Inktober is an annual international fun challenge for whomever cares to participate. The Inktober organisers post a list of numbered daily ideas for ‘inspiration’ for each day of the month of October, and respondents are then invited to post one original pen and ink piece per day, based on that ‘inspiration’ , on their favourite pen and ink site.
It’s fun and quite challenging. Herewith another example that I I have submitted for Inktober 2017
Inktober Challenge ‘Poison’.
‘Pois on Ivy’ (My interpretation of the word ‘Poison’).
Technical Details: Staedtler 0.05, o.1 and 0.2 nib black-ink pens on 80gsm A4 paper.
Dimensions: 7 in. x 5 in.
This was a fun ‘play on words’ in response to my (Polynesian) Wife’s suggestion.
Note: ‘The traditional poi (light ball made of raupo – swamp plant – attached to a flax rope, which can be either long or short) was used in Māori action songs and dances.’(1) .
(1) [n.a.], Traditional Maori Sports and Games’ [online], New Zealand in History, <http://history-nz.org/poi.html> [accessed 3 October 2017].