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.