So inktober 2017 has come and gone and let me tell you - it was one hell of an experience. The kind of experience that influenced not only my art but also my life in general.
1. It was truly great to practice drawing things i have never tried before, to challenge myself in some way. I was always into drawing people and faces, so thats where i can say i shine the most. But i assumed that i would really suck at drawing everything else. Turned out - not true. So it was pretty cool to get out of my comfort zone. And once i stepped out of it - it felt really good, like i broke some kind of barrier inside of me (which takes us to "in general" section below).
2. I was delighted to discover new art supplies to use! In particular - pentel brush pens. OMG, let me tell you what a joy it is to use those things! I felt like a little kid with a new toy! Once i got them i couldn't let them go till the end of the day and just kept doodling faces. Especially old peoples' faces, as they have more defined lines. It was magic.
3. Inktober does a great job helping to discipline yourself. Of course, most of it will have to be your own effort, but sometimes we just need that extra push that makes us put a pen (or pencil, or brush) in our hand and make the first line.
4. It was so great to be part of the art community! And i can not stress it enough. I discovered so many amazing artists during this month, and so many people have found me. It was just awesome to go through my instagram feed every day and see so many amazing drawing and sketches and feel engaged with people all over the world, even though i have never met them. Kind of like we all were playing the same huge game. And for that particular reason i want to say - THANK YOU, JAKE PARKER!
I always had a problem with finishing things. As long as i can remember myself i would start something and then, half way through, just let it go. Let me tell you - that is a really shitty philosophy of living. When you accomplish something it gives you the feeling of satisfaction, the feeling of being proud of yourself, the feeling of being confident and prepares you for the next challenge. Those feelings where never there for me. Yes, i did a lot of things well, mb even too well. But i never actually had enough self control to pull through and get to that finish line. So completing this inktober was a HUGE step for me. And the amount of joy i felt while making my first inktober sketchbook video was overwhelming.
So all in all i decided not to sit around all sloppy and float passively through my life. I made new plans, new goals for myself. Which i can't wait to start, to experience and then ...to finish.
Please, share your experience of inktober if you were a part of it in any way, or just your general thoughts on the subject! Ill be glad to hear what you think.
And, finally, here is my sketchbook of this month. I hope, you will enjoy it.
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