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Inktober 2018 — Building Habits as a Beginner Artist

The last time I attempted the Inktober challenge, I lasted about 5 days.

The year before that?


This year, I’m determined to create a piece of art every single day for the entire month—something that I’ve yet to accomplish since beginning my art journey 2 years ago.

It sounds like a simple challenge; create one ink piece of art each day for the month of October. Easy peasy. . . right?

Wrong. If you’re a full-time worker or student, man is it hard to keep up. Aside from working a 9-to-6 job, I have D&D sessions, salsa classes, yoga classes, art workshops, and I’m sorta training for a half marathon. So every weekday after work, I have some sort of activity that I’m rushing to (know that I somehow manage to show up late to about 80% of these..).

Jake Parker's prompt list for Inktober 2018
Jake Parker’s prompt list for Inktober 2018

Despite being swamped, I’ve been hanging in there. I’m determined to see this year’s Inktober challenge through until it’s (bitter?) end.

Rather than sticking to Jake Parker‘s prompt list—the illustrator responsible for this glorious challenge—I’m instead drawing the highlight of my days. And I’m also constantly revising my pieces before committing to ink, rather than drawing everything in one shot,

Here are some of my embarrassing first attempts at sketching out my Inktober illustrations:

Haha oh man, the remainder of Inktober 2018 is going to be interesting..

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