Inktober is an art challenge started by artist Jake Parker in 2006. Participants challenge themselves each year to create an ink drawing for the 31days of October and share their creations on social media. I write more about Inktober and why I think it is a good idea here. While I do have to complete simpler drawings on weekdays. I am surprised how I have been able to produce a drawing each day while keeping to the official prompts. We are now in the home stretch with a week and some change left. How has your Inktober been going?
Day Fifteen Mysterious
This creature is called a Vampire Squid. Vampyroteuthis infernalis is its official name meaning “Vampire squid from hell”. What an awesome name! It is technically not a squid at but a descendant of the animals that existed before Squid and Octopus separated into different orders. Having its own order Vampyromorphida. This concept is a blend of mysterious locals space and the deep ocean. We actually know more about the Moon shown in the background of this piece than we currently know about the deep ocean. It is truly the last great frontier on Earth.
Here is a pretty cool video on these animals.
Day Sixteen Fat Squirrel
Just a simple drawing of a fat squirrel. This is based on an article I read a while back about the uptick in squirrel weight gain.
Day Seventeen Graceful
Again I was short on time so I just drew a simple graceful gazel.
Day Eighteen Filthy
If you are a parent of a toddler you probably know already that they can be quite filthy but they also have a habit of being creepy from time to time.
Day Nineteen Cloud
I had a bit more time so I drew a witch out on a night ride in the clouds then added watercolor.
Day Twenty Deep
Three small illustrations I completed on my lunch break in my itty bitty Stillman and Birn 5.5 x 3.5 sketchbook.
Day Twentyone Furious
More squirrel illustrations. A squirrel arrives home to find an interloper squirrel raiding her nuts.
That is all I have for now I will post again at the end of week four.
Happy art journey,