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This is my week two look back on Inktober. An opportunity to reflect on what worked, what didn’t and what learnings I should take into the next week.
- I’m still very, very tired! Each drawing it taking approximately between 4-5 hours a day on top of my full-time job.
- It’s important to rest. I came down with a cold in the middle of the week, I took a couple of days off meaning I had 4 to do at the weekend. These things happen but with out any contingency (a day days already in the bag) it means I can’t plan ahead for the next week as much as I’d like.
- I am finding a rhythm, looking for ways to vary the compositions one day to the next.
- The weekends are important. It really helped me get on top of it again.
- I’m noticing my shortcomings more and more. Perhaps it’s the time pressure and having to compromise so my drawing are “Finished, not perfect”, but I am spotting so many errors both structurally and stylistically at the moment. I could also be getting my eye in and seeing more errors than I normally would.
- Trying to force the narrative with the daily themes. Not every day has to drive the story on, some can just have fun with the prompt.
- Getting ill.
- I still need to try and get a day ahead of pencils come the weekend.
- Exercising. I got one run in last week before I caught my cold. Better than week 1.
- Exploring new techniques.
- Having fun with the character and the environment.
- Writing journal entries in advance.
Gallery of pencils and final inks below. View my progress over at Instagram