Inktober 2020 | Week 4

Welcome to week 4, the final week of Inktober 2020! It was a hectic month but I loved participating in Inktober for the first time. It was interesting to say the least. Moving on, here is an overview of the seven eight drawings from October 24 – October 31 (tomorrow). I drew one ahead since I didn’t want to do a dedicated post for one inking or go out of schedule and post everything on Saturday.

October 24: Dig

For ‘dig’, I drew a puppy or maybe an adult dog, digging a hole. I think he turned out resembling a dog well enough and actually loved drawing him/her because I love dogs. But I did get the blade of grass at the back messed up but thankfully, I could tilt the image just enough to make it appear straight.

Six word story:
She dug out kindness long hidden.

Some people appear so rude and aloof because they’re afraid of getting hurt but still show kindness in the most unlikely of times. And I used dig in its past form, I hope that doesn’t make the story invalid or something.

October 25: Buddy

Here, I drew Charlie Brown and Snoopy watching a sunset. I have no idea what they are sitting on. The reference image I used just had them and the sun, so I drew in the sea between them and the sun. But I was afraid to go in with a pen, so I left it, as it was, in pencil.

Six word story:
Jess played with her imaginary buddy.

Not all of us have real human friends, and at times of need, imaginary friends are such great companions.

October 26: Hide

I really liked this one even though the shading didn’t turn out quite right. Here, I drew a shy baby Dumbo hiding behind his mother’s leg. The shadows could have been much better but I’m still happy with how it turned out!

Six word story:
Hiding from adversities causes worse quagmires.

They’re bound to come back anyway so I feel like it is better to get them over with, rather than hiding from them.

October 27: Music

I love listening to music, so this was one among my favourite prompts. I like how this turned out even though the lines aren’t smooth and clean. I drew this from an image I found on Pinterest, it could have been a tattoo design but I don’t really remember.

Six word story:
Lost in music when life stung.

It doesn’t sound right grammatically but I’ve often felt that a lot of us find a sort of refuge in music especially when the day isn’t going well. Life has been a constant sting since the beginning of 2020.

October 28: Float

This did not turn out well. For ‘float, I drew this floating castle from Pinterest. I couldn’t erase the pencil outlines well enough and the ink smudged a bit here and there. It looks okay from a distance though.

Six word story:
He floated through difficult life choices.

Being an indecisive person is so hard; it majorly affects your prioritisation skills which in turn leads to bad productivity. I don’t think the story captured it well enough but oh well.

October 29: Shoes

I wanted to draw just one shoe until I realised it said shoes, so I drew this random person’s legs and feet. I used two reference images from Pinterest for this. It didn’t turn out as clean as I wanted it to and the shoes’ soles look weird too. Maybe it would look better with more lines and dots.

Six word story:
Jake stole shoes for a living.

I wasn’t getting anything good, so I settled for this. I’ve heard of some people who linger around public places and steal shoes and other footwear. Let’s assume Jake was one of them.

October 30: Ominous

I don’t believe in superstitions, so this was a little difficult for me. The actual drawing was okay, it was deciding on what to draw that was hard. I googled bad omens and found crows among the list. So, I decided to draw one. It turned out okay, I think. I personally like crows and love their expressions. I even wrote a post featuring one a long time ago. You can read it here if you would like to!

Six word story:
Their ominous arrival sowed fear everywhere.

Let’s just assume a group of terrorists arrived in a small town and started demanding money and workers. I actually like the word ‘ominous’, it sounds very ominous in itself.

October 31: Crawl

I know, the baby’s eyes turned out inverted. I don’t even know what I was thinking of when I decided to draw a baby in the first place, let alone an eye. I liked the teddy bear but I can’t say the same for the baby. His/her hands and legs are all, just wrong in some way. I should’ve just drawn a spider.

Six word story:
He crawled his way to fame.

According to Google, crawl also means ‘behave obsequiously or ingratiatingly in the hope of gaining someone’s favour’ in an informal manner. I feel a lot of people do rely on flattery to gain acceptance and validation which I’m quite sure most of us dislike.

~31 days, 31 drawings~

And that concludes Inktober 2020! Can you say my photography skills are terrible? I had great fun and slight panic moments but it was still interesting to draw consistently for a month. Let me know what you think and which one was your favourite (if any)!

Related Posts:
Inktober #1 and #2
Inktober | Week 1
Inktober | Week 2
Inktober | Week 3

Related Pages:
Art Niche
Inktober 2020

Thank you so much for reading!

86 thoughts on “Inktober 2020 | Week 4

  1. Your drawing talents are fantastic D! I like Charlie Brown and Snoopy best, probably because they were a favorite of mine as a kid. Mickey Mouse is also great. Keep it up D!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ί

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  2. Inktober is over yay!
    (Well, for us bloggers who do it ahead of time at least…)
    Your drawings turned out really good! I couldn’t chose a favorite. For me, I think my favorite prompt was hide, I drew Tye, but well, you’ll see that when I post it on Tuesday!
    Great drawings and stories!

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  3. Splendid as usual! The subtle humour in your Inktober series was what I loved the most. Just know that your effort of making everything more interesting is really appreciated. Well done.πŸ’–

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  4. I love how quite a few of these were animal-inspired. Your baby Dumbo and digging puppy were both so adorable. I love how you don’t simply draw the prompt, you add a personal touch or are creative with it – they all look really cool.

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  5. Ahh, I adored all of your Inktober posts. I think I’m going to miss them…
    But, anyways, the entire collection of this week’s drawings are superb! I really like ‘music’ & ‘buddy’.

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  6. I loved all of these drawings although my favorite one is by far the music one!! MUSIC IS THE BEST!!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful Intktober drawings, si!
    -kaelyn πŸ˜›

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  7. I liked it even before I opened the post because I already knew it was gonna be awesome!! πŸ˜‰And I was not disappointed!!😍
    The puppy? Awwwh!!! 😍
    Dumbo melted my heart!! That was a genius idea!!πŸ‘πŸΌ
    Charlie and snoopy…. the best idea ever!! It was better to leave the waves in pencil… it looks just perfect!!πŸ‘πŸ»
    The castle looks glorious!! Very enchanting!!πŸ’–
    The shoes are cool 😎 i get that problem too!πŸ˜‚
    The baby turned out really well!!πŸ‘ΆπŸ»
    But the best? The music…….. ahhhhh!!! Sooooo beautiful!! Like honestly!! I loovve it!! All the detailed little notes streaming out!!😍🎡🎢🎡🎢
    I will miss seeing your art!! But it was fun!!😁
    Love, Amy

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  8. Aw.. thank you so much, Amy!! I’m so happy you liked the puppy!!πŸ’• That means a lot! I love Snoopy tooπŸ˜‚ Glad yoy agree!!
    Ooh, thank you so much! Love that you can relate to it!πŸ’•
    Poor babyπŸ˜‚
    I had a feeling you’d like that! I’m so happy that you do! It’s one of my favorites as well!
    Aw…thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed! πŸ€—
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave such a lovely comment!❀️

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  9. Looks like i am a bit late for this post none the less those were some amazing inking ❀ I look forward to seeing more of your art work.

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  10. These are so great!!! I never remember to do the monthly art challenges, and I get lazy too πŸ˜…
    I have a post of some of my art on my blog, and they are not as good as yours at all :’)

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