October 4th, 2019


With this ring...

I've always loved October because my artist friends post their Inktober drawings and it's always great to see their wonderful work. I knew the purpose of Inktober was to develop good habits by creating a simple, monochrome work and posting it to social media every day or otherwise regularly throughout the month, but I've always regarded it as a spectator. After all, I don't draw.

Yesterday, as I was doing my daily calligraphy practice (read: sitting in a boring meeting and writing the names of all the actors that have played the Doctor in monoline Foundational, as that's the hand I'm learning in the class I started this week), I realized, "Hey, I'm actually doing monochrome work right now!"

So here I am, actually participating in Inktober. I'm going to be using this for practice, so the items are not going to be extensive, ornate, or good, but they are going to be complete at the very least (I hope). I don't know how many I'll actually do, as I'm super busy this month - band on Wednesdays, calligraphy class on Mondays, watercolor class on Thursdays, and next weekend I have three days of workshops, not to mention that yes, I am still writing - but I hope to do at least one thing every three days or so.

My first one, done for the "Ring" prompt from October 1 (yes, I'm late).

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And for my own reference, the prompts for Inktober 2019.

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