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.