Inktober 2016

For the past few years, I have been participating in the annual illustration challenge Inktober, where artists post their artwork created with pen and ink over various social media platforms during the month of October. (Learn more at the official website This year, I chose to focus on using ink, brushes, and markers to create brush lettering and calligraphy, something I've been interested in recently. I haven't had the time to work on it every day this month, but I try to practice as much as I can. And, of course, I plan to continue with it even after the month is over. I am absolutely mesmerized by some of the videos I have seen online of expert letterers. They certainly make it look easier than it actually is! Anyway, below are some of the results of my practice.