October 2019 has long since come and gone and so has Inktober. I’ve tried participating in previous years, but never managed to finish the entire 31 days. But last year I decided that I would do it, and complete it! So, how did it go?
I started looking at different Inktober prompt lists in September and found one that I liked. The one I chose was the 31 monster girls challenge by @luckyinks on Instagram.
Because of my health (I suffer from fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression) I knew that I would not be able to draw one image a day every day. So on days when I felt fine and was able to draw I drew several drawings at once and batched them ahead of time. That way I could relax and rest on days when I felt sick. Some may frown on this approach, but I knew that if I was going to complete the challenge and not wear myself out I had to take a different approach.
And guess what? It worked! I was able to complete the challenge. I drew 31 drawings of monster girls and posted them on Instagram. It was really challenging and I feel so proud of myself for having made it through.
You can see all my monster girls in the gallery below.
I also decided to share artists who were doing the same challenge as me, because I like to support other artists. So every day I shared other peoples art in my IG stories. It was pretty cool to see how the different prompts in the challenge were interpreted by different people, and I also got to know some nice new artists.
Did you participate in Inktober 2019? How did it go?