I have been meaning to participate in Inktober for the past couple of years. Time, my old nemesis, has somehow always undermined my plans. This year, however, I decided that I was never going to have any more time. Indeed, my free time is shrinking. Instead of waiting for some magical timeturner that enables me to have more than 24 hours in every day, I decided to just jump in and try my best to whip off one ink drawing every day of October.
I probably won’t use the official Inktober prompts much. I may not manage to blog about my ink drawing every day. I am, however, committing to getting some kind of ink drawing onto paper every single day. To make things a bit easier and more flexible for me, I am going to produce each drawing using a fountain pen. If I find time, I may add some other inks using my dip pen or a brush but the basic line drawing will be done with a fountain pen.
Since today, 1 October, happens to be a Saturday, I was able to get a drawing done this morning. It took me just a few short minutes which is encouraging as I should be able to find ten minutes in each day to just sit and draw. The challenge now feels more do-able having produced the first drawing. Anyway, I thought this drawing was apt for the first page in my notebook for the first day of the challenge.