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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Inktober Day One - Four!

Inktober is upon us again! So crazy to me how fast this year is flying by.

I've known since July that I want to participate in Inktober, but I didn't want to do what I did last year, which was just do a ink drawing of whatever random thing I happened to think of last minute and stress over not being able to use color (which I have a love-hate relationship). So I began to think about what I could focus on (this was before Jake Parker released the Inktober 2016 prompts btw, I probably would have done them too), and as I was watching/listening, while doing the cat's litter box, to the Artist/Illustrator/Youtuber Fran Meneses who was discussing how for inktober she takes a not well known fairy tale and illustrates her interpretation of it in her unique style. I loved that idea! But, I decided, instead of fairy tales, I would go through my beloved bookshelf, and find the top 31 favorite fiction books, from my childhood up until know and do a 4x6 inspired illustration of them as my personal challenge.

Day One, Miss Jaster's Garden 
Written and Illustrated by N. M. Bodecker in 1972

Excuse the banana, there is a toddler in the house ;)

The Maggie B. 
Written and Illustrated by Irene Haas in 1975

The Seven Silly Eaters 
Written by Mary Ann Hoberman and Illustrated by Marla Frazee in 1997

The Junie B. Jones Series 
Written by Barbara Parks and Illustrated by Denise Brunkus in 1992-2013

Until the next inking session!