Many comic artists and commercial illustrators participate in Inktober, utilizing the hashtag (#inktober) on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram to share their progress. This was a great opportunity to not only gain exposure for your own work, but to see what others are doing. Since Inktober was a community based activity, there was a strong degree of social accountability, which made completing each day's inked piece rewarding.
While I could not ink a piece every single day, I daresay there are at least 31 total inked pieces. Some days I inked multiples, especially at AWA and GMX, when sales were slow. Most of these were inked in my sketchbook with a fude pen, Pentel Pocketbrush, and Signo white gel pen. For the purposes of this post, I've dropped the non photo blue lead in PhotoShop. I have not included the two Inktober pieces I inked with a traditional brush. One was unsatisfactory, the other I plan on watercoloring and sharing later.
As the month progresses, you'll notice that most of my pieces were of Kara from my comic. Part of is that for the time being, I suppose she's my muse, the easy source of inspiration. Another part is that I'm trying to prepare for Volume 2 in advance, and I'd like to give myself lots of material to choose from.
Before and At Anime Weekend Atlanta
Modern Interpretations of Sailor Scouts
At GMX (Tee shirt designs)
And that's that for this year's Inktober. I'll probably finish inking some of the sketches I prepared throughout the month, and then resume my usual sketchbook practices.