Tuesday, November 1, 2016

InkTober Completion

October has officially come to a close, which means InkTober has also come to a conclusion.  I thought I'd take the time to reflect on how much I created over the month and be truthful about how this challenge worked for me.

The Porch Postscript - InkTober Completion

Did I draw daily for the entire month?  Nope, I sure didn't.  I started out strong, but I set myself up for failure by making my art part of my days end rather than the beginning.  I was consistent in a daily journal for 13 days, then it became one more thing I had to do each day.  I didn't enjoy the setting up of a journal for pen and ink like I thought I would.

Did I enjoy the experience?  Yes, mostly.  I struggled with daily drawing, but once I let go of the journal and just drew when I felt like it, in front of the TV, I was more productive with the challenge.

What did I draw?

The Porch Postscript - InkTober Completion
InkTober Day 1

The Porch Postscript - InkTober Completion
"N" Monogram - Custom Order

The Porch Postscript - InkTober Completion
"K" Monogram - Custom Order

The Porch Postscript - InkTober Completion
Inktober Day4

The Porch Postscript - InkTober Completion
"A" Monogram - Available in Etsy Shop

The Porch Postscript - InkTober Completion
InkTober Day 9

The Porch Postscript - InkTober Completion
InkTober Day 10 & 11

The Porch Postscript - InkTober Completion
Tree of Love - Available in Etsy Shop

The Porch Postscript - InkTober Completion
Alaska Sunrise - Available in Etsy Shop

The Porch Postscript - InkTober Completion
Sunset in the Grass - Available in Etsy Shop

The Porch Postscript - InkTober Completion
Wild Grass - Available in Etsy Shop
While I didn't draw every day, I did draw quite a bit more than I usually do.  This is just a sampling of the pieces I created, I drew 24 drawings over the course of one month.  Some more in-depth than others.  I created three custom pieces, along with a few other pieces for My Etsy Shop.

Would I do InkTober again?  Right now,  I'd say no, but the next one is a year away.  Who knows what I'll decide next year, a year is a lot of time and I could be in a different place creatively.

I really hope this encourages you to step out of your creative comfort zone and try the challenges you find interesting.  While I didn't draw 31 drawings, I still feel like this was a successful challenge for me.

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