My InkTober Project | Day 1 – 10

inktober-mini-portraits-inspiring-women-frida-kahloWhen October arrived, I jumped to join InkTober where artists all over the world take on a drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day in the entire month. Rather than following an official prompt list, I decided to do mini portraits of inspiring women.


At the start of the challenge, I was a bit disappointed how my portraits turned out – I thought they could be better but I then realised that what matters the most is subject, the meaning of these illustrations, rather than how good they are. The fact that I am having a lot of fun doing this project and practising with portrait drawing also matters.

I’ve shared pictures over at my Instagram under this hashtag #ksminiportraits and I love looking through #inktober2016 to see what others are up to. In my next post, I will share more of my portraits and some of my favourite InkTober artists!

See part two here.

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19 comments on “My InkTober Project | Day 1 – 10

  1. Rae

    What a lovely think to partake in and I love these pieces so much. You have a lovely drawing style and I also love the fact that I can tell who all these women are. You are very talented!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    1. Katrina Post author

      Thank you for your lovely lovely words! I am so pleased with this project and that many liked it :)

  2. candace


    theses drawings are absolutely amazing. I love them all. I am in the process of trying to do more “digital drawings”. It’s new to me because I mostly do traditional art and an occasional watercolouring. Your drawings (continue) to inspire me :) thank you.
    have a good evening.


    1. Katrina Post author

      Thank you so much! They were not drawn digitally – I drew them with fine liner and then scanned them into my computer. I am forever tempted to get myself an iPad pro and apple pencil but I feel traditional art suits me more! Maybe one day when I can afford them.

  3. Fiona

    Oh they look so great together and you can easily see with your beautiful simple lines who each one is :) :) Still impressed at your level of productivity too!

    1. Katrina Post author

      You are one of people that has been very supportive and it means a lot to me. Thank you Erin <3

  4. Jim Colquhoun

    Lovely line drawings, shame about the inclusion of Princess Di and Mother Theresa though, the former famous for being privileged and damaged, the latter for hobnobbing with fascists and allowing her charges to die in agony . . .

    1. Katrina Post author

      Thank you, Jim! Well, I included them for their charitable works, which are great things. I actually met Princess Diana in real life and she learnt sign language beforehand so she could communicate with me. This project is personal, I guess!

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