Another year, another opportunity to ink doodles for the chance to be a part of something bigger. That has to be what these social media challenges are about, yes? It’s not a bad thing either, I just want to be clear about what we are all doing here.
I’m currently in the process of paging through my Facebook profile and hiding posts on my wall for the purpose of slowly shuttering it. Without getting into the pointless FB debate I will say that seeing my old posts of drawings always makes me cringe (how common I know). After getting my shit together a few years ago I realized it had been so long since I kept a regular sketchbook that I had kind of forgotten the muscle memory to draw. It took a few years to get to the point where I’m less sad looking at my doodles but that’s not only because they are better executed. Little challenges push you to not only make but share your work and somehow exercising that muscle is helpful. I don’t really get it but I’m not going to spend a lot of time questioning it.
Instead, I’m posting my images as the month goes on. I’m using prompts from the Crush Illustration Collective—a group of illustrators who met at an ICON conference and make cool stuff. I’m sure lots of people knew this but I hadn’t seen people create their own prompt lists and I like this one better than hewing to the “official Inktober list”.
I’m focusing on filling up two pages with the 31 doodles to craft a full image with all of the prompts. Wish me luck check back on my progress for the next several days :)