Inktober 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve posted artworks that are self-indulgent. Last month after our first watercolor workshop, I decided that I would do this year’s Inktober. So what is inktober? From its creator’s website:

Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

To be honest, I’ve already heard about inktober years ago. Every year I tried to do the prompt, but I never did complete a whole month. So I challenged myself this year to complete the prompt even if I’m already busy with interior & painting works. There’s only one problem: I didn’t like the official prompt HAHA. (Pictured below)

But! There are a bunch of new prompts created every year by different artists so you could also choose from those. I chose relseiy‘s prompt, named #reltober. Here is her prompt:

Made my own #inktober prompt list inspired by nature, feel free to use! Sharing it would be great too! (not a must tho). The tag #reltober is so i can see your work and maybe feature it later, i was thinking of doing daily features in my stories? How does that sound? This went really well last year, i loved seeing everyones work and hopefully since im not as busy as last year i'll be able to do more as well. Looking forward to mixed media stuff, traditional inks and digital colouring turned out really nice last time i tried so i can't wait! This isnt an official prompt list, please check out the official @inktober account and prompt list if you want! I will repost this a day before october too as a reminder. #inktober #inktober2017 #inktoberprompts

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I thought it suited my style so I chose this. My goals for this year’s inktober were:

  • Finish the whole month. (Even if I can’t draw everyday!)
  • Draw more different flowers asides from sunflowers.
  • Practice my inking/lineart skills again.
  • Practice drawing hands.
  • Self indulge in my anime style & other styles.

Did I achieve my goals? Find out below! You can click each image and it will direct you to its original instagram post.

Maple Leaf.

Little flowers.

Seashell.

Wind.

Strawberry.

Tea / Coffee.

Planet.

Water.

Sunflower.

Apple.

Snowflake.

Feathers.

Bubbles.

Butterfly.

Succulents.

Mushroom.

Flower crown.

Starfish.

Spark.

Constellation.

Waves.

Dandelions.

Melody.

Moth.

Roots.

Jellyfish.

Plum blossom.

Gem stone.

Vines.

Wisteria.

Lanterns.

Although a bit late, I still managed to finish this year’s Inktober! Since drawing everyday was impossible (during that time I was travelling for interior design work), I decided that whenever I had the time I would draw a bunch of drawings. Props to those who managed to draw everyday! ♥

Did I complete my goals? Well, I think so! I finished the whole month, practiced my inking/lineart skills by drawing different subjects (flowers, hands, nature), and let myself indulge in trying different art styles. I was so tempted to color some of my artworks using my markers, but I managed to stop myself from doing that because I want it to be monochromatic in my IG feed.

My personal favorites would be: Wind, Sunflowers, Spark, Constellation, and Gem Stone. ♥ What about your’s?

Will I do it again next year? Hopefully!

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