Preparing for inktober

I planned to do inktober last year,I just never got past the thinking about it stage. This year, I am determined. Who needs sleep? I am planning out my prompts now, and although I may not have time to do one each day, I will have moments where I can catch up. (For instance, the first week of inktober is work, work, work with a couple of hours to get my stuff turned around, for work, personal hygiene and food.) 

The reason why I am going to push myself to take part is I really want to get out of my comfort zone. I want to draw better people and houses. I always want to use colours. I struggle to do notan sketches because i think of tone as being three things. My typography/writing never looks as good as i want it. I also want to fill a sketch book. Something i have rarely ever done, and yet I have loads of sketch books. (I am shopping my stash for this challenge!)

My personal rules: 

  • black/white
  • do 31 drawings in October

What I’m using.


  • Platinum Carbon Ink
  • Speedry Magic Colour Acrylic Ink
  • Higgins Eternal
  • Noodlers Ink Black


  • Kuratake zig mangaka flexible. fine
  • Tombow Calligraphy pen
  • Pilot Vpen (disposable fountain pen)
  • Tombow ABT. N15
  • Promarker lamp. black
  • Lamy Safari foundation pen (currently with noodlers black ink)

Dip Pens:

  • Various pen holder
  • Various nibs

Note: I taught a couple of sessions on calligraphy and my mum decided she didn’t want her nibs anymore which is why I have such an excess.. I needed. enough for 25 people to have one each.


  • Schmincke Aqua-glaze
  • QOR Synthetic Ox Gal
  • Frisk Artists Pink Mask
  • Windsor and Newton black watercolor. (It’s so old its not labeled with the exact colour)
  • Fine Tech. Pearl Colours The original
  • Wax candles. – for resist


  • Daler Rowney Bristol Board A3
  • Daler Rowney. Heavy Weight Cartridge A3

Sundries and the things I forgot earlier:

  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Pencils
  • Feather dip pen

And now to get cracking!


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