Today, I didn’t think twice about what to draw for today’s Inktober piece., I picked a Christmas ornament. Well, actually, I kinda toyed with the idea of drawing a Japanese Mon, it’s not exactly an ornament. I’ll see if one could fit another prompt later this month – otherwise, it could be a good idea to give it a try anyway one of those days.
So, a Christmas ornament it is:
And I decided to use the occasion to try shading a different way from the usual (i.e. not through hatching).
First, I did some shading with pencils (and with the help of a couple of Youtube tutorials):
And then, instead of the usual hatching with my regular pens, I tried with gray and black ink:
Hmmm… It could be better, much much better.
I think I will go back to hatching.
We’ll see what tomorrow brings us.