Inktober 2018

This year I took on Inktober, an annual art challenge throughout the month of October (original concept by Jake Parker) where creatives from all over the world push themselves to create a new piece of art every single day. I tried this last year and failed miserably after day 2 (in my defence I was on holiday and despite taking drawing stuff with me, it just wasn't happening!) and I remember trying it the year before but not getting very far either. However, 2018 was the year that I totally smashed 31 days of drawing and I thought I'd share some of my favourite entries in a short blog post.



The main thing I discovered about myself during this challenge was that I've been 100% converted to digital art and feel so addicted to drawing animals now. I really miss not having something to focus on drawing each and every day however I have enjoyed the past couple of days not having that pressure to complete something which has been nice. I've been catching up on some other things but can't wait to sit down this evening to create another new Christmas design!

This handsome chap was my absolute favourite piece from the entire month and I've been a busy bee turning him into Christmas cards which has been really fun and I love that I'm able to use these designs in the shop and not just for Inktober. I did notice that some of the prompts that I was dreading were actually the ones I enjoyed the most and I've popped them below so you can see.
The prompt list I stuck to was by @adelaydeart over on Instagram but you can choose any of the thousands of prompt lists created by other artists or there's nothing stopping you from creating your own which is something I might do next year! I really enjoyed the challenge and feel so motivated to draw a hell of a lot more and experiment with even more animals!

Thanks for reading,



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