Inktober 2021- A Time to Play


Welcome to the first installment of Inktober 2021 pieces of art. I am using a new sketchbook and it is interesting to use. Since I am using Marker(Alcohol based Ohuhu Markers) I thought I would get marker paper and if you are familiar with those types Markers you know they bleed through pretty much every type of paper. It means you can’t use the other side of the paper and sometimes it means that you can’t use the next page either. Even when you get marker paper you can’t use the other side because it has a coating on the back.

One day as I was watching a Youtube video the artist (can’t remember who) talked about a RENDR (not a spelling mistake) sketchbook. A marker paper sketchbook where you can DRAW on both sides!!!!


When I got it I immediately tested it out and sure enough- I colored on both sides of the first page pretty heavy handed I might add- and I couldn’t see anything through the page! I was so excited! I have picked it up a a few rimes and doodled but I knew I was going to be using it for inktober.

The Learning curve

I have never used marker paper before I only used markers on heavy yardstick or on regular sketchbook paper with either plastic sheet bind it or plastic shelf paper (you know the type you can laminate with.) stuck to the back of the page. And they both work. I will still plan on using these techniques.

The difference between card stock and The RENDR sketchbook is HUGE I’m used to the ink soaking into the paper while using yardstick or regular sketch paper- when I started using the RENDR sketchbook the ink kinda just sat on top of the paper and the ink looked more streaky than the normal paper.

So I had to learn to work with that. I couldn’t get a smooth transition so instead of getting annoyed I decided to use it as texture. AND I”M LOVING IT. It’s not necessarily my favorite but after some practice I am getting used to it!! I am really enjoying playing with the textures I am getting. It’s not perfect but I am completely self taught so there’s that learning curve too.

The first 3 pictures

Day 1 Crystal-I have staked this one a bit

Day 2- Suit

Fay 3 Vessel (as in a water vessel like mentioned in the Bible)

In as much as I am working on my maker skills I am also building on my muscle memory and drawing skills. So I know these aren’t perfect but I have come such a long way since I first started doing this challenge.

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