Inktober 2017 – Week Four
This is the last full week of Inktober 2017.Â I’m not going to lie, I’m feeling tired.Â I feel like I’m in a creative rut, I’m also experiencing serious self esteem issues.Â I try new things, and when they don’t seem to work, I fall a little bit. It’s just the way it goes.Â Â
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.Â 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.Â 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.Â 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.Â I learned how relaxing drawing on paper actually is, and how I actually want to continue drawing on paper.Â 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!).