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Old 11-01-2019, 02:53 AM
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Re: INKTOBER 2019: For participants and followers!

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Day 30, Catch

My Malshi (Shih Tzu x Maltese mix) catching up a nap
Ink and water color pencils

Day 31, Ripe
4 Ripped Peaches
Ink and water color pencils


Inktober 2019 – Overall Thoughts



Here’s my thoughts on doing Inktober by the first time, even though I missed a few prompts. What matters the most is the learned lessons over the course of the month. By the same token, my interest on watercolors and colored pencils grew further.
  • Let it go! Don’t be highly attached to your expectations because it will only frustrate you further.
  • Experiment with different mediums that mix with pen and ink. Not everything is black and white.
  • “Don’t worry, mistakes are good.” This phrase from one of my English professors resonated on my mind when I needed it during this art challenge. Keep a genuine interest on to learn from your mistakes.
  • If you are interested to pursue a career as an artist, use the art challenges to explore more on how to use your new skills and creations for future projects.
  • Don’t stop, just don’t! Keep creating even when an art challenge is over. If there is another that interests you, DO IT, NOW! The only things you will miss are a new body of artwork that is important for your creative growth.
  • “Style”? “Voice”? Stop to overthink about them. Just keep creating. Don’t waste your time on reaching them overnight. Use your precious time to create.
  • Fan art? Yes, go ahead! Not only you show appreciation for someone’s work, but also you get a chance to learn and apply your skills.
  • Keep your mind open to new ideas, techniques, mediums, Hint: It will feed your Creative Bank Account.
  • Don’t let your inner critic to jeopardize your creativity. Please, have fun! Even so Albert Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
  • Stay accountable. I never knew the value of it despite of I got a longstanding experience on casual blogging. Yes, I missed a few prompts to get some personal space away from the screen. In that case, I returned with some new creations to share.
All right, that’s everything for now. I wrote this in the hope that other artists try any art challenge that interest them. By the way, thank you to those that have been supporting my artistic journey.


Cheers,

Rafa
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