Tranquil -Inktober

2년 전


My 2nd drawing for Inktober

This month I'm joining in with the drawing fun that is the Inktober challenge. The drawing challenge is to create one ink drawing a day for the entire month of October. You can find more details about Inktober on the website:
For my 2nd drawing I went with the Inktober prompt suggestion of Tranquil. I thought about this theme for a while, trying out a few different ideas before realising that everything was too cluttered and I need to create something that felt calm. I put away my dip pen that I usually draw with, and reached for my brushes.





Creating my drawing

I prepared the paper by scoring into the surface with a scalpel to create lots of vertical lines.


Getting inky with it

Next, I prepared the background of the paper with ink and water. Placing the paper in a tub and then allowing the ink and water to soak into the score marks on the paper. I used a brush to gently stroke the water and ink mix onto the paper, creating a series of subtle marks.


Finally, once the paper was dry I added the circle that represents the sun to the image. To create the circle I used a jam jar and black Liquitex acrylic ink.

I coated the rim of the jar with the black acrylic ink and then pressed this into the paper. I chose the acrylic ink because it has a slightly thicker consistency which helps it stick to the glass rim of the jar.






Ink on paper



If you want to see some of my previous ink illustrations check out DWELLING, an illustrated crime novel collaboration between myself and fellow Steemian @dougkarr, set in New York’s Lower East Side. Dwelling is now available in print and ePub.
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Very creative technique, I really like it! Maybe I should start doing some art with ink this month. I have only done graphite drawings before. You are welcome to have a look at my art @realitycartoon

so calm and effective, I love the technique. I'm going to have to keep posting mine later in the day, but it's kind of giving me a new type of schedule and I think mixing it up sometimes is good.

Yay day 2!


I went to sleep last night thinking about what would I do for Tranquil - quite a tricky one,
Day 2 - only 29 more drawings to go!

It reminds me very well the word "tranquil", that is really similar in italian too (in my mother langiage is "tranquillo" ^^)!
I love the inktober! Even if I don't have enough patience to draw something every day using the ink, I like to watch the works of other artists during the event ^


Tranquillo - beautiful!!! It is good to go to the #inktober on Steemit, and twitter, to see the variety of work being created.

Amazing @opheliafu, me I'm still thinking for on what to draw that describes tranquil :)


It is a bit of a hard theme - everything i thought of felt too busy and not tranquil at all. Good luck! :D

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Wow! I LOVE the simplicity and creativity here. Awesome :)


Thank you - simplicity felt the right way to go with this theme.

Happy inktober.

...the splash of ink inbetween your blog where a nice idea and are a great vizual accent.


Thanks - i created them for my Dwelling drawing posts- but I'm rather fond of using them in other posts too.


I need something like this in my posts too 👍😊

That's a really cool technique. I'm fascinated.


Thanks, I enjoy playing with inks and seeing what I can achieve.

Really love this! It inspired me to go minimalistic and use a "prop" for my Day 2 inktober entry :)

Cool idea!