Inktober in Procreate

A complete set of Inktober works this year – my first illustration challenge ever. I was drawing every day all October. There was new keyword or “prompt” every day. Feeling accomplished 🙂

What is Inktober challenge? “Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.”

I did all the drawings in Procreate app. I really wanted to learn the software and start drawing more on iPad. It was totally worth it! I was posting picture by picture on Instagram and received a lot of positive feedback. Now I am looking for another challenge to participate in.

In the end of November I start an illustration course in Procreate, I think now I’m really prepared to begin 😉

Below is the collection of my Inktober 2021:

Oil pastel, gauche etc.

For many years I was so faithful to watercolour, it was my true and only. In the last couple of years, though, I tried more materials than in a whole decade before that. I started with acrylic paint and oil, then there were printing experiments, and now I went on to pencils, crayons, pastels and even gauche. Yes, gauche, that I painted with last time when I was maybe 6 years old 😀  

What can I say? New materials a very liberating. It’s like moving to a new place where no one knows you and starting all over again. And it’s easy to make mistakes, you’ve never done that before, it’s okay to mess up.

Plus, stuff like oil pastels are good for quick sketches, so if I don’t have many hours, and lately I cannot find time for a proper painting session, sketching with some dry materials is quick and not too dirty.

These small (a4) random sketches I’ve accumulated since Christmas. I won’t call them “finished works”, but I like some elements and maybe will use some parts in digital projects or print as posters, haven’t decided yet. But l like this abundance and variety, I’ve been missing it since corona started 🙂