For the past several years, something called Inktober has become an annual October tradition for both amateur and professional artists and illustrators. It’s intended to get people back to drawing with plain old pen and paper rather than relying excessively on digital methods, and to reawaken creative impulses by giving short “prompt” words to inspire subjects and compositions. Since Inktober is rather Chestertonian in nature, there aren’t many rules or guidelines to it: the idea is to just make something, and to try to do it every day for a month if possible.
I’ve never done it before, but this year decided to dive in. I didn’t use any of the prompts but instead decided to try to draw a favorite novelist every day. I missed a few days here and there, but so far I’ve kept chugging along!
Here’s a few of the authors I’ve drawn this month:
It’s been fun–I hope to do this again next year!