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Inktober - what it is and why I'm doing it

31 days, 31 drawings. That's how simple it is! There is something to consider, if you want to be part of actual Intober, but basic idea is just to draw more. I heard about Inktober about 51 weeks ago. End of last October. This year I was more at time and remembered it about a week ago. I'm publishing this early to give time for those, who might want to do this.

I did little researching for this. Artist named Jake Parker challenged people to draw more and share their creations at 2009 and it become annual thing. Like the name says it's between 1.-31. of October and idea is to make a drawing per day. Official rules are 1) to do ink drawing, 2) post it 3) mark it with #inktober and #inktober2018. If daily challenge feel too much, you can variate it to work for you. Official Inktober page is www.inktober.com There is tips and more information about this. Also idea calendar, that you can use if you need it, but it's optional. I'm going with feeling day by day.

So why I'm doing this. The top reason is my love for all kind of art. I also feel like this is good way to get back to basics. The whole idea is to limit yourself to ink (some might use different products) and just one color. Some might use second color time to time, but that's it. It's about drawing, not anything else. It's also to give courage to people to share, what they are doing. In 31 days, your every work can't  be as perfect then you wish it to be.  It's something what I need still to learn. Art isn't perfect! Works for everyday can't be as challenging and detailed. Just use this for practise and to find your way back to drawing. Will see how I'm feeling after next 31 days. If this goes well, I have ideas for my own challenges in future. In Twitter @FromMadeByMeri


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