My how fast the year passes by, and in a blink of an eye, the seasons change, our beloved October has come and gone, and (depending on where you live) wintery days are finally upon us!
Here is the Official Rules of #Inktober, as well as the Official 2019 #Inktober Prompt List:
As for myself, this is the second year that I have decided, and been able to, participate in #Inktober.
The first year I participated in Inktober was in 2017. During that year, I decided to opt out of using the provided Prompt List, and instead chose to focus my drawing mostly on Fashion Illustrations. You can check out the Blog Post that I put together about my participation in #Inktober2017, which includes each of my 31 illustrations from October 2017, by clicking HERE.
Last year, during October 2018, I had fully intended on participating in Inktober once again, however, before I knew it, October 2018 came and went! I drew a measly three ink drawings during the entire month!
Check them out:
My #Inktober2019 Illustrations!
Whenever I have the time to do so, which isn't very often, I love drawing Fashion Illustrations, or completing some sort of art project. Although I have been drawing all of my life, drawing women's faces has always been a challenge for me. When I took Fashion Illustration Classes in college, I began to improve in this area, but I still wasn't that good. During Inktober 2017, I began to get even better at drawing women's faces (which is the whole reason for Inktober: To improve in our inking!)! During that particular fall, I found that my rendering of a woman's face in pencil was fairly good, but then as I began to ink the drawing, my lady's faces became monstrous! My goal for #Inktober2019 is to improve in this area even more so!
As October began to approach again this year, I made the goal to create 31 Ink Drawings, by challenging myself to draw (mostly) fashion related illustrations to sharpen, and fine tune, my inking skills! Usually, my preferred Inking Medium is Sharpies, regular and fine-tip, but this year I treated my Husband, and myself, to a new set of Copic Multiliner Ink Pens! I absolutely love them! Having this lovely fresh set of ink surely inspired me to keep on drawing! I also noticed that as I switched from Sharpies to Copics, and began using the various pens included in the Multiliner Set, I was able to keep the delicate details in my drawings of women's faces, that I was able to achieve with a sharp pencil! My drawings of women faces began to improve drastically! I hope that I can continue to advance in my face drawing, and in my inking skills!
Lets see how I do!
Now, continue to scroll down to view all 31 of my #Inktober 2019 Illustrations!
At this point, during my Inktober Challenge, I started using my new Copic Multiliner Ink Pen Set. I found that with the various multiliners included in this set, I was able to achieve much more detail in my cross-hatching and line work! Check out the following Fashion Illustration that I drew starting on Day 6. It is so much better than the illustration I completed just days before on Day 5! Also compare my drawing on Day 7, vs. Day 5: I used my Copics on Day 7 to create a full-body fashion illustration, where on Day 5 I used a Fine-Tip Sharpie. I am so excited with the outcome!
Whew, that's all of them!
I hope that you enjoyed viewing my #Inktober2019 Illustrations, as much as I enjoyed drawing and improving in my drawing and inking skills! Inktober 2019 proved again how challenging it is to find time each day to complete a drawing. I found myself simplifying my illustrations due to time. However, I am really happy with all of my artwork! Of course, I still have much improvement to grow, and I can't wait to start Inktober 2020! You know it will be here soon!
I would love to hear your feedback on what you thought of my drawings! Which were your favorites? I personally love drawing Fashion Illustrations of Shoes! Which is something I never thought I would be as good at! I also found out how much I love my Copic Multiliner Pen Set!
Did you participate in #Inktober2019? If so, share a link to your work in the comments below! Let me know what type of ink pens you used or prefer! I would love to see your art, and hear about your experience!
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Have an Ink-credible Day!
Hello Readers! Welcome to my Blog! I am Roxanne Rodriguez Rangel, a Fashion Designer from Northern California. I love all things Fashion, particularly historical fashion! Join me, as I take you around Northern California, covering fashion events and related topics!