INKING IN OCTOBER: InkTober

I have decided to participate in this InkTober event in which artists submit a drawing each day of the month of October. I shall, however, only do it on every other day. Consequently I plan to produce an inked image on the odd numbered dates-1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th etc. That amounts to a potential 16 inkings over the period, if I manage to stay with it. These will be progressively posted here on my blog and dated. I shall also endeavour to add an image of the drawing implement(s) employed. I see this exercise as an opportunity to ‘warm up’ for issue 4 of my Blotting Paper artist book/comic that I am about to commence work on and also as an experimental image-making outlet. And I expect it shall be fun. 2014 UPDATE: A new different drawing added every odd numbered date of the month.

Ink drawing#1 with unipin 0.8 Fine Line for october 1st (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#1: Abstract landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line, for October 1st (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#2: Abstract landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line for October 3rd (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#2: Abstract landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line for October 3rd (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#3: Object landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line for October 3rd (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#3: Object landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line for October 5th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#4: Object landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line for October 7th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#4: Object landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line for October 7th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

unipin 0.8 Fine Line Black

uni pin 0.8 Fine Line Black

Switching back to abstraction but with the addition of some ghosting colour line.

Ink drawing#5: Abstract landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line plus Montana acrylic paint marker 2mm Shock Yellow for October 9th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#5: Abstract landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line plus Montana acrylic paint marker 2mm Shock Yellow for October 9th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#6: Abstract landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line plus Montana acrylic paint marker 2mm Shock Yellow for October 11th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#6: Abstract landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line plus Montana acrylic paint marker 2mm Shock Yellow for October 11th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Returning to the objective whilst retaining an element of abstraction and some acrylic colouring.

Ink drawing#7: Object landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line plus Montana acrylic paint marker 2mm Shock Yellow for October 13th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#7: Object landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line plus Montana acrylic paint marker 2mm Shock Yellow for October 13th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#8: Object landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line plus Montana acrylic paint markers 2mm Shock Yellow and Shock Green Light for October 15th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#8: Object landscape, with uni pin 0.8 Fine Line plus Montana acrylic paint markers 2mm Shock Yellow and Shock Green Light for October 15th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Montana acrylic paint marker series.

Montana acrylic paint marker series.

Midway through the month I have managed to maintain my planned participation of posting an ink image every other day and am now moving in the direction of making blind contour drawings of moving subjects.

Ink drawing#9: Contours of moving objects-football in the park, with Artline 1.0 ballpoint pen for October 17th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#9: Contours of moving subjects-football in the park, with Artline 1.0 Ballpoint Pen for October 17th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#10: Contours of moving subjects-cycling in the park, with Artline 1.0 ballpoint pen for October 19th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#10: Contours of moving subjects-cycling in the park, with Artline 1.0 ballpoint pen for October 19th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#11: Contours of moving subjects-anthropomorphic animal cosplay in the park, with Artline 1.0 ballpoint pen for October 21st (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#11: Contours of moving subjects-anthropomorphic animal cosplay in the park, with Artline 1.0 ballpoint pen for October 21st (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#12: Contours of moving subjects-community gardening in the park, with Artline 1.0 ballpoint pen for October 23rd (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing#12: Contours of moving subjects-community gardening in the park, with Artline 1.0 ballpoint pen for October 23rd (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Artline 1.0 ballpoint pen

Artline 1.0 Ballpoint Pen, Medium, Black

Returning to abstraction for the final four images and last week of the month I am switching to printmaking, exchanging the pen for a brush and using sumi ink to make monoprints.

Ink drawing(monoprint) #13: Abstract shape- with brush and sumi ink for October 25th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing(monoprint) #13: Abstract shape, with brush and sumi ink for October 25th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing(monoprint) #14: Abstract shape, with brush and sumi ink for October 27th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing(monoprint) #14: Abstract shape, with brush and sumi ink for October 27th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing(monoprint) #15: Abstract shape, with brush and sumi ink for October 29th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing(monoprint) #15: Abstract shape, with brush and sumi ink for October 29th (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing(monoprint) #16: Abstract shape, with brush and sumi ink for October 31st (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Ink drawing(monoprint) #16: Abstract shape, with brush and sumi ink for October 31st (© 2014 Michael Hill)

Brush and Sumi ink.

Japanese hake brush and Sumi ink.

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About Doctor Comics

Creator and former Director of the Master of Animation course at the University of Technology, Sydney, Michael Hill has a Master's degree in animation and a PhD in comics, prompting his introduction on ABC Radio as “Doctor Comics”. A member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Comic Art, the Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship and the Advisory Committee of the Q-Collection Comic Book Preservation Project, he has delivered public lectures on Anime and Manga and held academic directorships in Interdisciplinary Studies, Design and Visual Communication. Having donated his collection of research materials on Australian alternative comics to the National Library of Australia he is now active in the artistic domain and creating his own comic Blotting Paper.

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