HappyArt Does Inktober2020
Drawing Challenges Are Awesome!
When it comes to drawing challenges, I am a big fan. I’ve participated in a few over the years. It’s a productive way to connect with other artists and strengthen a commitment to creating art regularly. Of course, as a professional artist for so many years, the way I made a living was in being productive creatively so that’s nothing new for me. Matter of fact about fifteen years ago I began my own challenge to make a painting a day with the condition that each painting had to build off of one of the edges of the last piece.
Constraints are generally very good for sparking ideas, and it totally worked for me. My “Big Idea” project left me with about 100 paintings and the beginning of a new pursuit which lead to the creation of HapiLani, the land of my dreams. HapiLani became several gallery exhibits featuring a variety of maps, illustrations, artifacts and archeologic items from this imaginary world. Finally it became a book.
I think one of the biggest benefits of following through on challenges like these is you’re sort of forced to break through old patterns. You’re invited to consider creating images that may be totally outside your normal sphere.
This year is the first time I’ve joined “Inktober”. Jake Parker coined the word in 2009 when he launched the inktober concept online. Since then it has really gained an international following! Everyone is invited to participate!
Join Me For The Rest of Inktober2020
It’s simple. Just take an ink drawing using the prompts and post your result on your own social media using the appropriate hashtags. That’s it! You’ll instantly be a part of a huge group of likeminded artists all over the world. You can search the same hashtags and see what others have done using the same prompts. It’s inspirational and reminds you how many ways and styles there are to depict a subject. And a side benefit is, if you do a drawing every day for the whole month of October you are well on your way to developing an excellent habit.
Something to get you in the mood:
Inktober 2020 Prompts
Inking Techniques Refresher!
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