It begins

Inktober 2018 has begun!    I started by sketching some of my kit.


Stillman & Birn Alpha softcover sketchbook;  various pens.   Platinum Preppy Medium with Platinum Carbon Black ink.

I’ve been watching and re-watching tutorials on ink hatching.  What puzzled me with this one is the difference between hue and value.  Nearly everything in this grouping is black or dark color.

I’ve posted the first sketch on this first day of Inktober 2018.  However, after this I’ll post weekly, on Saturday, all the sketches from the week.  My intent is to do one every day.  Obviously, I’m not following any official prompts.  But if you want them, they can be found on the Inktober webpage, as linked in the first line.

About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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6 Responses to It begins

  1. joantav says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of hatching. Nice work, Kate.

  2. miatagrrl says:

    Nice job on a fairly complex still life! I was less ambitious — I sketched only an ink bottle today. 😉 I’m doing the same — reporting in on Inktober only periodically on my blog. See you at the hashtag!

    – Tina

  3. Michele Cooper says:

    You’ve hatched a nice one there, Kate. I like the variety of line quality in this, too.
    As Tina says, “See you at the hashtag!”
    -Michele

  4. Pingback: Inktober 2018 – Week 1 | Red Harp Arts

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