Overgrown Forest for Inktober

Artwork – Cuttlelola Dotspen on Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Postcards

Have you been entering the Zebra Pen Zensations Challenge for a chance to win a Zebra Pens prize package worth $250? If not, be sure to scroll down to read all about it!

I love stippling – the method of drawing with dots, but it’s hard on the wrist and takes so much time. There is an electric pen, the Cuttlelola dots pen – with a nib that moves up and down – you draw, just as you would with a regular pen but the line comes out in dots.

Back in 2016, I wrote a review of the pen. The pens are fragile, and mine died less than a year after I got it. Recently, my friend Alice Hendon sent me another one. Thank you, thank you, Alice!

  • Official Inktober Prompt: Overgrown
  • Doodlewash Prompt: Forest

Today is the 14th day of Inktober, where anyone who is interested is challenged to do an ink drawing every day!

The official Inktober Prompt List.

And the Doodlewash prompt list for the month.

Zebra Pen is joining the fun with a month-long challenge, giving you the chance to win $250 dollars worth of pen products! Just follow zebrapen_us and zebrapen_canada on Instagram, and when you post your Inktober drawing there, use the hashtags #zensationschallenge #Inktober2019 and #Inktober.

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

10 thoughts on “Overgrown Forest for Inktober

  1. Excellent drawing and review! The technique is perfect for the theme of “overgrown” because the marks are active and small. Together, they create the forms beautifully, yet, I still feel the tension of the busyness that overgrowth creates. Still neat and tidy! Have a great week, Sandra!

  2. Lovely drawing!…and what a neat pen ~ stippling and/or pointillism can be tiring, so this might keep you from getting carpel tunnel! 🙂

  3. Great use of stippling technique. We were required to stipple all specimen drawings in high school bio and chem class – I never knew why (still don’t) but I loved the process and the result.

    1. That’s interesting. The reason I can think of to require stippling for specimen drawings would be because it slows you down and makes you recreate the specimen tiny detail by tiny detail. You are also less likely to get your darker values too soon, which can be difficult to correct. I’ll have to go googling and see if I can find a stated reason.

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