I’m in the second week of Inktober, and it’s in full swing. I’ve observed elsewhere that leading up to this month, the idea of participating in Inktober was intimidating to me. The challenge is to create 31 drawings… in ink. I’m a digital artist, it’s the medium I know, love, and am used to. Breaking out of that is a big challenge to me, I’m sure I’ve said this before.
Inktober 2017 is looking amazing this year, with over a million posts shared so far according to the founder of the challenge, Jake Parker. I’m glad to be participating this year.
As I’ve said before, Inktober gives me an excuse to break out of digital art for a month and use traditional tools like pencils, paper and ink. In 2015, when I last participated, I had a small sketch book, a few micron pens and would just draw fan art on the couch. Read more
I participated in Inktober in 2015, and it was a challenge. Inktober is a drawing challenge where you draw one ink drawing for 31 days this month. Trying to decide what to draw every evening was difficult enough, and then I had to draw with actual ink on actual paper. As you could see, this is intimidating to me. It still is, so I decided to take on the Inktober 2017.
I hate leaving artwork unfinished. I hate spending any amount of time on anything just to scrap it. It feels like it was a waste of time, and worse, because it doesn’t look the way that you want, that I’ve failed as an artist. This is sometimes how art blocks happen.
My Sims fan art currently has over 2k likes and 400 retweets on Twitter. For one who’s generally really happy to get maybe 5 likes from people who follow me, this is very new to me, and I’m very honoured.
Here’s a short compilation of the digital art resources I use to create my artwork. Most of these resources are inexpensive or free, for artists that may not have the means to purchase everything the art business throws at them. Remember, you can draw with a standard office HB pencil on the back of an envelope, it’s still art. Read more