in ntopaz •  2 months ago  (edited)

It's already started! The month of October has already begun and with it the Inktober has started, I think I don't need to say how excited I am about it, this is my second consecutive year participating in this great dynamic, where I test my imagination to capture a daily drawing based on just one word.

Don't you have the remotest idea what Inktober is and why it exists? Well here I leave the words of its organizer Jake Parker

Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

I created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

Read on at


  • Opaline Cardboard (A4)
  • Black ballpoint pen
  • Marker Black thick tip

-Step 1:

It's the first day, the theme for today is "ring", a lot of ideas went through my head regarding this word, I even thought to draw Gollum from Lord of the Rings, but I gave up because it was a very obvious idea (then I saw in Instagram that many made that drawing). I wanted my drawing to be original, after thinking so much, I decided that this drawing would be with flowers, but of course with rings and a nice Hummingbird.


-Step 2:

With the help of a pen I delineated the whole idea, fighting against my pulse that looks like a grandfather, I did well, although I didn't like the ring behind.


-Step 3:

It's time for black to do the magic, so I took a thick tip marker and proceeded to fill those big spaces that would be a solid black.


-Step 4:

For selvages and details use the pen again, taking care not to spread the ink with the palm of my hand, as it takes a few seconds to dry completely.


I'll leave you a little gif with the whole process in it, so you can better appreciate the step by step.


I hope you accompany me on this journey that just begins, tell me in the comments if you liked my interpretation for the theme of this first day.

Copyright @hadley4

Thank You for Supporting My Artwork


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really lovely! thank you for sharing! It is just wonderful. I use ball point pen myself...

The pen is fascinating, but I need practice with it, thank you for passing and admire my art.

It is lovely.
I love it. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks! <3

This is a really great entry. You should use the #creativecoin tag for you Inktober post and all of your creative posts, so that you can earn more rewards for your posts. CreativeCoin is one of the sponsors for the Inktober contest along with @ocd. Also, the #ocd-resteem tag is no longer being used, it is now just #oc.