I seem to have been drafted into taking part in this year’s Inktober – a challenge to draw and post a picture every day.
But wait, I hear you say – only one picture? Who are you kidding? It’s getting to stop drawing that’s usually the challenge.
All true, which is why I sound a little bemused, because I usually throw away 80 percent of my doodles, or evolve them into ever-larger canvasses in sketch books so it’s harder to note what’s been done on any given day.
So what I’m trying to do is use the daily prompts to force me out of my comfort zone of drawing grotesques and snarling demons. I’m posting things mostly to my Instagram account, which advertises to Twitter as well, and thence to Facebook.
It’s an intriguing exercise, and one I’m glad I’ve taken on.