myself on traditional paper (with brush pen and mechanical pens):


This is a drawing from David Revoy, a sketch for his webcomic Pepper & Carrot. David publishes his work under Creative Commons licenses, which makes it a great source of material for my exercises, as I know I can safely post any sketches based on his fantastic art:


As for the rest, I worked on sketches for characters for my future comic project endeavours:


A more extensive selection of my inked drawings in its own gallery.