Inktober 2018 – Week 1

Inktober Week 1 Octbober 1-7

I posted about Day 1 on Monday.

On day 2 I did a sketch in the Stillman and Birn Nova tan sketchbook. This is the first time, ever, I’ve used toned paper. A year or so ago I didn’t think I’d ever like it. But I took a workshop with Pat Southern-Pearce. Still didn’t like it much. Now I’m seeing what Sue Heston does with toned paper and I want to try it. The toned paper sketches are further down her Instagram feed.

This is from my own photo taken last weekend at Union station. In Stillman and Birn Nova Beige Toned sketchbook.

Day 3 was a sketch to test the tiny Midori Traveler’s Notebook sketchbook. It’s only 3.5×5 inches. The drawing is from a Seattle Times photo. I used my smallest pen, a .005 Pitt.

To further test the paper, I added watercolor and I used rather a bit of water. It didn’t buckle much and the colors seem bright. It’s OK for a tiny book but I don’t think it will be my EDC (Every Day Carry).

Day 4: Patrick’s Cafe and Bakery, from my own photo.

On Day 5, I actually followed the Inktober 2018 prompt, which was “Chicken”.  This is a staff member from Fort Nisqually with her favorite of the chickens.

Day 6 was the Saturday outing with Urban Sketchers Tacoma.  I used one of the location sketches I did as my sketch for today.  It’s the Observatory at University of Puget Sound.

Day 7 is again from one of my photos, taken during a recent sketch outing to Reconciliation Park in Tacoma.  Dip pen; ink and ink wash in a Stillman and Birn Nova beige sketchbook.

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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2 Responses to Inktober 2018 – Week 1

  1. miatagrrl says:

    Good to see you getting into toned paper! I’ve enjoyed it when I’ve used it, too, especially when a scene has minimal color but strong light.

    – Tina

  2. kaytyllia says:

    I enjoyed your Inktober work and explorations of materials.

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