I was excited to find that I had just enough inks to get through the last days of Inktober. I have a few black inks that I didn’t use, but I dug into all of my samples and bottles for this project. Here’s to finishing a challenge!
This week I continued Inktober despite traveling on vacation. I did end up using different tools – I took my Ink Joy Gel Pens and my Marvy Le Pens with me. In general I was less happy with this week’s drawings.
I’ll share a secret – I usually sketch what I want really lightly in pencil and then go over it in ink. This week I forgot the pencil so I had to sketch only in ink. I also ended up doing a few in a single evening, and I felt like it was much lower effort (and lower satisfaction). But I’m presenting them here to document the work.
And only just now did I realize that I skipped day 21. Hmmmm… I guess I’ll need to add another at the end. Ooops!
Recently I have been getting more into fountain pens and inks. So I was excited to try and participate in this year’s Inktober challenge.
Originally I thought I would just practice my penmanship and use a different ink color every day of the month. But then I read the actual initiative and realized I was supposed to DRAW in ink each day. My drawing skills … well…. erm… leave a bit to be desired. But in for a penny, in for a pound. Away we go.
The first week looks like this:
So far my favorite is either the Ajisai (Hydrangea) or the Vert Olive (Olive Green).
If you’re interested in seeing what other pen and ink people are up to, check out the #inktober tag on Instagram!
Many thanks to Ana over at the Well Appointed Desk for forwarding me this beautiful tutorial on illustrating teacups by Liz Steel.
Today’s tutorial was sent to me by Ana because it intersects our loves – hers of mailing letters and mine of tea. (She’s also a tea lover and my partner in tea tasting crime.)
The Illustrated Teapot Envelope Art Tutorial can be found over at The Postman’s Knock. I’ve selected just a few photos of the steps – go and check out the full tutorial if you wish to re-create this beautiful envelope.
I was browsing Pinterest looking for tea and knitting and I came across the tea art of Rebecca Jones. What’s not to love?
Lilla Rogers is an illustrator and head of an agency that represents other illustrators and artists. Each year she hosts a Global Talent Search which is a contest, the winner of which receives representation by the agency.
A few weeks ago Ana turned me on to some of the tea themed entries in the competition over the years.