Inktober 2017

So far, Inktober 2017 is going GREAT! This year I decided to go really simple with supplies and just use ballpoint pen. I’m drawing portraits of tattooed people (because I loved the idea of drawing INKed people for INKtober). I rarely draw men and wanted to get some practice in so I’m making sure at least half of my portraits are of dudes.

I am absolutely loving drawing these portraits! Ballpoint pen is so much fun. It’s simple, but very versatile and allows you to get a lot of different line weights and tones with just one pen. Here are the first eight days of portraits.

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Some of these portraits are special – they are of my Patrons! I’m drawing a portrait of each of my lovely Patrons (who granted permission of course) and giving them some rad new tattoos. I knew I wanted to include my Patrons in Inktober somehow, and I’m so glad that they’ve all been pleased with the portraits so far!

I haven’t decided if I’ll post another Inktober update this month, but I’ll definitely be posting an Inktober wrap-up at the end of the month. For now, be sure to follow me on Instagram to see my daily Inktober drawings!

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  • I’m admiring your art daily, these portraits look amazing!!! I’m treasuring the Harry Potter ones you’ve sent me a couple of years ago 😍

    • Kay

      Thanks so much Alice!! <3 <3

  • I’ve been loving your inktober posts! The portraits you’ve done so far are incredible!

    • Kay

      Thank you so much Kristin! I’m really loving both the project, and pen portraits.

  • I’ve been enjoying your mare inktober portraits a lot. Great job!

    • Kay

      Thanks so much!

  • I love your theme this year! SO badass 🙂

    • Kay

      Thanks Natalie! <3

  • B.

    I’ve been LOVING your series! I love how different it is from most.

    • Kay

      Thanks so much Barb!

  • These look so amazing! I love it when one pops up on my Instagram feed.

    • Kay

      Thanks so much Lyn!

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