Monday, October 1, 2012

So it begins... #inktober day one

I've decided to commit to a daily draw-a-thon for the month of October that is known as "INKTOBER." The format is very unforgiving, in that once you put a line down, it's there for good. Which is something that I struggle with... (aka commitment issues, but that's a topic for another day) This whole Inktober thing was conceived by the extraordinary Jake Parker, and he has written quite eloquently concerning the concept:
It’s a month long appreciation of the art of drawing in ink and the practitioners that embrace that art. To celebrate I’m posting one ink drawing a day for the entire month. No pencils, no water colors, no photoshop, just the unadulterated black and white beauty of thick black ink on crisp white paper. Drawing with ink means commitment. There’s no hemming and hawing as to which pencil line you’re going to use, no sitting on the fence of values, no pussy footing with color. When you make your mark you better mean it. It’s black and white. True or false. On or off. And that’s what Inktober is all about.
INKtober rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it on your blog or tumblr, twitter, facebook, flickr, or just pin it on your wall.
3) Hashtag it with #inktober
4) Repeat (you can do it daily, like me, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.)
Parker, Jake. "INKTOBER DAY 1." Agent 44: The Art Blog of Jake Parker. Web. October 1, 2012. <>
(ya i just used MLA format whatuuup)

So even though I made a whole bunch of mistakes on this beastly fellow, I resisted the temptation to touch things up in Photoshop. My hope is to publish a post daily and by the end of the month maybe see some form of improvement. #HopefulYetDoubtful

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