« Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.
I created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.
Anyone can do Inktober, just pick up a pen and start drawing. »
– Jake Parker.
At the initiative of Jake Parker, I see the opportunity of Inktober to test new techniques, to get out of my comfort zone, to take back the basics, and to get out of the digital world in which we all ended up diving. It is also the moment to open a door of me, to find myself. Take out all that has accumulated in for all these years, and bring them to light. To say, that’s it. It’s all I love. It’s a part of me.
Inktober, like any tradtional drawing, there’s no failure. We must think carefully about each movement. These things are forgotten by dint of reworking on the computer. To find the authentic, the forgotten sensations of a pencil, a marker, a pen with ink and all the complexity that flows from it. It’s both stimulating and stressful. It requires much more concentration and patience. Here, you have to take the time. Time to do well. And to love to delve into the concentration and contemplation of the work that progresses slowly. This can be as frustrating, but in the end, it comes out much better mentally. We want to go further. Daring more. One progresses in any way when one clings to do it to the end. By adopting the creed of Jake Parker, « Finished, not perfect« , one can only advance.
It’s only for the best, so do as you put it, don’t you?