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Inktober 2018 Sketch, 10/13/18

By saintartaud
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It's been several years since I posted any work to my gallery, but since Inktober 2018 was productive for me and I wanted to share some of these outside the other venues I am currently using, I've decided it might be nice to upload again to dA.

All my Inktober sketches were done using a Pilot Precise V5 extra fine on a handmade cotton rag paper. This paper is not optimal for drawing, since it doesn't hold up to eraser, but that also forced me to accept mistakes and think more about what I was drawing as I drew it. References for many of these were pulled from photos on an app called Sktchy, which is a great little artistic community that I recommend joining if you want some practice w/reference photos. Unfortunately, because this is an app, I can't easily link to my references.

I've done some minor editing to clean up the paper texture and remove minor stray lines, but I've tried to keep the character of the sketch intact as much as possible.

Note on this piece:

This drawing is based on a photo of Marcel Duchamp by Carl Van Vechten. You can find the original on this page:…
I've used Van Vechten as a source a lot, since I have a book of his photos in the Hallmark collection (which I got to see when I was in college many years ago).
This is probably my favorite sketch from Inktober, I think I did quite well with the chiaroscuro and hatching/cross-hatching, if some of the proportions are a bit off (the price paid for sketching on the fly in ink!).
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Shesvii's avatar

The hatching is spot on, really expressive and deep.

saintartaud's avatar

Thank you! I am still really happy with how this one turned out.

Shesvii's avatar

No problem. It's a very impressive ink work.