6. Husky

I like drawing cats so I had to squeeze one into this prompt somehow!

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5. Build

This character looks a little bit different every time I draw her. I haven’t quite nailed down her features yet, so I’m gonna keep changing them up until I find the right look.

“Build” was inspired by all the cute costumes I used to craft for my kitty! This little guy was my best friend for an embarrassingly large percentage of my childhood, and he was such a good sport when it came to playing dress up!

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4. Freeze

Putting your life back together after a five month cross-country road trip is somewhat bewildering. Unsurprisingly, I’ve fallen behind on these Inktober 2019 sketches. Between job searches, apartment inquiries, budget outlines and relocation plans, it’s hard to make time for the fun stuff. Sometimes I just wanna curl up under one of these blankets.

This illustration was inspired by my first day in Yellowstone National Park! It was pretty cold and kinda miserable, and this is what I looked like the entire time. Only I haven’t actually worn Converse since high school... they are just fun to draw.

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3. Bait

Out of all the children’s book genres and themes, Halloween stories are probably the most fun to illustrate!

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2. Mindless

Inktober 2019 is off to a great start not because this little doodle is anything special, but because I actually completed a second day! What!? Who am I!?

Does anyone else ever find themselves mindlessly scrolling through social media first thing in the morning? Wooppsss. That’s me. I’d like to be more intentional with my time— I spend too much of it online.

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1. Ring

Happy Inktober 2019! For those of you who don’t know what Inktober is, it’s a month-long challenge for artists to improve inking skills and develop consistent drawing habits. I’ve never participated before because 1) I’m super intimidated by all those hardcore Instagram artists and 2) I have a hard time doing any one thing for 31 days straight. Consistency is hard! Comparison sucks! But, in an effort to improve my illustration skills, I’m going to try to do this thing anyway.

The first prompt (ring) made me think of the ring pops I used to get at my brother’s baseball games. Those jewelry-shaped candies were the singular perk of spending your summer evenings watching 8 year olds play a sport that even professional players can’t enliven. I also liked searching for four leaf clovers and plucking out dandelion fluff.

Sorry I didn’t pay more attention to your games, Cody.

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