It's Inktober! Illustrator Jake Parker created this event in 2009 to encourage people of all skill levels to draw something once a day for the month of October, and to share their drawings on social media (#inktober, #inktober2020, @inktober). You don't have to be a great artist to participate, this is something ANYONE can do, regardless of experience. The point is to improve your skills and to inspire/be inspired by others. Read on for more information and join our Inktober drawing classes!
This week, we take a look inside ourselves and think about our identity. What makes us uniquely us? We will explore books, activities, and join a discussion, all on the theme of recognizing the importance of individuality and self-expression. As Oscar Wilde famously said, "Be yourself—everyone else is already taken."
In Drawing for Joy, author and illustrator Stephanie Peterson Jones offers beginning artists a low-stress way to build a successful daily drawing practice in just 15 minutes a day. The exercises start with a focus on simple shapes such as circles, squares, and other geometric textures, then progress gradually toward creating more realistic motifs, including florals and other natural shapes, all built with line and pattern.