Sunday, September 12, 2021

Pen & Ink Toolbox for InkTober

Start the InkTober challenge with the Art Verve this October, we'll review the tools and show you some easy steps to get you up and running in no time! InkTober was created by artist Jake Parker, which focuses on improving skills and developing positive drawing habits. Anyone participating creates an ink drawing and it does not have to be a masterpiece, although you may see some on social media this October, with the hashtag #inktober.

Pen & ink is perfect for sketching on the go! You'll find it's medium worth getting to know. It dries quickly and won't smudge however once that mark is made, it will not budge. Switch to a brush and draw like a painter, work through the October/Inktober challenge as if it's a no-brainer. Practice with the guidance you seek, as you learn a whole variety of inking tools amp; techniques. Whether you are a novice or an established inker, you may find out that you're intrigued by InkTober practice hook line and sinker. During this class, you will have access to supplies you need, and by the end, you may even feel as if your InkTober practice will succeed!

Christy Olsen
Christy Olsen

Christy Olsen is a third-generation fine artist and painter. A lot of her free time is dedicated to practicing the visual arts within a community setting in all mediums. She loves to share information with others and has an enthusiastic approach to learning. She watched her mother teach visual art classes to adults at an early age and witnessed the long-lasting positive impact first hand that those classes had on their skills. She believes that drawing or painting is borne not of any particular innate ability, but of practice and anyone can develop these skills.