InkTober is an online, month-long event created by Jake Parker. It’s a drawing challenge to create one ink drawing a day for 31 days. It sounds easy, but it's not. It's hard to find the time to do 31 decent illustrations (to spare you from viewing total garbage). It's also tough to come up with 31 new ideas within 31 days. I wanted to take on the challenge for the practice of drawing under pressure, and to see what kinds of ideas this would generate. Sometime the most creative things happen when there is less time to edit.
What I found so far (only day 3 of the challenge) is that my illustrations have stated to get smaller in size. I found that if I drew on smaller pieces of paper it was less stressful, as it was faster to do. My illustrations started becoming looser, and less precious. They became more about the idea, rather than the end-product.
The illustration of the wishbone was also created for Illustration Friday, “Wish” theme. I wanted to create an image that spoke about a wishbone that had been snapped for good luck (a Euro-North American tradition - refer to the Wishbone). Unfortunately for this wishbone, his luck has run out, and he's wishing for happier days.
You can find all my online InkTober posts on Twitter (@patriciapinsk) and Facebook (Patricia Pinsk, Art) under #inktober from October 1-31. Thanks to Jake Parker for creating the InkTober challenge (31 drawings in ink for 31 days)!