Inktober – Day 5 – Blade


That’s today’s prompt word for Inktober 2020 and here’s my submission…

Inktober 2020 – Day 5 – Blade

On a work day I wanted to do something simple and, since I have been feeling pretty rubbish for the last 4 days, ‘simple’ was all I was up to.

I started with a 2 minute sketch on my laptop, which I was pretty pleased with.

The original sketch

However, it ain’t ink. It’s software, so it don’t count. I don’t have any fat pens, which means I couldn’t recreate the style on paper. That said, I’m relatively pleased with the final cut. ‘Cut,’ ‘Blade.’ Geddit? No? Just me then.

For those interested in learning more about Inktober click on the photo link below for a YouTube video.

Link to Inktober video
How to do Inktober

Tomorrow is RODENT. I hate rats, so don’t expect anything cute.

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Inktober -Day 1 – Fish

I know. I’ve been gone a while. Sorry. Not been feeling great. Not much of an excuse l know. I mean, how hard is tapping a few keys? “Money for nothing and your kicks for free.” as Mark Knopfler said back in 1985. Only, there ain’t no money and, just lately, I’m not getting many kicks.

Looking back at my draft posts I noticed that I have started, but never quite finished, quite a few. There are words, photos too. Quite a lot. A beginning, the odd middle, but no ends. No Mojo you see. So, no posts.

My brain just ain’t working right. Long Covid they call it. I call it a huge inconvenience.

Anyway, I needed something to get me back in to it. A reason to post every day. So, thanks to a friends art blog I have found, and decided to have a go at…

Inktober 2020

Here’s the rules…

  1. Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want
  2. Post it (or share it.)
  3. Hashtag it (whatever one of those is!?) with #Inktober and #Inktober2020
  4. Repeat – Every day throughout October

They provide you with a prompt list. Day 1 is Fish.

Here’s my first attempt…

Out of practice

Here’s my drawing kit…

This stuff does not get used enough

The idea is that, while Gandalf is not getting out much and while my brain is not firing on all cylinders, I will do a drawing every day of Inktober and post it here. Get my mojo back.

Wish me luck.