What was I thinking, when I joined up with artists around the world for #inktober? Well, I didn’t think I’d be any good at it. I didn’t think anyone would notice my drawings. I didn’t think I could keep up with drawing in ink, every day, for 31 days.
I did think it was a cool idea: creating an image without a computer or ctrl-z. Normally, when I create an image, I’m writing code that generates that image. Yes, I do small sketches. But that’s usually for figuring out the math and geometry.
When I stared out, I would draw a grid first. Then I’d follow the grid with ink. It was fairly stiff, but I was drawing….and not with code.
Eventually, I started to draw free-form. I was ready to leave the grid behind and take more inspiration from organic structures.
For the rest of the month, I continued drawing free-hand and experimenting with drawing in ink.
When I started, I wasn’t sure I could keep it up for even a week.
When the month ended, I wasn’t ready to stop. So, a friend and I have been continuing and using the hashtag #inkyDays.
I’ve done so many of these daily drawings now, that I’ve had to start a new sketchbook. I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to keep this up, but I’ll try for as long as I can and post them on my Patreon.