#Inktober Drawing: “Armor”…and a Lesson


Day 14 of #Inktober2020 brings the cue word “Armor.” #Inktober

It’s the first one I’ve done this year that I hate. I had a hundred ideas and no time. I started five things but couldn’t get them to work. I was scattered and worn out. The clock on the wall makes too much noice.

So the lesson today is, sometimes it doesn’t turn out how you’d like. I tried for a Jack Kirby-style sketch, but…I just don’t care for it.

I’m sharing it anyway. Because if I want to be honest, and not just another online liar who portrays everything as seamlessly and effortlessly perfect. I have to share the mistakes, too.

If I’m judged only on them, if any of us are judged only on them, then what a sad state it is. Being creative means accepting that sometimes it doesn’t work. Maybe I’ll come at one of the others again later, but for now, this is the best I can give.

And so I pick myself up and try again tomorrow. That’s the lesson. Come back tougher and more focused, and give it another shot.

Ain’t the first time, and it won’t be the last.

Anyhow, the usual disclaimer continues: If you like it, great. If you don’t, that’s fine too. I’m just trying to put it out there for the sake of putting it out there. I stuck with black and white but might need to check out Prime Days to see if I can get some additional pens.

If you want to learn about Inktober, here’s the site: Inktober.com.