Thursday, October 31, 2019

Inktober 2019

I try to do inktober every year and each time I do it I hit the same snag. Every year starts with much excitement, ink shopping and ideas. But each time I do this, my ideas are FAR too ambitious to carry through every single day over a period of a month. This results in me making it to about the 15th to 20th day of October before finally giving up.

This year I decided it would be different. This time was was going to work smarter, not harder. My idea was to take ONE character, and then draw that character fitting each prompt of the day. The idea was to take something smaller, cartoonier and simpler and make it last. In this case I chose my bearded dragon, Kahlua. And for the first time in my life I was able to FINISH inktober - ALL 31 days!

The experiment was so successful that I had inadvertently created a beloved character that many people ended up contacting me to buy. People requested prints and commissions, which was completely unexpected on my part. All in all, a successful year of inktober.

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