September 19, 2018

8 strategies to inktober 2018 for artists with time troubles


Sonia Nezvetaeva, Sketcher, Illustrator, dotwork, pointellism


After the post about reasons to participate in Inktober 2018, I have received a lot of masages like "Sonia, I have no time to draw every day" or "Are you crazy to spend all you days by drawing?" So, to be honest, I am :) Buuut I have some lifehacks for you, guys!


If you have no time to draw, inktber 2018, Sonia Nezvetaeva, lotus, dotwork, pointellism


8 strategies to inktober 2018 for artists with time troubles

1
One step at a time

You can do one big art work (A4 or A3) for the whole month.
It may be comics, or a map, or a story, or a pattern with different elements (for every theme from the list or without following the list or following your own one) . 

2 
Better to draw something than nothing

You can come up with an idea of your own little art challenge. 15 min sketch a day.  A little, 1,5-2 inch size.  You can do even 1-2-min sketches. You have 31 tries to catch the moment!

3
 Minimum of means at most effect

For example, you can use just contour with no filling, or only main forms with no details.

4
Make your own font

You can do only one letter or number with art element per day.

5
A calendar

You can fill you month calendar blocks with tiny pics about your life occasions. In the end of the month you'll have a beatiful logs-page of your October 2018.
 6
 Go with the flow

You can try zen-art or doodling for every day relaxing practice. On 31st October you'll be a very calm person :) 

7
Shadow theatre
You can do a silhouette of something you'd like to draw. If you chose the story or legend or fairy tales, on 31st October you will heve a whole company of heroes.

8
Abstractions 

Spots, drops, smudges. Monotype, toothbrushs, led the ink. You can let your arms to lead your mind and find any meanings in abstract spots.



In any case, have fun! Inktober is for you, it is not a big deal to participate or not. But you can draw day by day, or every second day, or even just only one day. It is ok, it is better than nothing, you know!
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