This is Cilia from Sktchy for day 18 of Inktober. I feel like my ballpoint pen portraits are most successful when I succeed in getting a real lightness of touch with my pen strokes and can build up some colour through very light layers like I’ve managed to do here. This portrait tells me that I’m beginning to make some progress now and I’m happy that I stuck with ballpoints for this inktober.
Keeping it simple with today’s ballpoint pen drawing of Eugene from a Sktchy for day 17 of Inktober.
This is Farimah from Sktchy for day 16 of Inktober. I’ve been sick the past 10 days or so with some kind of bug (not COVID, I’ve had a negative test) so doing anything feels like very hard work. I’m still remote working and plugging away at my portraits in between work meetings but the last couple of days I’ve been feeling really unwell so I’m happy just to get something done.
This is Liberty from Sktchy for day 15 of Inktober. I made it to the halfway mark and I think this is my favourite of the inktober portraits I’ve drawn so far this year.
This is Yuko from Sktchy for day 14 of Inktober – at least it’s meant to be her but I totally lost her likeness! So I uploaded the portrait to my iPad and played with it to try to improve it, which it did, but it still doesn’t look like her 😂
This is Nathan from Sktchy for day 13 of Inktober.
This is Saba from Sktchy for day 12 of Inktober 2020.
This is Gravity from Sktchy for day 11 of October and I had a lot of fun drawing it!
This is Abby for Day 10 of Inktober.
This is Reihan from Sktchy for day 9 of Inktober. Her inspiration photo reminds me so much of the Mona Lisa and I was trying to reflect just a hint of that in my portrait.