Friday, September 30, 2016

InkTober 2016 - Finding Inspiration

Last year's InkTober sort of crashed and burned for me. In fact, upon taking a job as an art teacher, I have found that with all the other stuff that is going on in my life, I have very little time for making art...but I've already talked about that before on this blog.

This year, I'm hoping to start breaking my habit of not sketching as much as I should. After all, I want to keep my skills sharp so I can teach my students in the best way possible, don't I?

So, tomorrow starts another InkTober. I spent my morning pondering over topics I could do...knowing my own weaknesses, I wanted to keep some simple guidelines in place in the hopes that over the next month I'll be able to keep up.

Here's what I'm hoping to do:
1) Keep my drawings simple - the idea is to keep myself drawing, not to create elaborate works of art this year.
2)Carve out a specific time each day to draw - I have thought about drawing for exactly 31 minutes a day or starting to draw at the 31st minute of some hour...still thinking about that though.
3) Have fun! It sounds cheesy, I know, but that's one of the reasons that I got into art in the first place...I enjoy it.

I'm also hoping to not let my panic show through my drawings. I've been looking back at some of my artwork and notice that I go between trying to get fine detail, and panicking about not being able to get it. I want my drawings to be more relaxed this year.

So, here's to a successful #InkTober2016!