Inktober week 1

Hello all!

Who of you have been doing InkTober in the last week?

I managed to put out 5 drawings but on some days it’s hard to not bail out or make something fast and easy. I also discovered already that I tend to skip my own rule of “think before you draw” I talked about that in this blogpost about confidence. This can lead to some pretty boring stuff so I should make sure to watch out for that.

Anyway, here are the results so far:

Some warm up sketches of Robbie and Max. I had no pencil with me so the underdrawing is also in ink. Messed up a little with the anatomy, but I like the costume on Robbie specifically.

Costume design for Ivory.

My character Bern, I wanted to draw an action this time.


A drawing I referenced from Pinterest, but I can’t find the original source.
It’s a practise in inking “soft” textures like clouds and dust. Ink has full blown opacity when you’re drawing with a pen like I did. You get gradients by literally drawing them in with crosshatching or other kinds of texture. Also line weight plays a huge role.


This is the one from yesterday. A friendly sea dragon curious enough to make it close to the beach. Just a fun drawing to do.

Have you drawn anything for InkTober? Share the links to your work in the comments below!

See you next week!


  1. I especially like your sketch of the tornado thingy. I think you really nailed the clouds! And of course the sea dragon, he’s a cutie. 😀

    • pencilsandstories/Henrike Reply

      Thanks! Glad the textures came across nicely and yay for friendly sea dragons!

  2. All your inks are really good. I wish I could participate in Inktober but alas I am took busy. I’ll be a spectator this year and enjoy looking at all the great artwork.

    • pencilsandstories/Henrike Reply

      Thanks Tiffany! Too bad you can`t participate in Inktober, yeah, it`s a lot of work. There`s some amazing entries on Twitter already. A lot of of people seem to combine it with Sketchdailies too. Some awesome stuff there!

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