In the past couple of years October has become the drawing month of the year. I think thing started with the Big Draw event, but on social media too it became the month of drawing and pushing your creative skills. On of the challenges you can find on Instagram is InkTober. I’ve tried finishing this 31 days of drawing challenge a couple of times, but it never worked out. Until this year’s edition!
I decided to start with very low expectations and just wanted to draw a pattern a day. Keeping things light and easy. One pattern a day became 8 patterns on the first day. Apparently I was really excited about my low pressure approach. After a week of drawing patterns and seeing a lot of witches pop up in people’s InkTober feeds, I tried my hand at more witchy things. And from there I was really set to make a daily sketch and ink it in.
If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen a lot of these drawings already, but if you missed some (or you don’t follow me yet on Instagram), I’ve made a little GIF with all of my patterns and illustrations. (If you don’t know what InkTober is, check inventor mr Jake Parker’s page for all info)
Apart from the last week, where life handed me some lemons, things went really smooth! I had a harder time uploading all my drawings to Instagram than actually making them. The InkTober challenge also made me love using ink and brush pens a lot more than I did before. A black and white inked drawing has something to it. I’d like to do another drawing challenge soon (because now I know I can finish them 😉 ) and I think it would be awesome to learn more about using ink and ink washes and maybe even add some colour to the drawings.
Did you take part in InkTober (or one of the other challenge that were running at the same time)?