Hocktober is a great name. You should trademark it. It should be yours. I did not know about Inktober.
Inktober. Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.
Here’s one someone did for “cold.” There person is skating on ice.
I like that you do your own stuff. Nothing that I post will be my own. Biggest art fan in the world, but never got into it myself. One time, I listened to Rob Liefeld tell the story of how he and his friends tried each drawing Chewbacca and everyone’s looked rough but his was excellent. Since he had such a natural aptitude, he pursued it because he saw how much better he was at it than the average person. Growing up, I used to see the ad in comics all the time of a reverse projector device. You point it at an object and it projects the image on your paper, and you then, trace over it and draw the object. This was decades ago in older comics. Smart people back then.
Came across one of The Punisher playing hockey. There are so many amazing artists out there that never really get any recognition. That’s why I envy people with their own vision of story-telling and story-boarding.
I like that you draw yourself. I admire the conviction. Tim Lim made it big in Indie comics at Iconic Comics. He is super professional. He said he has no experience and did some interesting things including simply collecting pictures that he wanted to emulate. He has a manga style. It’s a regret that I have. Even if I just got into the habit of tracing for 30 minutes a day since like 3rd grade, it would have been a good idea.
What’s the point of what? Posting graphics for Inktober? The point would just be to recognize Inktober for what it is and to maybe find unrecognized artists with talent. I always liked the rough sketches in books. Happy Potter comes to mind. Just little images.
Not my sketch, but in your honor, I named it HoctoBear.
Thank you, I really like the idea your posts could be some prompts that might help inspire somebody.
I was just trying to understand why someone might not draw. To me it seams that a lot of people think they can write a story, while they may have a story not everyone needs to be a writer, but I do believe anyone can draw. The trick is to get those letters out between the lines think of them more as shapes. then you look for those familiar shapes in what it is your trying to draw and put together your art. then clean up the lines and add the details.