I am not going to lie I am quite happy Inktober is over now. I did find my love for drawing back. But with school I sometimes had some trouble finding the time. I already
expected this when I started. This was the reason that I made doodles instead of full drawing.
What I learned from this.
I found my love for drawing back. I had not drawn for a few months. So it was really nice to start making little drawings again.
But I realised that I like to make quick drawings. Draw an avocado on toast, a ghost and special love for faces. I really love drawing faces as you might have seen by now.
But I am happy I did it. Which is the most important thing.
This week I found out that I do prefer a pencil over the ink. Not to erase but to make the lines softer. If I had used different ink and different way to apply that ink I would have been able to make the lines softer. But I did not do that.
The thing I liked about using a pen for inktober was that I always had one around. And it is really easy to use. But with a pencil, I smudge out some of the lines with my finger. This makes the lines softer. Sometimes that gives a different feel to a drawing or doodle.
Last week I really fell back in love with drawing. Or so I thought. I realised that I like to make a quick drawing. Or at least most of the time. I still like making a portrait once in a while. But that always take 8+ hours. Sometimes you just need a quick fix. So a doodle will do just fine. Than expectations are not so high. Than it is fine if you mess up.
I did not put the pressure on myself to make perfect drawings every day. This is why some of the drawings are not as good as others. A moment ago I was sitting at the table finishing the last drawing. The realisation came to me that I really enjoyed the process of it.
For the first time in the past few months, I really want to draw again. And I do not mean doodles I mean a proper good portrait of someone.