Inktober 2019


I am back with Inktober 2019, my second Inktober so far. Doing Inktober is always fun, but it is so fast paced and the challenge is to keep a steady pace throughout.

Something about sketching in ink, the simplicity of the black contrasting with the white makes me want to sketch more! I find ink sketching brings a lot of clarity and calm to my mind.

Every year, I look back at 31 days of Inktober, and I learn more about my style and where I want to take it next. I rediscovered my love for ink sketching, especially ancient architecture and moving forward, I will work more often in ink in addition to my ink and watercolor wash illustrations.

Stayed tuned for lots of ink sketches on architecture. Here are my sketches from Inktober 2019.

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University city – Brentwood

Sketching at Brentwood station. These block of colorful condo buildings at university city, are so prominent that they are visible from quiet a distance and help to orient you. I am curious why they are the only tall structures in this vicinity.

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San Francisco!

This post is long overdue! Finally posting pictures from my trip to San Francisco a couple of months ago. Sorry,I have not been posting frequently here. Trying to get back to sketching more and posting more often!

A couple of airport sketches at Calgary airport

Pier 43 1/2

Enjoying the lovely breeze and view from – Ferry Plaza Farmers market!

The busy and bustling corner at Fishermans Warf

Sketching the distant Alcatraz Island

Inktober 2018 is done!

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This is the first time I participated in the Inktober challenge and I should say, it was a real challenge finding the time to get a sketch done each day! For those of you who are not aware of this challenge, it is a full month of sketching with a goal to sketch everyday. Find out more about it at Inktober

Inktober definitely helped me tweak my inking skills and gave me an opportunity to do what I love!

I was pleasantly surprised to be one of the featured artists for my work during inktober. Thank you to Krista Stevens and CPD Custom Design for featuring and sharing my work “Precious”. You can read about my work at Totally drawn to Inktober

You can also follow my Inktober journey at suma_sketches on Instagram.

Here is my Inktober 2018 journey