I’ve been planning and talking about it for so long, it almost feels weird now that it’s actually happening. Starting this Sunday me and my friend Michalis will get in a car and drive across three countries to get to Angouleme’s comics fest.
The really weird part is between the Paris incident at Charlie Hebdo Magazine and the recent announcement here in Greece of national elections on the very day we start our trip, the mood surrounding the whole thing has already been on a roller coaster before it even started.
I’ll try to post sketches from the road as much as I can.
Hey everyone! I’ve kept quiet for some time now avoiding internet distractions while working on some new stuff. In the meanwhile have a great holiday!
What a month!
But first things first. What’s Inktober? It’s a drawing challenge conceived by artist Jake Parker. You make an ink drawing everyday and share it online for the entire month. I’ve been posting mine on facebook and twitter and now that it’s over I thought I should gather all of them in a nice post here on the blog.
I’ve done this before and even though I draw almost everyday anyway, there were times it was actually pretty challenging. Some days are just so full that it seems almost impossible to keep up. And yet, it’s that lack of time to second guess what you did, correct it or do it again that I enjoyed the most. It really feels liberating. Artists often suffer from this kind of obsessive/compulsive behavior when it comes to their work and I’m no exception. That’s why rules are important. Sometimes they set you free.
Anyway, here they are in the exact order they were made. Daily captions included. Enjoy the ride. I sure did.
Here’s a time-lapse vid of the 6th day’s sketch. I wish I could have made more of these.
And here’s everything I used throughout the month.
Have an excellent October humans!