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Inktober

24 September, 2017

We all know how AWESOME I am at completing projects.

Nanowrimo....fail.

365 Days.....fail.

Fourteen Day Drawing Challenge....fail.

365 Square (crochet project)....fail.

BUT! Never quit trying, right?

As I mentioned last week, while I was on vacation, I started feeling artsy again and dug out all my art supplies. I also signed up for a couple of online art classes, one of which I have finished and have been really excited about the progress I have made in just a short time. Taking those classes reminded me how satisfying drawing and creating art can be. It's just a matter of sitting down and actually doing it.

While watching videos on the YouTubes, one of the YouTubers I follow, Inkie Beard mentioned VERY briefly about a challenge/project he wanted to try: Inktober. So OF COURSE I had to check it out!

The project or challenge (I never know what to call these things) was started by Jake Palmer waaaaay back in 2009. Basically, he challenged himself to work on his inking every day for the month of December. Actually here......he can just tell you about it:


Fun, right?!

So....here are the basic rules:

Inktober rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it online

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2017

4) Repeat
Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.
That's it! Now go make something beautiful.
Over the next few days I plan on getting my supplies (pens, pencils, notebook, etc.) put together so they are easy to get to and I don't have to spend time hunting them down. I feel like that is my best way to get myself set up for success.

I haven't decided if I will do some sort of a theme for the month or just draw SOMETHING. There is an official set of prompts for the project, but I do tend to do better when I have free reign over a project am able to just let my creativity flow. Thankfully I still have a few days to decide how I'm going to tackle this project. But one thing is for sure, I'm really excited about giving it my best shot and seeing how much I improve over the thirty one days.


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