Recently, I challenged myself to produce an ink drawing (almost) every day in October as part of Inktober on Instagram. I tried to stick to Jake Parker’sofficial prompts as much as possible, but also keep to my own moorland/woodland theme. It was a struggle on occasion – the links got more and more tenuous, and sometimes I just drew something completely off-topic, but it gave me a nice sense of achievement to complete the set.
It was also fun to see how other people interpreted the prompts (check out #inktober2016), and I’ve found a few more lovely IGers to follow. If you’re on Instagram I’d love to see you! You can follow me @siansburys
Inktober Day 24: sick child tonight so just some more #trees
Inktober Day 9. Sad girl drawn from a pose from senshistock.com
Inktober Day 13: Playing catchup. I did draw something in ink yesterday. Here it is. Still need to do one today
Inktober Day 22: Small. The vast swathes of purple that characterise the moors in August/September are the result of the simultaneous blooming of bajillions* (*approx) of tiny heather flowers, a few of which I have drawn very badly here
Inktober Day 27: Houses in the middle of nowhere. They’re a bit creepy, aren’t they? I’ve drawn this place a few times and I never do it justice, especially not today. White Edge Lodge was originally the gamekeeper’s lodge for Longshaw Estate. Now rented out as a holiday cottage, it was used as a location for Jane Eyre (the Fassbender one)
Inktober Day 12: I didn’t get much time to draw today but I’m not going to #worry about it. Stanage Edge and High Neb from Stanage Plantation
Inktober Day 20: Squeeze. Bit lacking in energy to draw today. Squashed this ink blot and got trees. Also an elephant, but I went with trees, because trees.
Inktober Day 2: Some Autumn stuff I collected and drew. You can’t really tell from this photo but I used gold ink
Inktober Day 6: I drew a crow on this but it was terrible so I’ve #hidden it
Inktober Day 29: Surprise! I drew an urban space. Sort of. Winter Garden Sheffield. Urbank Sketchers Yorkshire October Sketchcrawl
Inktober 8: Rock A couple of my favourites. Ox Stones, Houndkirk Moor, near Sheffield
Inktober Day 10 (don’t) #jump. Burbage Edge, Peak District, Derbyshire. Original drawing in black, green and sepia ink.
Inktober Day 2: Not a great drawing day so here’s a very quick sketch from a senshistock pose. I quite like how she looks as if she’s reaching for the pen though
Inktober Day 28. Burn. Carl Wark from Burbage Brook. There are 2 tenuous links to the theme today: 1. This is a moorland landscape which was historically managed by controlled burning. Not so much these days. 2. ‘Burn’ is sometimes used to mean stream or brook. Day 28, are we nearly there yet?
Inktober Day 4: I ate my lunch before I remembered today’s prompt was ‘hungry’, so I drew the discarded bag it came in.
Inktober Day 31: over Owler Tor from Upper Padley. My view en route to the garage to drop my car off this morning. Thanks for everything Inktober! Some of my best #friends are pens (I don’t understand why I’m not more popular 😂)
Inktober Day 15: Another quick one. This is a great place to #relax.
The artist’s struggle. Inktober Day 21: Bugger. I’ll catch up with this tomorrow