Day 1: Fish #inktober #inktober2020

I’m no artist but I love to doodle, so I thought I’d give this challenge a go. You make a drawing on each day of October, using the prompts on the Inktober website, then post it on social media with the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2020.

The prompt for today is ‘Fish’, which is appropriate for me right now – in my current WIP the Bad Boy Wizard gives his uncle the head of a codfish! This is what poor old Uncle Phil looks like with his cod head:

I won’t be posting my efforts every day – like I said, I’m no artist and many of them will be embarrassingly bad. I’ve been looking at other people’s drawings on Twitter and they’re much better than mine, but you don’t have to be a brilliant artist to participate. The idea is to improve your skills by practising every day, and have fun in the process. Hopefully I’ll come up with one or two worth posting as the month goes on. I might post some of them straight to Twitter (especially if I’m derailed by a sudden WordPress enforcement of the dreaded block editor!)

Incidentally, I made my drawing before looking at anyone else’s, and when I did look, I was interested to see I’m not the only one who came up with the idea of a fish involved with a human head in some way. We must be tapping into the same bit of the collective unconscious!

I sometimes find that drawing gives me good ideas for my writing, so this challenge is definitely worth doing for me. If you’d like to have a go yourself, you can find out more here.

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3 Responses to Day 1: Fish #inktober #inktober2020

  1. (Kitty) Cat Strawberry - Meow! says:

    Wow, I love this! I never thought of putting a fish’s head on a human! 😮 I’m with you on the block editor thing. WordPress just happened to switch me onto it finally over the weekend. I’ve been struggling to get to grips with it, so annoying and feels like a step backwards. Luckily there’s a ‘classic block’ which I choose to use but it still doesn’t feel so easy. Goodluck with getting used to it and I hope you enjoy the challenge. I’ve missed a couple of days thanks to being ill but like you said it’s about iimproving skills and it’s fun to doodle a bit here and there 🙂

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    • I’ve been avoiding the block editor so far by using this link: https://YOURBLOGNAME.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?classic-editor and saving the page in my browser favourites. If you want to try it, just put your blog name where I’ve put the capitals. On the other hand, if you’ve started learning the block editor you might want to carry on with it, as WordPress will eventually be phasing out the old classic editor altogether.
      I’m enjoying the Inktober challenge, though my drawings don’t seem to appear with other people’s when I post them on Twitter despite me using the correct hashtags.
      I hope you feel better soon!

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      • (Kitty) Cat Strawberry - Meow! says:

        Thank you so much for the link! I know my way around the block editor but I still just prefer using the classic one as it feels more intuitive and I’m just faster at creating posts. It’s so frustrating that so many of us bloggers don’t want the block editor but are forced, eventually, to use it.
        I don’t know why the hashtags aren’t working 😦 I think it’s #inktober and #inktober2020 but I haven’t tried posting a picture on twitter yet so I’ll see if it happens to me to. THank you for the well wishes I’m better today, thank you 🙂 ❤

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