Inktober 2017 is finished! 6 years in a row I've been able to participate in this challenge. That's a total of 186 drawings at an average of 2 hours each... well, let's just say a LOT of hours with a pen in my hand trying to improve my skills, communicate ideas, and engage with the artistic community. My skills aren't where I want them to be, but I do see a LOT of progress since 2012.
This year I tried out the drawing prompt list that Jake Parker provided on inktober.com. It was a new level of community engagement seeing people around the world putting their individual spin on a random daily word. It also brought a bit more of a challenge to the concept of each piece. I no longer could just pull from ideas stuck in my head. It was a total shift in thinking, but I really enjoyed it.
As always, I'm incredibly thankful and encouraged from my handful of 'fans' who have shown much love on the socials. It's fun to draw weird stuff, but it is even more fun to share and connect that weird stuff to others :) I'm also so appreciative of my wife and kids who let me take time and energy to draw silly drawings for no money and little recognition. It means a lot to me and I'm extremely thankful for their support! Here are all of the drawings from 2017: