“Inktober”, Part 1

“What is Inktober?” you may ask…

ink pensFor the longest time, I wasn’t too sure myself. I did know it had to do with drawing one picture in ink (hence the name) every day for the entire month of October. Inktober is a fun challenge for all types of artists, so this month I got inspired to try it myself.Inktober listIf you look up www.inktober.com you will find that a man named Jake Parker started the tradition as a way to get more practice with pen and ink drawing. Each year he publishes a list of prompts, but you can also make up your own. Then artists all over the world take part in drawing and posting their Inktober works. I decided to go by his list since this is my first time doing it.poisonousThat being said, I didn’t start until the third, so I was already three days behind. I didn’t have 31 pages left in my small notebook, due to pages being reserved for the rest of my ABC Animals. So I decided to make my Inktober drawings small enough to fit two on each page, and since they’d be small, they  shouldn’t take that long to draw. Did I mention I was already three days behind? Okay, I thought so.roastedAs you can probably tell, I decided to go with whimsical for my Inktober drawings. chickenNow, today is the ninth, and I had still only done the first four days. So tonight I caught up by doing chicken, drooling, exhausted, star, precious, and flowing.  exhausted 2Okay, I know I kind of cheated on “exhausted”, but that’s the image that came to my mind.  I didn’t think I would be too successful trying to illustrate the true sense of the word.  (And yes, that’s just one of the many advantages of being whimsical!)preciousAnd…as an added bonus, having made it to “flowing”, I’m now one day ahead!

Yay! My first Inktober, a third of the way done!

Stay tuned for Inktober, Part 2, which most likely won’t be for another ten days…