The InkTober initiative was taken by an artist named Mr. Jake Parker. He originally created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. The idea went viral and has since grown into a worldwide endeavour with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. This year, I am one of them to take on the challenge.
About the Challenge : Every October, artists all over the world do one ink drawing a day the entire month.
I decided to blog about my ink drawings as it turned out to be an interesting journey for me. I have always wanted to incorporate drawing in my everyday schedule and make it more like a habit. I used this opportunity to make my own concepts and finally get them on paper. These creatures have been lingering in the deep recesses of my mind for a long time. Like they were having a secret party in my own backyard.
This exercise is also helping me overcome my fear of using ink… with every creature I get more and more comfortable with ink. Taking less help from the pencil. It’s definitely built my confidence. To my surprise, it wasn’t very difficult for me to come up with everyday subjects. I wanted to draw creepy, surreal and eccentric creatures. They keep floating around in my dreams for as long as I remember. It seems I found the perfect time to do this as it’s Halloween month!
Thank you for stopping by. I hope these creatures are a treat to your eyes and will hopefully give you the same inspiration as they are giving me.