Tomorrow’s post is about preparing for Inktober, but I thought I’d do another post about past Inktobers. I’ve considered doing it in the past and I’ve started it a few times, but I’ve never really stuck to it since my drawing is always so sporadic. It’s one of the things that helps me realize art is not something I was as a career. It’s not something that I enjoy doing on command. I’ve never liked doing commission work unless I had some emotional investment in the project.
I’ve been really stoked because at this point, I’m on a 90+ day streak with my blog posts here. I’ve been working ahead really hard to make sure I have my buffer days, but I’ve only needed one or two days for a break so far. The whole, getting some writing done while I’m Manic really helps. Sometimes, I wish I could do that with my art as well.
I thought I’d share some of my past works. Please don’t hold my current work to these pieces! 😅 I’ll admit that my past work has a ton more detail. The things I’ve been working on lately have been rough, ROUGH sketches I’ve done while sitting with my step daughter. Just to get back in the whole process of drawing once again.
One year, I did Inktober with Elder Scrolls online. I’ve got a bunch of ESO stuff under my belt. It honestly just became so hard to do these sketches every day that I ended up getting burnt out by day five. I was doing Inktober as well as making other random sketches for people around me.
I made it fourteen days the year before when I was trying to do Pinktober. I had hoped the cute fairy tale prompts would help keep me motivated towards the goal. I don’t want to jinx myself, but it’s amazing how well I’ve been able to keep up with blogging each day so far. I’m really excited for the chance to be able to post Inktober pictures every day this upcoming October.
I will admit that I started earlier than October for this one, but I’ve mentioned before that I’m doing this along with my 9-year-old step daughter. So we’re trying to work towards this on her capacity. And honestly, this has made things a bit easier for myself. Even on the days she hasn’t been here, it’s been really difficult to find the motivation to expand upon the pieces I did while she actually was here.
Having her work on this project with me has been a great chance for bonding. I hope you guys all enjoy our pieces. Even the ones that aren’t perfect. See you tomorrow for another post!