I’ve been itching to play with ink pens again and #Inktober has offered me the perfect excuse! This global illustration challenge invites illustrators and doodlers to set themselves the task of creating a new ink illustration every day throughout October.
To see more of my sketchbook doodles and experiments browse the sketchbook category on my blog, or head over to my Instagram page @stina_jones
I’ve been neglecting my sketchbooks a bit lately as my iPad and Apple Pencil combo has become more convenient for rough work. My sketchbooks haven’t disappeared from my workflow though and I’m still using them for playing with traditional media and enjoying time away from my screens.
I’ve kept up with my sketchbooking since starting up again last year. I’m being a bit less precious with pages these days and filling them up with ideas more quickly.
I have a habit of getting caught up in the details of my work and can drive myself daft overthinking presentation or fussing over linework (and it’s almost always the details nobody else even notices!)
It’s been almost a year since I started keeping a regular sketchbook and I’m so glad I found the time to keep it up!
I’ve been doing some more experimenting with textured grayscale fills – playing with pencils, markers, and a combination of both. It’s taken a few attempts to get the results as I’d like, but I’m finding a flow that I’m happy with now. Here area few favourites.
Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I’ve been getting back into Sketchbooking this year. I’ve never been big on keeping a sketchbook so I’ve had to make a conscious effort to do so in order to get into the habit.
I’m terrible at keeping sketchbooks – I don’t see them as much more than pads of paper so I’m forever cutting pages out to use for other things, or filling them with to-do lists and meeting notes instead of drawings, or just generally defeating the object of having one!