October flew by, I think due in part to participating in the whirlwind that is Inktober! If you aren’t familiar with Inktober, it’s an art challenge developed by Jake Parker where artists around the globe participate by creating one ink drawing a day during the month of October. Participants then post their artwork on social media using #inktober. One drawing a day doesn’t sound too hard, but it becomes challenging to keep up!
I’m delighted to say that 2017 is the first year I’ve successfully completed the Inktober challenge! Here are all 31 drawings:
And here are a couple of my favorites:
Check out my Instagram or Twitter pages to see all 31 days. In the meantime, I’m designing a book of all 31 drawings, which will be available soon!
You may recognize this cheerful anteater from an earlier drawing involving a flower storm. I’m working on a postcard design with both illustrations which I’ll share soon!
“Going down a rat hole” is a phrase my boss uses all the time. Sometimes he means it in a bad way, referring to an unproductive dive into details that should be avoided. Other times he’ll use it in a positive way, explaining how he went down a rat hole discovering something or figuring something out. Either way, it refers to getting deeply involved with something to the point that you risk losing sight of the main objective. According to some sources it should be “going down a rabbit hole”…which is probably true, and all the more reason this rat hole business makes me laugh.
Anyway, the other day my boss said “going down a rat hole” so many times I started picturing him as a rat scurrying down a twisty tunnel of ideas. One thing led to another and I ended up drawing it. It actually turned into more of a metaphor of the creative process than I intended.
Ed likes to sing his favorite Louis Armstrong song:
“I see trees of green, red roses too.
I see them bloom, for me and you.
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world…”
Hipster cat just wanted to send you this selfie of her enjoying life in some killer red glasses.