I have tried to complete Inktober, and I could barely get started. So now that I can say that I was able to do 24 days out of 31 is awesome.
(Before you check out the gallery below…sorry for the crap quality. I was taking photographs to share to my twitter, and I haven’t had time to scan them in.)
To limit myself, I chose to confine my drawings to an 8cm x 8xm square. It ended up being something like a graphic novel, albeit only loosely connected. From the very first day, I felt like I was following a story that was baked somewhere deep inside my mind. I started to enjoy walking that route; I was taken to monsters and magic and the occult…it was very me, while being something very new. What a joy! I am definitely writing and drawing at least a mini-comic based on my hooded friends.
Some of them came out better than others, with my favourites being days 2, 5, 7, 11, 16 and 18. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished in general, but with those days I felt so inspired – and I think it shows.
I highly recommend doing something like Inktober, even if you feel like a newb. Also, there is typically a challenge for anything creative – and if it doesn’t exist, you can certainly make it up.