Inktober 2017 Challenge Complete!

Art, Illustration

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:

Inktober 2017 Sheri Roloff

And here are a couple of my favorites:

Inktober 10-4-17 by Sheri RoloffInktober 10-27-17 by Sheri RoloffInktober 10-5-17 by Sheri RoloffInktober 10-22-17 by Sheri RoloffInktober 10-29-17 by Sheri Roloff

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!

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Going Down a Rat Hole…

Art, Illustration

“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. 

Going Down a Rat Hole by Sheri Roloff