Inktober Inspo!

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Inktober was started in 2009 by Jake Parker to challenge himself to improve his inking skills. The idea is to do a drawing in ink every day for the entire month of October. But that doesn’t mean you are stuck with using just pens to draw! You have the whole world of liquid inks available to you for your drawings. Here is some Inktober Inspo using Herbin inks!

Artist Sandra Strait (of Life Imitates Doodles) used Herbin inks Kyanite du Nepal and Cornaline d’Egypte for this piece:

Ink Drawing by Sandra Strait - Doodlewash

She did line work with pen then used Kyanite du Nepal over it for this one:

Patterns with ink and wash example

You can see more about how she did these pieces at this post.

Here’s another example of art with Kyanite du Nepal:

And here is another piece Sandra Strait did with Cornaline d’Egypte:

Here’s another piece with Cornaline d’Egypte showing the shading and shimmer of the ink:

You can see the extensive range of Herbin colors available in their 1798 inks, 1670 inks, and fountain pen inks.

And you’re not limited to just colored inks! There’s phosphorescent ink to make your art glow:

There’s pigmented metallic inks:

And even scented inks!

Most Herbin inks can be used in fountain pens, some are specifically for dip pens, or you can get creative with brushes, sponges, etc! See Jet Pen’s Comprehensive Guide to Herbin Inks to find the perfect ink for every purpose.

Let your imagination run wild throughout Inktober and beyond!

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