For the past month, I’ve drawn and shared a piece of my 💜 a day. I’ve been drawing once or more per day for the past year but almost never shared them with anyone. Twenty years ago a university teacher made me feel ashamed of my drawing style and even tho I kept working on it, I needed all this time to regain confidence in sharing it with all of you… I never thought so many people would appreciate it and fills my heart with gratitude that so many of you manifested interest in them by liking, commenting and sharing 💜
This was probably the biggest reason to enter the #inktober challenge but I’ve also used it to get out of my drawing comfort zone and hopefully improve my technique.
I usually paint instinctively, often with my eyes closed, not having a purpose or a pre sketch. I rarely used a pencil and even less a rubber as I’ve been most interested in allowing my unconscious express itself.
So for the past month, I’ve compromised to follow Inktober’s daily theme and this forced me to research word meanings and quotes meanwhile using intention to shape my creation.
I used pencil and a lot of rubber to drawn elements that for a long time I told myself I wasn’t able. I purposely created black and white pieces but chance also played a huge part as always by bringing some old ink pens that have been hiding in a box for all these years and were the perfect fit for accomplishing my vision, complete with mistakes and all.
It felt great to overcome so many fears in such a way and I am ready to keep challenging myself allways.
I’m currently preparing them so all drawings will be available to print in any size or shape and also as a set of postcards. Feel free to get in touch if you would like one or more! <3