Ah yes, the wonderful Inktober event for artists. It’s something I’ve been wanting to tackle, yet it’s difficult to tackle when one only remembers the event at the end of October thinking the event is in November. For the first year I actually remembered Inktober starts October 1st. The result was a successful conclusion and completion of all thirty-one days. Yes, I highly recommend participating.
All the works were created using ordinary ink pens and paper. For some I underlined, some freehand, and some I worked out problems with several sketches before creating the finished one. Some were created in five minutes, others in six hours. All of them were upload to Instagram in a whiny subconscious complaint of, “It’s not finished! Ah well, there’s always Slowvember.” Overall I learned many different things participating in Inktober, which could only be learned by participating. No regrets.
As far as Slowvember went, I am late to that party. My life changed significantly immediately after Inktober ended, leaving Slowvember to be delayed by two months. The three colour illustrations on this page are Slowvember inspired colour rendered works, in January.
Taking on Inktober I decided to tackle it casually rather than being strict. Loose sketches, imperfect, unpolished, not time consuming, fun, and overall just freedom. All of Inktober 2017 and my other sketches and paintings can be seen on my Instagram page here. As for the future, I’m looking forward to seeing everything happen during the next Inktober in 2018. Remember self, it’s in October.
– Tara Crowley
The Inktober prompts for future and past years can be found at the Inktober creator’s page, Jake Parker.