Jack McCaffrey

Inktober 2017

Inktober 2017

In October of 2017, I decided to participate in the widespread artists' event, Inktober. Essentially, the purpose of it is to post an ink drawing every single day of October, each of the 31 days. The whole thing was both exciting and a bit nerve-wracking. Exciting because I love drawing, but nerve-wracking because I would be posting every drawing online for the world to see.

As a lover of storytelling, my Inktober drawings have a bit of a twist on them. Each of the drawings continue off of the last one, making it a whole cohesive story in a sense. It was a challenge to have to think of what the next drawing would be everyday, as nothing was planned out ahead of time, but it was also incredibly rewarding.

While I wish I had more time to dedicate to the story aspect and perfecting each drawing, I realized that perfection is not what Inktober is about. Inktober isn't about planning each and everything, plain and simple: it's about doing something everyday and not being afraid of making some mistakes along the way. We sometimes get so caught up in our own fears of our work not being good enough that we spend more time thinking rather than creating.

And Inktober taught me to be less afraid, to just put the pen to the paper and start making weird stuff!