Inktober 2017

It's been more than a year since I started this blog. Time for some actual content!

Inktober

I'm going to participate in Inktober this year, despite not being very good at this whole art thing. I know, I know, I'm over a week late to the party. Still, I need an excuse to draw more. I also need an excuse to post more art online. I rarely do this, because honestly my skill level is nowhere near where I want it to be.

Of course, my skill level is not where I want it to be, because I don't practice. I don't practice because I'm not motivated. I'm not motivated because I don't get any feedback. I don't get any feedback because I don't showcase my art. And I don't showcase my art because.... Well, it's a bit of a catch-22 situation.

So, my goal with this is not to produce beautiful art. It's to produce something, and post it online. To force myself to draw, and to give myself a baseline I can use to track my progress.

Other than that one time two weeks ago, I can't even remember the last time I truly sat down and did any form of art on actual paper... And I've never held an ink brush in my life, so let's see how this goes!

Rules

The official rules of Inktober are:

  1. Make a drawing in ink
  2. Post it online
  3. Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2017
  4. Repeat

Since I'm starting a bit late and inking itself is just incidental to my goals, I won't be following the vanilla rules. Instead, I've tweaked the rules a bit:

  1. Produce one inked drawing per day for the duration of October, on average
  2. November 1st is not a hard deadline
  3. Sketch a concept per day
  4. Ink when time allows
  5. Follow the official 2017 prompt list
  6. No theme; draw whatever
  7. Redoing a drawing before posting is only allowed if ruined beyond repair
  8. Rule 1 is a goal, not a criteria for success

Prompt list

Each item will turn into a link as it's completed and uploaded, which may not be in chronological order as I'm trying to catch up.

  1. Swift
  2. Divided
  3. Poison
  4. Underwater
  5. Long
  6. Sword
  7. Shy
  8. Crooked
  9. Screech
  10. Gigantic
  11. Run
  12. Shattered
  13. Teeming
  14. Fierce
  15. Mysterious
  16. Fat
  17. Graceful
  18. Filthy
  19. Cloud
  20. Deep
  21. Furious
  22. Trail
  23. Juicy
  24. Blind
  25. Ship
  26. Squeak
  27. Climb
  28. Fall
  29. United
  30. Found
  31. Mask

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