Category Archives: Inktober

Inktober 2019 Week Four.

Woohoo, final week completed. Still drawing using ink scientifically designed to flow through a metal tube measured in microns around a tungsten carbide ball almost as hard as diamond onto the Post-it note without leaking or clogging.

This scientific marvel is known as the Bic ballpoint pen.

Société Bic in France developed the ink and the ballpoint pen patent was licensed from László Bíró a Hungarian-Belgium inventor in Argentina and Bic began manufacture in the 1950s. My favourite pen for sketching since the 70s.

Inktober Prompt 23: Ancient.

Ancient Tortoise being attacked by ambulent lettuces with weapons.

Over the centuries ancient George never ceased to be mystified as to why the local ambulant lettuces hated vegetarians so much. Continue reading Inktober 2019 Week Four.

Inktober 2019 Week Three.

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Ballpoint pen ink is not light fast. That means that if I leave these drawings in daylight they will fade faster than a water-colour painting in full sun. But as I used to say to my students. “All art eventually ends up as rolls of toilet paper. Don’t worry about it.”

Inktober Prompt 15: Legend.The legend that is Bruce and the spider that wouldn't give up.

The Scottish legend that is Robert the Bruce and the thrawn spider wha widni gie in. White gel ink, black biro and white pencil on purple post-it note. I had to trim Continue reading Inktober 2019 Week Three.

Inktober 2019 Week Two.

Inktober 2018 week two.Week two of Inktober and my rules of engagement are to work with Bic ballpoint pens on small coloured post-it notes that are 75cm (3 inches) square. In addition I use a white ink gel pen and sometimes a touch of coloured pencils.

Inktober prompt 8: Frail.

Mad science woman is a dedicated fan of Opilions (Harvestmen).Dear Arachnophobia type people, be not afraid, these are Harvestmen not Spiders. This science woman loves them. She has tattoos saying I love Opilions. Done in Black and blue Bic biro, white ink gel pen and orange pencil on a pink post-it note. Continue reading Inktober 2019 Week Two.

Woohoo – Inktober Completed.

Inktober completed.

Woohoo Made it.

Woohoo. Made it. 31 #inktober inks and one yellow frog as a bonus in response to another twitterer (see previous post).

Juicy Lucy

Juicy Lucy the cat was quite forced. I’d just finished a Scottish Words illustration and it was getting near midnight and I was shattered. But I did it anyway with minutes to spare. The rule I’d made was that I would never be self judgemental and so I just had to get on with it – whether ended up good, poor or indifferent.

Cat about to be hit by multiple rotten tomatoes.
#inktober Juicy No. 23.

Continue reading Woohoo – Inktober Completed.