I finished my first Inktober! It was a rush to the finish. I’m very glad I got to think and draw about New York City all month, a place I love to live in, even though it’s not always on my side. Hello, stepping in dog poop on my block.
The main thing I learned from this all month draw-a-thon is that drawing fast, every day, is great in strengthening visual thinking and sketching. Even if every drawing didn’t come out exactly how I wanted it to at first, I felt my ability to get a drawn concept from mind to sketchbook getting easier with the daily practice.I’ve taken inspiration from this element of Inktober then, adding a reminder to my phone to draw every night. Maybe some days I won’t make it, but if I can, I know it will be a creative practice to keep.
Inktober Week 4: Why I Love New York
Corona Park for the World’s Fair Unisphere
Times Square (because it’s like turning the lights on in the middle of the night)
The Art Deco Chrysler building
Pigeons! They eat my crumbs even if I am afraid of them sometimes.
Dim Sum in chinatown in Manhattan, Queens, AND Brooklyn.
Meeting by the clock at Grand Central.
And finally, all the wonderful, interesting, weird, and different people of New York City.