The premise is simple: to create something using ink and post it online, regularly. The "rules" are loose, and the challenge is completely self-monitored - you get what you give. I always choose the popular route of promising myself I will do something every day and use it as practice for both self-discipline and inking skills, using hashtag #farebellainktober to keep track of my own work.
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31 drawings about Filipino folk beliefs, superstitions, strange practices, and demons. I tried out a grayscale ink wash with these and laughed my way through. They have become a deck of cards called “HALA!”, available on (you guessed it) the Etsy shop. Check out the pattern I made for the card backs, too!
This year I'm illustrating the fascinating natural essences created by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1880s, which are supposed to help with some unusual ailments (for both humans and pets). Their most famous product is Rescue Remedy, lauded by the likes of Martha Stewart for relief from anxiety. Read more about them at bachflower.com.
These have been collected into a Risographed zine, "Rescue Me, Remedy", available for sale on my Etsy shop!
Following, mostly, the official Inktober prompts. (This was also my thesis year...therefore, the most dismal.)
NB: Slim pickins' from my first year...my excuse was I was traveling...