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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My new favorite illustration prompt: #Colour_Collective

Illustration

I’m putting a spotlight on #Colour_Collective this week because it’s helped me find tons of amazing artwork from many talented illustrators! And I love that all artists and mediums are welcome.

Here’s the skinny. Every Saturday on Twitter @Clr_Collective releases a new color for that week’s inspiration. The following Friday at 19:30 BST (that’s 1:30pm CST, my Midwestern friends), artists of all stripes share artwork inspired by that color and tag it #Colour_Collective.

Here are some of the pieces I’ve made over the past couple weeks and the colors that inspired them.

#Colour_Collective Artwork by Sheri Roloff

So, if you’re looking for a smile on Fridays, browse the hashtag for some beautiful art! And if you’re an artist looking for weekly inspiration, join in! The online community around this is awesome. This week’s color is Portland Orange, and I can’t wait to post something new tomorrow and see all the amazing artwork!

Hipster Cat & Hibiscus Flowers

Illustration

Meet Clora. She likes to stop and smell the flowers, but her first love is meteorology. On the weekends she sketches clouds and keeps tabs on the changing weather with her pocket barometer. It’s quite hipstery, and I’m pretty sure she’s friends with this guy.

Clora by Sheri Roloff

Mr. Buttons – a short, quirky comic – is done!

Illustration

So you know that weird story I was working on about a crow that falls in love with a duck-shaped hot tub chlorinator? Even if you have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m excited to say it’s done!

Check out page one below, and read the full 8-page comic here.

Mr. Buttons by Sheri Roloff_page 1

Mr. Buttons and His Button Collection

Illustration

I’m working on an 8-page comic about a smarmy crow named Mr. Buttons who falls in love with a hot tub chlorinator that’s shaped like a duck. Here’s the cover:

Mr Buttons cover by Sheri Roloff

And here is Mr. Buttons’ button collection, which I’ll be using for the end papers in the print version of the comic:

Button Collection by Sheri Roloff

I’m working on the inside pages and hope to post the entire comic soon!