hardcover coming soon!
Inktober is an artist challenge founded in 2009 with a growing community online of people who share their work. The premise is to do one ink drawing a day for the month of October: 31 drawings in 31 days. A list of word prompts are shared by an official account to help jog concepts for artists, but it is not mandatory to follow them.
I began participating in 2017; instead of using the daily word prompts, I designed a set of characters and then let a narrative develop organically based on what my brain conjured for me every day. I continued this approach in 2018 and 2019.
In 2020, I was no longer sharing my work on social media, but I still participated in Inktober. For 2020 I did two Inktober projects: Inktober I is a series of small ink drawings of individual items that are used in the current series Oracle Still Lifes. Inktober II is another organic narrative based around a central figure.
For 2021 I did very small and simple ink studies of abstract objects in a numerical series from 1 to 31.
For 2022, I did a visual narrative based on The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert W. Service. I have self-published a book of this work along with the poem, it is available in softcover here, with a hardcover version coming soon.