In 2018, I decided to have another go at the Inktober Challenge, where artists worldwide spend October drawing with ink—or whatever ink substitutes they have at hand.
I decided to go at it without a prompt list, but with another recurring theme instead: the framing! I decided that all my Inktober pieces were to be framed in a circle. During the month I found it both challenging and liberating; I only had to fill out the circle, and suddenly the otherwise daunting blank paper wasn’t so frightening at all, despite the unforgiving nature of ink.
By its end, I decided to compile the drawings into a book that I could keep on my shelf and this is the result! The piece on the cover was not a part of the illustrations created through the month, but was made with the purpose of being the compilation’s cover.