Featured image of post Inka Dinka Drab

Inka Dinka Drab

I’m torn. Inking is fun, and I’ll get better with practice, but I feel like I’m sucking the spontaneity out of my sketches. My life drawing teacher mentioned that some particular artist (I have the memory of a 35-year-old) would sketch just the important points and curves of a figure, and then would connect those curves with swift, smooth strokes of ink instead of “chicken scratches.” So I think my next experiment will be to pencil by placing enough landmarks to ground my inking, but with enough gaps to allow me to feel a little more free with my hand.

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