Inktober 2021

I tried to be a bit prepared for this year’s Inktober, but as usual it came with its share of unexpected challenges.

Preparation

As in previous years, I tried to have a bit of a think about the prompts before the day itself, mostly by creating a sort of mood board of inspiration for each word.

Launch

I was extremely excited to start this year’s Inktober, especially as I’d not been very active on Instagram for a while (Covid, busyness etc) so of course it was an extra challenge that I was immediately blocked by Instagram for two weeks for no reason and with no way to appeal.

So, I launched Inktober on TikTok, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest instead.

Keeping up

As far as each day’s drawing, I used one of my standard exercise books to draw one or several preliminary sketches for each prompt.

Once I’d worked out the basic panel structure, I then drew the final version in my Royal Talens sketchbook, using my old favourite Micron fineliner pens.

The final product

For this year’s final output I made an A3 poster of all the drawings on one sheet. I was really pleased that the dark image (Day 18 – Moon, which is the most dominant) fell in the middle of the series.

This poster is now available to buy here.