Holy cow, I completed Inktober for the second year in a row! Being the major procrastinator that I am, I’m actually rather pleased with myself. 😁💪
Last year I did Inktober with Drawlloween prompts, but I decided not to do any prompts this time.
I knew I would have less time this year as we would travel to Copenhagen, and then we had plans to visit my (divorced, so two different trips) parents and have Markus’s parents come up to visit us. And I had that neverending cold, which by now is finally over.
Because of all that, I didn’t want to have any restrictions but rather be free to do as I pleased.
The tools were the same as last time though.
I still have the same book I used last year and decided to continue with it (I’m even reusing the same photo of it). The paper is a bit yellow and soft so the ink bleeds a little, but it’s a pretty book and I want to use it.
After counting the pages it seems I have two more years worth of space left. I hope I get to finish not only Inktober for 2 more years but to completely fill the book as well!
A selection of drawings
My top favs this year is the GW2 raptor mount because it’s funny, and the water horse/Kelpie because it’s a good subject. I’m tempted to make a full-size coloured version of the water horse.
Another I really like is the Erumpent from the Fantastic Beasts movie. She turned out simple but super cute. ☺ She would look great as pixel art too. I haven’t pixeled anything in forever, so we’ll see if I get around to it.
I actually think I did better this year regarding the quality of the drawings. Looking through them it is obvious that some are a bit more rushed or uninspired, but overall it looks slightly better. Or maybe I just had fewer fuck-it-I-give-up days?
Not having a theme was both a blessing and a curse, but mostly a blessing. It’s probably part of the reason why I did better drawings this year. But at the same time, I had lots of days when I stared at the blank page not knowing what to do. Those days having a theme or a prompt would have helped.
It seems that the brain likes to make up themes anyway though. I had lots of little “mini-series” going on. Like 3 different birds, 3 magical equines, 2 elves etc…
Inktober was just as fun this time. It’s a bit of a pain when you’re stressed or tired or don’t feel very creative, but it’s so worth it. If you’re even a tiny bit into art, I can wholeheartedly recommend participating! :D