So if I had to pick a theme for my Inktober so far based off of what has already been drawn by me this month I’d say “animals and plants” at this point. But really from a day-to-day perspective it’s just what strikes the fancy when I sit down to get a sketch out. And perhaps picking a prompt would have tied everything together, but then you definitely wouldn’t have gotten this video of me drinking tea while inking a drawing of a bear drinking tea.
That tea (Moonlight Sonata cake by Whispering Pines Tea Company) is both one of the most beautiful cakes of pressed tea I have ever seen, as well as being absolutely delicous. Though it has kind of gone through phases since I bought it back in March, as when it first arrived it was just a really nice tea. Nothing remarkable stood out so much. Then 3 months later that SAME cake smelled and tasted like INSANELY STRONG dill. So weird! And by god was that a pleasantly odd drink for a dill-lover such as myself 🙂
But now it has really mellowed out and there is just the slightest hint of dill flavor at the back of what is an extremely drinkable tea.
But back to the subject of drawing, after this weekend I am planning on doing some pictures that are waaaaay outside of my comfort zone. Interior drawing and some backgrounds, some ink washes (scary!). There will still be animals and plants in those pics, though, I’ll be honest.
Hopefully more frequent videos to come, but technical difficulties abound and this might be more of a working-out-the-kinks month 🙂
- Pentel Pocket Brush Pen*
- Kuretake No. 7 Brush Pen*
- Sakura Pigma Micron Ink Pen* – sizes 005*, 01*, 05*
- Pentel Aquash Pigment Ink Brush*
- Canson Universal Sketchbook, 9x12in 65lb paper*
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