“Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.”
I’m a late bloomer when it comes to drawing. To tell you the truth I’m comfortable with the hand drawn icons, although there are still some topics that literary scare me. Hands, and people for starters. I wish I had the time to practice more complex illustration. Therefore, when I found about Inktober I got really excited. If you don’t know what Inktober is, please visit Jake’s Parker website.
You see, the thing with self made challenges is that unconsciously you will pick things that you feel comfortable to do, that you are sure that you will be able to create without a hustle. And that defeat the purpose of deliberate practice. Because if you stay inside of your comfort zone, you have nothing that challenges you. So naturally you have a limited room to grow and don’t practice the things that you should.
But with Inktober you have a list of prompt words that you need to stick to, and that’s a game changer. All you need to do is to pick up an ink liner and start drawing.
I don’t have a lot of time so I decided keep my illustrations in a 5x5cm box. That size was so small that I would feel ashamed not to draw every day. I’m sure you know it too, every task is easier if you split it into bite size chunks. 🙂
So here it goes – my Inktober of 2017.
ps. And how about you? Did you finished your Inktober?
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