InkTober 2016 – Done

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InkTober is over. I did it, 31 drawings in 31 days. You might actually say I drew over 100 drawings, because almost all the drawings where drawn and erased several times before I got started on the ink.
In Denmark children hang their dummies in trees, when it’s time to give up the habit. Maybe it’s time for me to hang my eraser in a tree. I probably won’t like the result in the beginning, but I should be able to make 3 times as many drawings in the same time and that will definitely help my drawing.
The fairies leave children a gift as thanks. Does that apply to grownups with erasers too??

Here is all the drawings for InkTober 2016:

InkTober 2016 – Part 2.

Inkler Fish
Still doing my daily InkTober drawings. My son often complains about me only drawing what I see and to little from fantasy. So here is an inkler fish, an inklefant and a “knæk cancer” ninja especially for him. He was also very fond of the snake from Aalborg Zoo. He told me (3 times) what kind of snake it was, but I forgot…

A lot of ink ran through my Lamy fountain pens for the drawings. I also got to try the Preppy pens from Platinum. They are not as good as a Lamy Safari, but at £2,33 they are fantastic. The’ve definitely earned their place in my drawing kit. I’m especially happy with the extra fine which has a thinner line than Lamy’s extra fine.

InkTober – First drawings

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Doing InkTober again this year. There have been a few very late nights getting the drawings done, but I’m still hanging in there.
Didn’t have anything prepared or any ideas for InkTober this year. When in doubt; just order more drawing stuff… I wanted to try a fountain pen that was finer than the Lamy extra fine, so I ordered an extra fine Preppy fountain pen… and the 2 other sizes just to have a set to bring around with the sketchbook… and a Platinum brush pen because I always wanted to try their carbon ink… and some pink ink cartridges I “needed” for the only idea I had for an InkTober drawing.
 That leaves me with 1 idea for the rest of the drawings. I suspect my InkTober drawings are going to end up being a very odd mixture, but I guess thats no different from last year.

Bug drawings

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Still keeping up with the daily drawings. My son just loves insects at the moment, so we are daily examining/photographing insects found around the house. Unfortunately it was a different kind of bug he brought home when he started school after the holiday…

So for a while my drawings where only done at home. I did a few bug drawings. I used some of the macro photographs we had taken and our new collection of insects in acrylic was also drawn.

I prefer the drawings made from the macro photos. Maybe not surprisingly the drawings drawn from the acrylic blocks looks a little “dead”. It’s also really hard drawing something that small, much easier when you can blow a picture up on a screen. I normally prefer to draw from life, but maybe insects should be the exception to the rule.

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Some of our macro photos.

Here are the drawings incl. a few old ones.

Summer drawings

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Anna Anchers (out) house in Skagen

Managed to keep up the daily drawing all summer – or rather 7 drawings a week, there were a fair few catch up days with more than one drawing. No theme, just a weird mixture of drawings.

Mostly used a very cheap sketchbook which has a big drawback; it can’t take even a light wash of watercolour. Some of the “urban sketching” drawings could really have done with a splash of colour. Need to find some sketchbooks with smooth white paper good for fountain pen, pencil and watercolour.