Inktober 2015

Last year, I foolishly decided to join in with the excellent Inktober project run by Jake Parker while in the process of moving house with a baby.

This year, while fully settled into my new northern home, my workload for the month is astronomical. Between preparing work for the upcoming Invisible Beasts exhibition/publication, completing my A-Z, getting ready for Newcastle Comic-Con and completing one of my largest private commissions to date, October is a crazy month, even before you add my son’s second birthday into the mix.

As a result, it would be absolute madness to add another project into the mix, even one as simple as Inktober can be.  So, obviously I will be attempting the Inktober challenge.Ink pens, iphone and sketchbook

To try and preserve some level of sanity however, this year I will be imposing some strict regulations on myself – no underdrawing, no planning or prep work, no dip pens and .01 detailing. Every day, I will be doing an ink drawing with nothing but the tools shown above and a strict five minute time limit from the moment I sit down to work. This might be a great, relaxing daily exercise, it might be a cavalcade of rushed and half finished dodgy sketches. You can find out which by following me on any of my social media accounts over the next thirty days.

Wish me luck.



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