Inktober: Week 1

Inktober is an annual event about using ink to create art every day of October, started in 2009 by Jake Parker. There are some official rules now but generally it’s about committing to your choices without the aid of “undo” and improving as an artist.

I like drawing but regrettably haven’t put much real practice in so this year I’d like to participate. My focus is making more efficient design decisions and communicating ideas better with improved 2d skills. Keeping the scope of each drawing achievable and trying to aim for drawings/studies that’ll improve various fundamentals.

Week 1-

IMG_20171004_015708_975.jpg
“Poison” Getting my bearings, trying a few new tricks like shading dark surfaces with an xacto knife. That didn’t work well, messed up a lot of perspective and butchered the knurling
IMG_20171005_011219_816.jpg
“Underwater” Reduced the scope and focused on shading, distortion, and clean lines. Actually quite happy with this one but I forgot the underwater part of the fishing line
IMG_20171006_022133_280.jpg
“Long” Wanted to create a design and practice foreshortening. Was happy at how I established a nice composition early. Improved perspective but weak shading and poof
IMG_20171007_030645_173.jpg
“Sword” Focus on shading and texturing while trying to accurately convey a spin on the theme
IMG_20171008_010148_886.jpg
“Shy” Practicing subtlety in shading and communicating the theme. Felt good about preventing a disaster by taping down the paper still-life modelĀ 
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s