Inktober is a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits. Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing and posts it online.
For Inktober 2019 I wanted to use the prompts to focus on climate change and other environmental issues. This was prompted mainly by the Climate Strike rallies that occurred across the planet in the previous month.
The exploration of images and facts that this challenge brought up affected me deeply – and more than ever I am convinced we as a society and as individuals need to do whatever we can to enact real change.
For my part I decided to create this free e-publication of my
Inktober 2019 challenge and aim to distribute it as far and wide as possible, in order to try and get conversations happening about how we can make a real difference for the future generations.
The illustrations I did for the challenge were quick and rough and
generally each one took less than half an hour (I know this because some were done standing up in the aisle on my train trip to work).
I have drawn on or paraphrased many articles for the descriptions that accompany each illustration and I have tried to reference them as accurately as possible. But the opinions held in these
descriptions are my own – and based on only limited research. So if you disagree with the thoughts in this publication then that is your right. But I hope instead that you will be challenged to also think “What can I do?”
This is free for distribution and re-publication, but not for re-sale.
Send it on to whom-ever you choose.
It is downloadable by clicking the following link.