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well that week was just horrible...
Inktober2018 Day 29 - WHISPER INK
It was a tie between Whisper Ink and Spellcast Ink. Runner Up: Procrastinate Ink... man, this is one hard final stretch. Still, we're gonna take this hme in style :)


Staedler Pigment liners on Idea 190g drawing board.
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I've done five Inktober challenges by now, two of which I "failed"- last year I got too busy jobwise that I had to abandon a very promising run, and 2014 I just ran out of creative juice. But I have a couple of Inktober runs under my belt and I can't tell you all how fun and rewarding the challenge is.
Thing is, drawing is not a magical mojo that you're born with, which is why many artists don't like being called "so talented". Not only is "art" something that must be learned and practised, it's also not one huge skill tree that unlocks all at once. A natural gift or affinity will only get you so far, at some time you will have to learn things you're not quite as good at. And practising one aspect doesn't always transfer to other aspects- you wouln't expect a professional football player to be also very good at tennis, even though both are sports. You can't expect to be good at watercolours if all you ever used is crayons.

So yeah, art takes practise and depending on your goals you want to practise as often as possible. The Inktober challenge is just about the right thing then: For each day of October, you're challenged to draw a picture, using ink, and submitting it. A month is a pretty good amount of time, long enough to really feel long, but not so long that you'd never feel it progressing. And ink is a super flexible medium, allowing for colour, all sorts of techniques from simple crosshatch shading to watercolour looks. And you even get an official prompt list if you wish to get some inspiration.

Inktober is hugely popular too; just browsing the archives of one group will give you a huge library of images to marvel at. And typing it into your browser will send you on a journey on a sea of ink. Keep browsing, I'll wait.

Well, Inktober 2018 has just launched, and I'm in. I have gotten pretty enarmored with a certain style of shading and ink is a great medium for it. I think that I have made some good progress in the past year or two and I want to put it to the test. Won't be using the prompt list (all the time), I want to specifically make this about drawing MATERIALS.
My grasp on texture and shape is okay but still far too limited. There are things I like to draw and there are things I don't spend much time on, and this really shows. So in each picture I'll go and try to include something that I have little practise with. Glass. Clay. Fabrics. I adore images where a few well-placed lines are enough to allow you to almost feel the texture of bark, wool, smooth marble, what have you, and even though I don't expect to master that during the course of Inktober 2018 I just want to try to get better.
Also, spoopy imaginz ahoy. Let's get into the realm of witches, magic, spellcasters and monsters, of Halloween hijinx and also maybe probably Candle Cove.

Have fun if you're Inktobering too, and if you're not, maybe you want to join us late!

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Björn
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Germany
Raised on a healthy diet of comics, cartoons, and great tales, I started an on/off love affair with "drawing stuff I like". Recently this turned into a happy marriage of pencils, inks, and an awful lot of mermaids.
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MayGoldworthy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Love your work :D
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Tintengeist Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! It's always nice to see people enjoying the lil' drawings!
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MayGoldworthy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :w00t:
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PixieGroveStudios Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Watch Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1]  
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Life-is-the-bubbles Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the watch. :aww:
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Tintengeist Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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TanteTabata Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018

:iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz:   . . . . booh!   :iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz:  . . . . booh!    :iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz:


:iconrainbowsparklesplz:  . . . . booh!  Wishing you the best bd ever, dear 'ink spirit'!  . . . . booh!   :iconrainbowsparklesplz:

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Tintengeist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, Tabby :happybounce: 
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bic321 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
He sketches and inks
mermaids and fins.
He pats a big cat
while working a flat*.

He brings us much joy
with many pin-ups
(forget the makeup,
Those lass are here to destroy!)

His name means "ink spirit"
and I am here to clear it,
(if you pardon the wordplay).

But no time for an essay!
People (near and faraway)
all join with me: "Happy birthday!"



* as in "doing the flats in $art_program"
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