Inktober 2018

My art and thoughts from my second time participating in the month-long challenge

Hooray, I just finished the Inktober challenge this year. I drew a different illustration each day in ink based on the prompts provided by the challenge. I also made each illustration space themed since I’ve been working on a sci-fi comic.

Last year I didn’t follow the prompts which made it difficult to figure out what to illustration. I’m glad I stuck with ’em this year.

Here are some of my favorite illustrations from the challenge:

Inktober 2018 - Day 02 Tranquil
Day 02 – Tranquil
Inktober 2018 - Day 03 Roasted
Day 03 – Roasted
Inktober 2018 - Day 08 Star
Day 08 – Star
Inktober 2018 - Day 09 Precious
Day 09 – Precious
Inktober 2018 - Day 14 Clock
Day 14 – Clock
Inktober 2018 - Day 15 Weak
Day 15 – Weak
Inktober 2018 - Day 19 Scorched
Day 19 – Scorched
Inktober 2018 - Day 26 Stretch
Day 26 – Stretch
Inktober 2018 - Day 29 Double
Day 30 – Double
Inktober 2018 - Day 31 Slice
Day 31 – Slice

Finally, here are the prompts:

Inktober 2018 Prompt List
The official Inktober 2018 prompts

I had a blast adapting each prompt. Inktober was a fun way to start each day. Participating in Inktober again builds my confidence because I can pretty clearly see how I’ve grown as an artist since last year. I’ve still got a lot to learn, but I’m getting better and truly enjoying it.

I put all of the illustrations together into a PDF if you want to check them all out.

Q1 2018 Sketchbook

Sketches, doodles, and illustrations from the last three months

Every three months I’m going to put together a collection of my favorite drawings, doodles, and illustrations. Here’s what I’ve got for the first quarter of the year. (Wow, I can’t believe it’s already April!)

My Favorite Pieces from 2017

Comic and illustration highlights from last year

At the end of each year, I’m going to put together a journal entry of my favorite illustrations and comics that I made throughout the year. What follows are my highlights from 2017. I’m just starting out and only have four months to pull from, so I’m not overly confident with my ability. Nonetheless, here they are!

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Inktober 2017

All of my drawings from the month, plus my thoughts on the challenge.

I participated in Inktober this past October. Inktober is a monthly challenge where you create and share an illustration made with ink every day throughout the month of October. I shifted my creative focus to drawing in September, so I thought it would be a great way to grow.

There’s a prompt list for each day in Inktober, but I decided to not follow it and instead do my own thing. It would be fun to try the themes next year.

Here are all of my illustrations from the month with commentary, as well as my reflections on the experience.

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