Arty Advent Day 4: My First Inktober

For December 1st-24th (and possibly a Christmas day bonus), I’ll be posting an art-related blog post every day.  If you visit my blog during this time, let me reassure you that I’m not just an art blog.  I do all the crafts.  You can look through my archives, or stay tuned for future posts, to see the other crafty things I get up to. 

This year I undertook my first Inktober.  For those who don’t know, Inktober was created by Jake Parker in 2009 and it’s a worldwide challenge where artists do one ink drawing a day for the month of October.  Over the years the rules have become more lax.  For a lot of people, Inktober just means doing an art piece – whether that’s ink or pencil or digital art or paint.  And in the last year or two there’s been a prompts list.

When I initially chose to do Inktober I didn’t plan on using the prompts.  I was still very much at the “I can draw monsters and nothing else” phase.  I wasn’t sure I could make things themed, or scenic.  But with some encouragement from my friends I decided I could look at the prompts and see if I could fit one or two of my monsters in.

I ended up getting all 31 to fit the prompts.  Some links are a wee bit tenuous, but they’re there.  I didn’t complete it in time… I finished on November 11th… but I did complete it and that’s a huge thing.  I definitely look forward to doing it again next year.

Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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