illusration, 31-day project
Inktober is a daily drawing initiative taking place during the month of October every year. It was started by the illustrator Jake Parker. This last October, 2015, I began my 31-day series on objects that I own. There are some very normal things, some design focused items but mostly just oddities that I enjoy.
For more information see the Inktober webpage.
Inktober was developed by Jake Parker in 2009 as a challenge to improve drawing skills and develop strong drawing habits. It has grown into a world-wide initiative with thousands of artists taking on the idea each year.
To take advantage of the month-long drawing spree was really a great challenge for me as well as an endeavour. Doing it two years in a row really gave me the change to develop any skill I wanted. For this particular set, I chose to do "things I own."
After completing the set of hand drawn icons, I was able to share the "things I own." I consider myself a selective hoarder, meaning that I am not necessarily a messy, unorganized person – but I am one who hoards certain things. I tend to collect oddities and specialties. Anything that I find interesting usually makes it on a shelf in my home.
This guy is a plastic had made to wear if you are interested in becoming a dinosaur. I decided to keep it around because it always tells a story.
guatemalan voodoo dolls
This was a gift from a friend, I have actually never been to Guatemala. The dolls come in many colors and are very small and adorable. I am not sure if they work.
I found the dead cricket in my window sill of my college house. This piece give me a reminder of college life at it's finest.
FLying squirrel onesie
The onesie has made it through various occasions from halloween to summer camps jobs. It's great to wear in the winter and is basically a walking blanket.