This year I participated in Inktober for the first time in my life and I gotta say it was very rewarding. Got to explore with ball-point-pen and acrylic ink with brush and various markers although I gotta admit that it was very difficult as well, and not every day turned out as good as other days.
A cool thing I got to go into and have wanted to do for a long time is to make my own sketchbooks. I cut copy paper and put them in collections of 5 papers each bunch and then put the bunches together with staples and glue. I know that staples is kinda a bad way to do it but I didn’t really want to get into the sewing just yet with sketchbooks. After all that I made a cover out of some blue cardboard I had laying around for a time like this.
What is unfortunate is the drama that developed in the early days of Inktober where Jake Parker, the guy who started Inktober answered a tweet where someone asked if it was alright to do the 31 day long challenge in digital. He answered with this.
This caused an entire outrage because they though he was “ableist” as some people find it too difficult to work with ink or they didn’t have the money for markers or a pen. Very sad to see and generally pretty obnoxious but it kinda died away luckily.
Here are all my Inktober drawing put into a slideshow.