Inktober Day 1 – Ring

October has come around fast this year, though it’s hard to tell with the stores setting up their Christmas displays. For me though, October is all about Halloween and fall. For artists now, October has a new meaning, Inktober.

It’s a daily challenge drawing with ink, digital or the old-fashioned way. Now I have tried to finish the challenge before, but life tends to get in the way, and next thing you know you are way behind. This year I plan on finishing.

I have chosen a theme of Ireland, well, because I’m here and there are so many interesting things to draw. Castles, ruins, Dolmans, pubs, manor houses and landscapes. My goal is to fit it all on one page, following the official Inktober prompt list.

So, with that being said, here is my first entry. The word is Ring, which is an easy one in a country that has so many ring forts. I chose Cahergal Ring it stone fort, a spot on the ring of Kerry I have visited twice.

Cahergal stone fort was built in 600 ADS, so pretty old. The wall is 18 to 20 feet high, and about ten feet thick, of dry laid stones. The outside is as smooth as a stone wall can be, but inside has stairs and ramps going up it. Inside is a mini ring fort. This is a beautiful location and lots of fun to check out.

Here is a link to a great 360 view and description of the fort if you want to learn more.

Cahergal Ring Fort


Day One is off the books, Day Two looks like a trip to Carlow!


Inktober Prompt List by Jake Parker

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4 responses to “Inktober Day 1 – Ring

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