Bruce Trail Sketches for #inktober 2015

More than year ago, my friend and brilliant illustrator Serena Chen, encouraged me to restart my drawing and sketching.  I had stopped ever since I was a child.  I had lived across the street from an artist who had been teaching my sister and I how to draw and sketch.  She eventually moved away and other distractions in life (i.e. the other gender, video games, computers, school) took precedence and I just never thought about it again.

Serena pointed out the Inktober initiative which I thought was brilliant so I leapt at the opportunity to focus and force myself to practice sketching again.  I’m still a long way from reclaiming my sketching skills but I am enjoying putting them to use as I’ve attempted to sketch a different part of the Bruce Trail (BT) for each day of October.  This is of course based on my own hiking experiences on the BT over the past year or two.

I’ve been posting them regularly on Instagram but in case you missed them, here is a glimpse of a few of my personal favourites:

Perspective and the fence was really the toughest part of this sketch but I loved the challenge.
Perspective and the fence was really the toughest part of this sketch but I loved the challenge.
This was by far the most popular sketch during inktober.  I loved it because of the texture of the tree but I imagine a lot of people had their own nostalgic thoughts about the sketch.
This was by far the most popular sketch during inktober.  I loved it because of the texture of the tree but I imagine a lot of people had their own nostalgic thoughts about the sketch.
I just thought this was sketch was a lot of fun and just out of the ordinary for a hiker to come across.
I just thought this was sketch was a lot of fun and just out of the ordinary for a hiker to come across.

You’ll may notice that my favourites don’t exactly include a lot of subject matter around trees.  Don’t get me wrong, I love that aspect of the Bruce Trail but it gets a little bland when I’m sketching trees all the time.  These are some of the most unique aspects of the Bruce Trail that I’ve encountered and have had the opportunity so far to sketch.

Come on over to the full gallery to see all my sketches for Inktober 2015. They are all of the Bruce Trail.

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Author: Ehren Cheung

An explorer of life and data. Reluctantly philosophical. A seeker of the ultimate cookie. Another tree-friendly soul with an affinity for hiking and sketching.

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