Category: Inking

Inktober 2018

It’s Inktober season! Inktober is a big event in the artist world that occurs every October where  everyone is encouraged to draw a picture in ink ONCE a day and upload the picture to social media with the (#inktober and #inktober2018). This encourages the artist to create at least once a day and it is a great practice for consistency and  well — the use of ink materials.
The materials used for inktober could be as simple as a ballpoint/gelpen and paper.  But it could go as far as canvasses, sketchbooks, alcohol inks, waterbased inks, inktense pencils  — AS LONG AS IT IS INK, it is fine. Your Art, your rules. The point of the event is to encourage people to draw and Mr. Jake Parker, the creator of Inktober did an amazing job in creating this worldwide phenomenon.
You can use his OFFICIAL PROMPTS below, or use the multitude of prompts available for October like drawloweeen, and other alternate prompts.
Every year I attempt Inktober and I have succeeded on finishing it only a few times. This year, I am doing the inktober event with the people over at Travelers Notebook Art Journaling Group for TN using the official prompts and on my hobonichi with INKTOBER x MANGA to practice my Manga Drawing skills. I will also try to do a lunchtime sketch version of inktober where in I replace my normal watercolor lunch sketches with pen and ink sketches and see how well I go with it!
I am pretty psyched! I am so excited for this event and I will update you every week with a digest of Inktober art and More! ❤

Fountain Pen Inks and a Flying House

Title: House of the Master Tinker
Novel: Whimcircusical ( My Original Novel)
Materials: Tomoe River Paper, Fountain Pen, Copics White Copic Ink

The video is a clip of how I drew  “House of the Master Tinker” , which is the home of my favorite muse and the protagonist of my Fantasy novel, “Whimcircusical”. It is home to the whimsical and magical Chester Whimsy and Poppy Le Frou, Potions Mistress. The home is designed to be a magical lair for their concoctions, creations and the base for all their adventures.

I did this piece mostly to practice before I did a major gallery piece for the Fountain Pen Day Gallery  on November 5-6,2016 at SMX Aura. I really don’t do galleries/exhibits but I got invited and I was thrilled! I do love inked art and enjoy creating them so I am looking forward to it.

The Making of the Piece

This piece is done on Tomoe River Paper, same paper as the Hobonichi Paper. Smooth but darn so fragile. It’s easy to wrinkle and so i taped it down to my drawing board, even that didn’t help much.  I wonder if I can iron it out or heat straighten it?

The piece was inked with fountain pen inks  like J.Herbin , KWZ – Orange (iron Gall), Pilot Iroshizuku inks and Fountain pens which I found very fun to do. It’s the first time I am doing this kind of art so experimenting was part of the fun.  I was especially impressed with the KWZ ink that seems to work magic on my paper. The orange color turned gold and then a great dark shade which I would love to use in future paintings. I experimented on blending inks and with the grass and got good results. I really had fun in making new techniques which I can use in my next illustrations.

For those who want to know where I got my stuff, I got them from Everything Calligraphy and Pengrafik.

I’ll be scanning the piece soon and linking and posting it to this post after.


To all in the Know: This is proof that work is getting done to finish the story that has been in my head for a long time.

I realized that I didnt really post about my novel. I just haven’t had the time and will tell you more about it in a separate blog post. And yes, the house is inspired by Howl’s moving castle but I think I made it all my own.The story however, is completely original.

inktober day 7 : Lost 

​​I did a speedpaint for Day 7: Lost and it is of Nico di Angelo from Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan.Check it out below!

Nico is a lost child  and he spent a lot of time being searched for by people. So I thought he would be a good subject… Plus i got a request. Hit 2 birds with one stone right? so here

that is the final picture and here is how i did it

there will be some new stuff coming on the blog! 🙂 watch out for it soon!

Inktober days 3-6 Prompts

Ok, so it was busy! But I have to update you on my  Inktober stuff. I have not missed a day and it really was fun.  Just click to see the full picture!


For obvious reasons , I collect ART MATERIALS. I am a hoarder and I cant seem to stop! I did this inktober on my art journal/ leuchtturm1917 had fun with using plain inks and just drawing in the raw.


A 10 minute sketch of ponyo and her ham ramen XD this was a crowd favorite. I inked with brushpens, colored with copics and yeah, made a rough mess. but this was fun!


I was literally sad this day as I had a a migraine. Drew this one at the doctors office on my Bullet Journal


 In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.
I thought that it was appropriate,  hobbits are creatures that can stay unseen to those they do not want to see them and they stay hidden in the Shire. Plus, Bagend was hidden under the tree.Done with brush pens and copics in 15 mins. I had a lot of fun!

Tonight I do DAY 7! So far so good! i have not missed a day!


Inktober day1 : Fast

The first theme for Inktober is FAST so I thought about horses. At first I was going with Shadowfax but, I figured its just gonna be an ordinary horse.

my original sketch of asfaloth had Glorfindel (Not arwen) with him. But since he is sooo fast he left glorfindel ( or I messed up) 🙂

anyway Noro Lim in elvish apparently means “Ride Fast” so its in theme

I am enjoying Inktober way too much!