I last did #Inktober in 2017 so decided to use it to develop drawing skills and to illustrate concepts.
Inktober is an ink drawing a day challenge for the month of Inktober with daily prompt words.
Here are my pieces for the first week of #inktober2019. As posted on my Instagram. You can follow my feed here
The first #Inktober illustration. The day one prompt is Ring.
Ring someone who’s day you’ll make by calling them.
#inktober2019 #ring #call #love
Mindless is the prompt for Inktober Day 2 – which for me had to be about guns and killing.
Until all killing is perceived, and taught to be wrong, innocent lives will be tragically lost. Value all life. Live and let live. Whoever or whatever the victim it’s all the same.
#banguns #liveandletlive #lovealllife #inktober #inktober2019
Animated gif of my Inktober day 2
Here’s are this year’s prompts, it’s tough to work to the prompts but I’m trying to use it illustrate key messages and things that I’m passionate about,
Inktober day 3 prompt is Bait.
Which prompted an issue that I’m passionate about. I don’t like the way that marketing makes people feel that they aren’t enough unless they buy this or own that.
So the message is, “You are enough.” #buylesslivemore #inktober #inktober2019 #youareenough #anticonsumerism #pixelmator #animation
Day 4 Prompt – Freeze
Short on time today so a quick piece for this day.
#inktober #inktober2019 #iceskate #❤️skate
I may develop this concept further when I get a little time to do so as I feel that colour would really bring the concept to life.
Build is Day 5 prompt for #Inktober.
Build made me think to turn it on it’s head and for there to be a reuse, renew and recycle approach to buildings. There are stunning old buildings being left unused and unloved in and new ground is being broken and wildlife disturbed for new characterless box like homes.
Busy day working on an illustration job so just one take and 15 minutes for this one.
#Reuse #recycle renew #repurpose #inktober2019
Inktober day 6 prompt is Husky. I don’t have one of those but I do have a lot of love, loyalty, kindness and fun with this little guy.
Drew this pose a year ago. Scroll to see. Wondered how it would look a year on. Somehow it turned into a poolside pose this year. I do still like the atmosphere created in that earlier drawing.
Cheers to dogs and the wonderful contribution they make to our lives.
Enchanted: Inktober Day 7 prompt made me think of The Magic Faraway Tree. Started with that idea and then built the details from there.
#inktober #inktober2019 #treehouse #magicfarawaytree #enchantedhome #treeliving
So, onto week 2. Interested to see when emerge in the ink this week.
Here are posts that relate to this:
September Reflection and October Direction
Illustrated Recipe – Buns
Inktober 2017 Highlights
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