Inktober 2014 Wrap Up

Here is a bunch of my Inktober patterns from throughout the month in a grid:

Grid of 25 of the 31 patterns I drew for inktober!

Here are a few individual drawings from the second half of the month:

Inktober Day 17

Inktober Day 23

Inktober Day 24

Inktober Day 26

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!

Inktober 2014

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:

inktober day 4

inktober day 2

Controlled detail or expressive shapes:

inktober day 9

inktober day 10

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:

inktober day 15

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!