Inktober 2019

Every year it sneaks up on me…

INKTOBER! Last year I did awesome. I actually completed all the challenge prompts. Did I do it well? Debatable. But I did push myself to make a daily practice. Inktober usually comes at the perfect time when I feel complacent in my studio practice. The daily challenges give me the needed jolt to shake up my work.

This year… I might have a bit more on my plate. I don’t know if I will be able to work on the challenge prompts, if at all. At best, I will be able to post daily updates on my comic inking. I am going to make my drawing students work on ink drawings all month, so we’ll see how that goes.

If I do have time, it will be to explore new programs.

I’ve been testing the new Adobe Fresco program, but would love to push myself more on it, especially with the different advantages that the sketch/pixel brushes versus the vector and live brushes. If I do make any successful ink images, then they would be ready to upload onto my Society6 page, which desperately needs an update.

Want to participate? There’s also more than just the Inktober prompts for October. There’s Drawtober and Mab’s Drawlloween Club as well as Month of Fear. Or you can just come up with your own daily challenge ideas. Some artists are focusing on personal studies and others are doing a month long project.

Want to see some of my past examples? I posted a bunch of them on instagram, but it would be easier to see my black and white digital art and sketchbook galleries on my portfolio page.

Happy inking!


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