My wonderful cover illustrator, Danielle English, has been doing Inktober for a couple of years, and this year I went and looked behind her fabulous drawings to discover what it’s all about.

Inktober is the A-Z Challenge of pen and ink drawing, the brainchild of Jake Parker.  Each October you are challenged to produce 31 sketches, one a day, or as he says, do one every other day for the half marathon, or one a week for the 5k event!

Since someone reminded me recently that I do chapter illustrations for my Princelings books, and I need to get on with Willoughby’s at the very least, I thought this would be a great spur to get them done.

You may have noticed that October started yesterday, so this is the first one I did…

white horse castle
White Horse Castle from the North


Watch for more on the Princelings Facebook page, Twitter, or my new Pinterest board for Inktober.


4 thoughts on “#Inktober

  • 2 October, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Hi Jemima – what a great idea for October – and also such a useful prompt for you with your illustrations … the castle looks just as it should do – would love to draw but am unable to … enjoy your postings … cheers Hilary

    • 2 October, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      I read a wonderful book by Bettina Edwards called Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain a long time ago – and I think I found it for kindle and downloaded it to read again. Her view is that everyone can draw – just some of us had our creativity stifled by teachers who required ‘their’ perfection as the standard.

      I can’t draw like other people can, but I think mine have their own special something. And I like the ones I do now better than the ones I did when I first started doing them! 🙂

  • 4 October, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Really nice drawing, Jemima. I’m looking forward to more!

    • 4 October, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      You can keep up with them on my Pinterest site, Noelle – click the link on the right underneath the Giveaway listing. 🙂

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