Vampire Sarp

Hooray! I made it all the way through Inktober without missing a day! This is Sarp from Sktchy for day 31 which is, of course, Halloween. I’ve had a lot of fun using my Bic pens all month but I’m looking forward to using all my other art materials again from tomorrow!


This is Taha from Sktchy for day 30 of Inktober. I had planned to work this portrait in colour but I always start with a first layer in blue, establishing where the shadows are, and when I reached this point in the portrait I liked it so much that I decided to stop here.


This is Abolfazi from Sktchy. The inspiration photo for this portrait is so serene and I’m very happy that I managed to capture some of that serenity in this drawing.

It’s now the 23rd day of Inktober and, as every day this Inktober, I drew this with Bic 4 colour ballpoint pens in a Life Noble Note Plain notebook.


I’ve run out of time to finish this and I’d rather post a half-finished portrait than start falling behind on Day 2 of Inktober! So this is what my ballpoint portraits look like at around the halfway point.

This is Sydney from Sktchy drawn with Bic 4-colour ballpoint pens in a Life Noble Note Plain notebook.


I’m planning on trying to keep up with Inktober 2020 and drawing a portrait a day with ballpoint pens. I’m not following the prompts – I’ve done that in the past but I just don’t have the time this year to spend hours looking for inspirations to fit the prompts. So I’m just going to draw portraits that appeal to me. So for Day 1 I’ve drawn Sktchy muse Chad.


This is a little ballpoint pen practice in my pocket Moleskine. It’s also an entry into this week’s Old School Sktchy wax challenge for Halloween. And, of course, it’s a portrait of the very lovely Scout Penelope, the absolute best child muse on Sktchy.