Inktober 2021

This Inktober I used a flexible Zebra G nib pen. This is a change for me. Last two years Inktober has been about using a Fude pen. Those pictures got more and more abstractly monotone, with large, carefully controlled areas of black. This year I have been trying to be more loose and deliberately scribbley, like my hero Heinrich Kley.

For me Inktober is an opportunity to practice observational drawing direct in ink. These drawings are all done from observation, all bar the rubbish raven are from life. Part of the challenge, then, if finding interesting things to draw or objects that suit the days theme. Below are some photos that record this challenge.

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Mill Road, June 2021

Another month took me further down Mill Road, over the bridge. I’ll put all these together into one book once I got to the end, but I need to re-photograph some of the May ones first.

Mill Road, May 2021

This month I bought a new, landscape sketchbook and started working my way down Mill Road, starting from the pub called The Brook, which is actually on Brookfields. Here are the first pages.