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This is the last full week of Inktober 2017.  I’m not going to lie, I’m feeling tired.  I feel like I’m in a creative rut, I’m also experiencing serious self esteem issues.  I try new things, and when they don’t seem to work, I fall a little bit. It’s just the way it goes.  




Inktober 2017 Day 22 On the Trail by blackdaisies
Day 22 – “On the Trail”
Inktober 2017 Day 23 The Widow by Blackdaisies
Day 23 – “The Widow” (prompt: “juicy”)
Inktober 2017 Day 24 Fortune Teller by blackdaisies
Day 24 – “Fortune Teller” (prompt: “blind”)
Inktober 2017 Day 25 Alliance Gunship by blackdaisies
Day 25 -“Alliance Gunship” (prompt: “ship”)
Inktober 2017 Day 26 Miss Gulch by blackdaisies
Day 26 – “Miss Gulch” (prompt: squeak) from The Wizard of Oz
Inktober 2017 Day 27 Practice by blackdaisies
Day 27 – “Practice”
Inktober 2017 Day 28 The Horseman by blackdaisies
Day 28 “The Horseman” (prompt: “Fall”)


Admittedly, it’s all not that bad. My experiments with new tools or techniques or subject matters did help me to understand my weaknesses a little more, but I did feel like it was so much of a struggle and when I felt it failed, it did so spectacularly.  I keep looking over my drawings and seeing glaring mistakes. I post them anyway, because I’m trying to be honest with myself and my audience about my progress.  The small audience I have holds me accountable, even if it’s just in my head.

In this regard, Inktober has been a great success for me, not a failure. I tried, and I did it. I struggled, but I got there.  And I have some nice drawings to show for it. For example, I’m super happy with how “The Horseman” turned out.

What have I learned this time around? I learned a little bit about how to manipulate a Pentel Art Brush Pen.  I learned how relaxing drawing on paper actually is, and how I actually want to continue drawing on paper.  After these last three drawings, I’m definitely going to take a bit of a break for a while before I start on my next project (Christmas cards!).

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