Here is a bunch of my Inktober patterns from throughout the month in a grid:
Here are a few individual drawings from the second half of the month:
They make a bold impression, don’t you think?
I’m planning to put together a group of repeat patterns based on these sketches. There are a few that I’m just dying to see in color!
For the last 17 days I’ve been drawing one floral pattern a day for #inktober. Although I was aware of Inktober last year when a few friends participated, I was in the thick of my daily pattern project and decided to challenge myself to paint on colorful backgrounds. So, this is the first time I’ve participated in this fun project that was started in 2009 by Jake Parker.
I decided to use one brush pen for the month, and I have to say, I’m really loving it. Sometimes limitations are just what you need to stretch creativity into a different direction. I’ve been enjoying the variety of lines and marks I can draw with just this one tool.
Bold or dainty strokes:
Controlled detail or expressive shapes:
The expressive quality of the line can be so lovely when using a brush pen. It’s also been eye opening to work with both thick and thin lines:
I’m tagging all my drawings with #inktoberpatterns to make it a little easier to find. If you care to join in, there’s still about a half a month to go!