Hello everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today I’ve got this past week’s Inktober 2017 sketches to share with you, with the exception of today’s as I haven’t gotten to it yet. Inktober is a worldwide art challenge where artists create a drawing each day for the month of October for a total of 31 drawings. To help out and inspire, there’s an official prompt list. To check it out and maybe join in (it’s never too late! Well, unless it’s November 1st!), then check it out *here*.
I’ve been wanting to do Inktober ever since I first heard of it a few years ago. I could never summon up the inspiration to do a drawing a day, no matter how small, but this year I was determined to do it and see it through. I’m following the official prompts for 2017, all on the general theme of my mental illness and how I struggle with my own mind. Some of the sketches have descriptions, but I can’t really summon proper words for others.
CONTENT WARNING — Artistic depictions of mental illness.
October 19 – Cloud
Most of my days feel like my head is wrapped in thick, muffling clouds.
October 20 – Deep
October 21 – Furious
Keeping things bottled up is never a good idea.
October 22 – Trail
October 23 – Juicy
I feel that I’ve fed off others in the past, leeching off their support, love, and familiarity until there was nothing left.
October 24 – Blind
I used to be blind to what I was doing to the people closest to me. Becoming self-aware was a nasty feeling, but it was better than continuing to hurt others.