January 5 - January 28
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 12:00 to 4:30
Each year in October, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide participate in the Inktober challenge. The challenge is to draw for 31 days straight, in ink, following a pre-generated single-word prompt each day. They then share their daily pieces online, all with the intent of being creative, vulnerable, and imperfect.
In 2009, artist Jake Parker started this challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits, taking enjoyment in coming back to a more tactile medium in such a digitally saturated world. For my challenge, I wanted to improve my skills on the human figure, so each day I took the daily prompt and searched the internet for images of people to inspire my drawing. I found a massive range of inspiration from various models, poses, and outfits, leading me to create a large body of work that taught me a lot during the process.