Inktober Word

Discovering Art


Week 2 [Inktober Cat]
Week 1 [Inktober Horse]
“Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week.” Rules

The plan was to have the I slanting down, the K slanting up, with the N criss-crossed in the middle. Then I drew the lines the wrong way on the I and had to adapt. When I tried to make another one, the outlines of the letters never got right. I am trying to envision the result as a happy little tree.

Pen: Zebra fountain pen. Is there a better celebration of ink that the fountain pen? These Zebra pens are disposable, which is not environmental but so convenient. A gateway to real, i.e. refillable, fountain pens.
Paper: Canson Mix Media, spiral bound, 98 lb
Digitization: cell phone camera
Post-production: resized, border, & watermark in GIMP
Retouching: None.
Speaking of words, I have found a new way to describe my approach to Inktober. Fun Art. This concept comes courtesy of the post Not Fine Art…But Fun Art by Artistcoveries: Discovering the joy of art. The concept is self-evident. As the author says, “I’m going for entertainment, amusement, and enjoyment.” Sounds good to me.

This is not an excuse for my poor draftsmanship, or at least not just an excuse. In the post, another speaker says, “We can’t get too crafty.” If there is a divide between fine art and craft, I come down with solid thud on the craft side. Craft can be both useful and beautiful. Fine art is … Well, the nature of art, the relationship between art and craft, and my feelings on same is a ponderment for another day.


Fun Art.


Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

5 thoughts on “Inktober Word

  1. Yes, art can be — and should be — fun. Especially Inktober! I’m doing a silly little Inktober project and having lots of fun with it. There’s a place for the “serious” sort of “fine art” — but I don’t want to take myself too seriously. As my husband often says, “If it’s not fun, don’t do it.”

  2. “a very graphic novel typeface thing going on” That would make sense, given the number of GNs I consume.

    ““If it’s not fun, don’t do it.” True of so many things.

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